Tag: lockdown

27th May 2020

Gardening notes in lockdown: Brother Tim

One of the joys of living at the Charterhouse, of which there are many, is sitting in, or strolling round, our gardens. The current splendour of the design and planting is all due to Claire Davies who spent nine years creating our ‘oasis in the centre of London’. It was my pleasure, before she retired... continue

21st May 2020

Gardening notes in lockdown: Brother Rakesh

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

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

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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