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9-10 June 2018

9-10 June 2018

St Joseph's Garden

Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–17:00
Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Strawberries & cream available. The Church is also open to view the acclaimed icons of Mary, Mother of the City & Joseph of the House of David, in contemporary Ethiopian-style by Stéphane René.

Entrance

Lamb's Buildings, Lamb's Passage, off Bunhill Row, EC1Y 8LE (next to the Cass Business School of City University, Bunhill Row).
Nearest postcode: E9 6PX

Buses

55, 243, 43, 205

Stations

Old Street, Moorgate

Cycle hire station

Bunhill Row (Map)

Toilets

Toilet on site

Access

Fully accessible.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

The purpose of this small garden is manifold: an extension into the neighbourhood of the almost invisible basement Church of St Joseph, a patch of vegetation in a built-up environment, a haven for birds, a space where people pause and refresh.

The garden is a tribute to the late Cardinal Basil Hume (1923–99), Archbishop of Westminster, monk and shepherd, whose life and ministry was an inspiration to many.

Designed by landscaper Simon-Peter Stobart,  garden influences include Japanese design and a theme from the biblical ‘Song of Songs' – a garden in which the Beloved might be encountered and experienced.

Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 10:00–17:00
Sunday 10:00–17:00

Activities

Strawberries & cream available. The Church is also open to view the acclaimed icons of Mary, Mother of the City & Joseph of the House of David, in contemporary Ethiopian-style by Stéphane René.

Entrance

Lamb's Buildings, Lamb's Passage, off Bunhill Row, EC1Y 8LE (next to the Cass Business School of City University, Bunhill Row).
Nearest postcode: E9 6PX

Buses

55, 243, 43, 205

Stations

Old Street, Moorgate

Cycle hire station

Bunhill Row (Map)

Toilets

Toilet on site

Access

Fully accessible.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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