It's hard to say who 'we' are really, as there are so many people who make this place what it is. Toby and Francesca founded the place and have made it what it is. They and their family then moved to Parma in Italy in July 2017. Since then Chris and Katharine and our boys Josh and Natty have been the family in residence. In some ways it feels as if we have been here ages, but in others it is clear that we are still learning! In everything though, we do consider it a wonderful privilege to be here in this amazing place.
 
There are usually three or four guests living here at any one time. Some come just for a long weekend and some stay for several months. Guest's ages have ranged from teenager to pensioner. People come from all corners of the UK and, sometimes, from abroad. We've had people from all faiths but, most usually, of no faith. Quite often former guests will roll up for a day or two to check we're all OK and to tell stories about 'the old days'.

Then there are our wonderful volunteers who come every Wednesday or, if they live further away, for odd days or weekends here and there. Often there's a volunteer living here long-term, helping out around the place.

Kaye runs her fantastically successful Forest School
here.That school means there are occasionally a dozen
happy, loud kids under the parachute by the pond. There are other schools that sometimes come here, accompanied by teachers and volunteers

The place couldn't run without the wise heads on our trustees committee. They make sure we're all being sensible and sustainable (emotionally and financially as well as ecologically). They often come down for a day or a weekend.

There are the many people who receive our newsletter and quite a few generous souls who support us with prayer or with
a standing order.

Then there are all the animals: Hazel the cat, a couple of goats, the occasional dog, a few pigs, chickens, sheep as well as the occasional visiting deer, badgers and rabbits.

All contribute to making Windsor Hill Wood what it is.
 

 

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