Published: 10 June 2020
Statement from our Director
10 June 2020 Update
Trust Director Julian Carnell says:
Following our closure at the end of March due to the Coronavirus the Trust is now actively planning to re-start retreats in July, in accordance with the government’s timetable. We will be following the government guidelines on social distancing and any other measures that are deemed necessary to ensure safety.
Our outdoor woodland site will re-open on the 7th July with adaptations and precautions in place to allow social distancing to be maintained. Woodland Retreats can be booked here and further details of our Coranvirus arrangements and protocols can be viewed here.
The main House retreats will start on the 24th July. We will be reducing numbers and all participants will have a single occupancy room. We will be putting in place measures and procedures to ensure social distancing can be maintained, together with an enhanced cleaning regime. Sharpham House Retreats can be booked here and further details of Coronavirus arrangements and more detailed information can be viewed here.
The Barn Retreat
We do not have a date yet for re-opening the Barn Retreat. We will review the situation on an on-going basis, however we are delighted to annouce a new programme of 3 day Barn themed Retreats at Home (see also below).
Our online retreats are proving very popular and we are currently offering day long retreats, as well as new 3 day Barn themed retreat. We are keen to retain the unique characteristics of a Sharpham experience so, unlike many online offerings, we limit the numbers to retain small group interaction and sharing opportunities. For details of our new Barn at Home Retreat as well as our other online retreats click here
As a small charity we are facing a serious financial challenge, particularly in terms of our cash flow over the coming months. If you can help by making a donation here – www.sharphamtrust.org/donate - we would be extremely grateful.
Our aim is to ensure the long-term viability of The Trust and the Sharpham Estate so that we can continue to help benefit all the people that visit us. We will keep people updated through our website and newsletter – sign up here: www.sharphamtrust.org/subscribe
Lastly all of us here at The Trust hope that you have the support needed to navigate these difficult times. We are supporting and maintaining our community here at Sharpham through this time via our large collection of free meditations that you can play or download from our website here: www.sharphamtrust.org/resources
We hope that your involvement with Sharpham will help to sustain you in these difficult times and we look forward to welcoming you back to the estate in the near future.
Updates from The Sharpham Trust
We are reviewing the situation daily and will communicate any changes quickly if it becomes necessary via this page, via email and through our social media networks.