Updated 26 April 2013
Registered Charity 236464
F R I A R Y
Hilfield Friary is set on the edge of the Dorset Downs with magnificent views across the Blackmore Vale – rural England at its greenest, the countryside of Thomas Hardy’s novels. There have been Franciscan brothers living here in a collection of what were once farm buildings since 1921, providing refuge for the homeless, the experience of community, and a place for prayer, reflection and renewal. Today at Hilfield there is a particular emphasis on living and promoting the Franciscan values of care for creation, working for peace and justice, and seeking respectful dialogue with people of other faiths.
The Revd Patrick Woodhouse presided and preached at the Friary last Sunday, 21st April, the theme of his sermon on Belonging and Believing being taken from the Gospel reading for the day, the Fourth Sunday of Easter. We thought it an excellent address which stirred and challenged us and so include it on our website for others to read