Ferrar House is a small Retreat Centre set in the beautiful and peaceful rolling countryside of Cambridgeshire. The House, at the end of a narrow lane, looks out onto open countryside.
Ferrar House is unique. A place of peace and prayer.
Ferrar House is the perfect place for:
A small group of people enjoyed making and praying a Labyrinth in the garden of Ferrar House on Thursday 25th June.
The Labyrinth was subsequently used by visitors to Little Gidding who were delighted to discover it.
For information on future Labyrinth Days please contact the Warden.
Ferrar House is next to the historic church of St John's Little Gidding.
Note – overnight stays are now self-catered, except by arrangement with the Warden
A slideshow of the House can be seen below.
Click on the thumbnails to enlarge, or click "play".
A wide variety of group and individuals have held retreats and quiet days or Training weekends at Ferrar House so far this year. Contact Andrew, Warden of Ferrar House, to discuss how the facilities of the house might be suited for you or your group.
One aspect of visiting Ferrar House is the view of the Horse Chestnut tree in the field in front of the House.
See above the ever changing view of the tree through the seasons.
LITTLE GIDDING POETRY GROUP:
Tuesday 13th Oct: Led by Tony Roberts on Spirituality and Poetry.
Fri 13th Nov: Led by Susan Waters, 'Songs to a dead mother and other loves'.
All meetings begin at 7.30pm in Ferrar House Library.
Little Gidding Trust Ltd
Dean of Little Gidding
The directors of the Little Gidding Trust Ltd, in consultation with the Bishop of Ely, seek to appoint a person to work with them to develop and deliver an ambitious Vision for Little Gidding to ensure its place, with its links to Nicholas Ferrar and T. S. Eliot, as a significant place of pilgrimage into the future.
This exciting and challenging role will require someone with flair, energy and experience, with empathy towards the Trust's 10 year vision, willing to work in marketing, fundraising, project, staff and volunteer management.
For full details and application pack please contact the chair of directors:
The Very Revd Dr Frances Ward
Applications by email only, to be received by 5pm Monday 9 November 2015
Interviews: Monday 7 December 2015
Appointment subject to Enhanced CRB Disclosure
Applicant need not be a clerk in holy orders
Little Gidding is famous for the Ferrars who came in 1626. Nicholas Ferrar bought the manor and left London with his mother, his sister Susanna, his brother John and their spouses and children.
The manor house was dilapidated and the church was used as a barn and pig sty. They restored the church, then the house.
Little Gidding is also famous for the visit, in 1936, of the poet T. S. Eliot, who published "Little Gidding" as the conclusion of his "Four Quartets" in 1942.
In the Church's Calendar Nicholas Ferrar is celebrated on 4th December.
For more history see the relevant page. Click here to go to the History page.
The Eliot Festival - speaker and audience in the marquee from a previous year.
THE ELIOT FESTIVAL
The tenth annual Eliot Festival took place on Saturday 18th July 2015. at Little Gidding.
A day of talks, readings, and discussion in the inspirational grounds of Little Gidding.
Robert Crawford author of 'Young Eliot'
Lyndall Gordon celebrated Eliot Scholar
To contact Ferrar House:
Use the email link below or on the Contacts page.
SECOND FRIDAY EUCHARIST - Every second Friday of each month at noon a Eucharist is celebrated in St John's followed by a lunch in Ferrar House. All welcome but you need to notify the organisers if you are going to come so that there will be enough soup and bread. For the organiser's contact details please ask Ferrar House (01832 293383) or by clicking: