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General information

Come meditate outdoors at the Well Centre for Spirituality at the beautiful 15th century Elsie Briggs House in in Westbury-on-Trym. This is a fantastic opportunity to connect with nature, explore your practice in new surroundings and return to the fray refreshed and restored.

We will be sitting, walking and carrying out nature-based practices such as ‘aimless wandering’ in the Quiet Garden, the adjacent churchyard and nearby orchard. This is a drop-in group, no booking necessary, and open to all, although complete beginners might find it difficult. The session will start with a short orientation, followed by meditation practices and end with a group discussion. We will have a tea and biscuit break. The afternoon will be in silence. If the weather is inclement, we have access to indoor rooms.

Dates and time

All sessions will take place on Saturday afternoons from 2-5pm.
Dates: April 18, 23 May, 27 June, 25 July, 26 Sept and 24 Oct 2020.


Elsie Briggs House, 38 Church Road, Westbury-on-Trym, BS9 3EQ.
Busses: 1, 11 & 77 stop nearby. Cycle stands available within the churchyard or rail opposite the house. Car parking is limited. Some spaces may be available at the Westbury Hill Car Park (free for 3 hours), directly outside Elsie Briggs House on Church Rd or close to Trym Road. Parking in nearby streets is restricted to one hour.


We want everyone to enjoy nature meditation practice, regardless of ability to pay. The suggested donation for waged earners is £5. For unwaged/ low waged, feel free to give whatever is possible.

What to bring

Wear appropriate clothing! Warm layers, waterproofs, sturdy shoes and thick socks (in the colder months) are advised. We will be outside for all/ most of the session.
The garden has plastic chairs and benches, but you may want to bring cushions and/ or blankets to make yourself more comfortable. You may sit on the lawn, so feel free to bring meditation stools or cushions.

Wheelchair access

Unfortunately, like many very old properties, Elsie Briggs house has stairs inside and outside the property making wheelchair access difficult.


Lesley Wye at