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. Subsequent visitors to Little Gidding were delighted to discover it
and to walk it with prayer and thoughtfulness.
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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 Hospitality manager
A slideshow of the House can be seen below.
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A wide variety of group and individuals have held retreats and quiet days or Training weekends at Ferrar House so far this year. Contact Susan Capp, Hospitality Manager 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.
T.S. Eliot Festival
Sun 9th July 2017
Jeremy Irons will be reading 'Little Gidding'
Ali Smith will reading 'Prufrock'
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Double and twin room accommodation is available. Private bathrooms available for each room. Self service breakfast available in the Hodgson Room.
LITTLE GIDDING POETRY GROUP:
Meetings held on the 13th of each month at 7.30pm.
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. At Ferrar House this celebration will take place on Saturday 3rd December. All are welcome.
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 12th Annual T.S. Eliot Festival was held at Little Gidding on Sunday 9th July 2017.
Full details on Events page.
An inspirational day of talks, readings, discussion and events including:
The celebrated novelist Ali Smith will read 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' and discuss it with biographer Adam Begley.
Robert Crawford, Bishop Wardlaw Professor of Poetry at St Andrews University and Author of Young Eliot: From St Louis to the Wasteland, will give a lecture entitled 'Prufrock: Moments and Momentum'
Marjorie Perloff, Scholar in Residence and Florence Scott Professor of English Emerita at the University of California, will deliver the Eliot Society Lecture on Four Quartets.
Ronald Schuchard, Goodrich C. White Professor of English Emeritus at Emory University, will give an update on recent Eliot publications.
An annual tradition continues: 'My Favourite Eliot' with contributions from the audience.
The programme continues with a special guest reading of Little Gidding by 'Jeremy Irons'.
To contact Ferrar House:
Use the email link below or on the Contacts page.
SECOND FRIDAY EUCHARIST - Every second Friday of the month at noon, a Eucharist is celebrated in St John's. This is followed by a soup lunch in Ferrar House. All welcome but the pre booking of lunch is essential. Please contact Ferrar House for further details (01832 293383) or by clicking: