Meet Sally, a Friend of Ffald y Brenin

Meet Sally, a Friend of Ffald y Brenin

Scottish historian and essayist, Thomas Carlyle, said that “the work an unknown good man has done is like a vein of water flowing hidden underground, secretly making the ground green.” This could be said in an even richer sense about Friends of Ffald y...
Benches of Encounter

Benches of Encounter

We’re often thinking of ways to create spaces where people can connect with Jesus here at Ffald y Brenin. One of our goals has been to bring some new benches onto the grounds. Over the past few months we’ve been blessed by a number of people who have given...
Thanksgiving and lament are not in a contest

Thanksgiving and lament are not in a contest

One day last week I glanced out the window before heading off to morning prayers. The walk from the Ffald y Brenin Farmhouse to the Prayer Room is a short one. Half a minute maybe. And yet I always hum and haw about whether to take my coat. Cheerful sunshine persuaded...
Finding Jesus at Ffald y Brenin

Finding Jesus at Ffald y Brenin

One of the best things about being a team member at Ffald y Brenin is that we get a front-row seat to what God is doing in the lives of guests. Phyllida Mould, the founder of Ffald y Brenin, had a simple vision of creating space where people can meet with God. He is...
How Sabbath became my shelter in a storm

How Sabbath became my shelter in a storm

My first glimpse of Katharine stunned me. It was the first day of the seventh grade and my first day in a Canadian school. I’d spent the previous four years living in Ethiopia where my dad worked for a humanitarian organisation. In my East African world, agility and...