21st May 2020

Gardening notes in lockdown: Brother Gillie

While the Charterhouse is closed to the public, some of the Brothers are kindly taking on some of the day-to-day gardening jobs on our seven-acre site, as none of the gardening team are currently there.  Good for distraction, good for mental and for physical health!  And just lovely to watch the garden... continue

11th May 2020

VE Day social distance BBQ – sharing stories of WW2

On Friday to commemorate VE Day – and to lift our spirits – we held a BBQ in the gardens for the Brothers.  We kept a safe distance apart, and wore our masks except for eating.  And we gathered and shared our war stories and memories of that day – 8th May 75 years ago. […]... continue

6th May 2020

Life as usual

This is the second in our series of thoughts, stories and reflections by the Brothers in times of lockdown. When staff return to the Charterhouse after a weekend, they often ask Brothers, ‘have you had a nice weekend?’ Our response tends to be, ‘every day is the weekend for us’. We are, for the... continue

1st May 2020

Brother Walter’s thoughts on lockdown

Master of the Charterhouse, Ann Kenrick, lives on the site, and although everyone now is keeping at a safe distance she still sees and chats with the Brothers as they exercise and come down to pick up their meals – everyone wearing their masks.  Here she catches up with Brother Walter and asks... continue

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