The StPA Community Garden
is a great way to meet people, build relationships and promote neighbourliness in our community, as well as grow amazing food, plants and flowers! Fruit and vegetables are grown throughout the year and distributed amongst the estate community and also given away at our Foodbank. StPA exists to bring wholeness and hope to the people around us through encountering Jesus, and the Community Garden is a great way for us to carry out that purpose together.
Our Community Garden Facilitator, Lizzie Telfer, is great at encouraging all sorts of fun and friendly relationship building opportunities for residents and developing community partnerships with local organisations who come and use the Garden. It’s all part of our love and care for God’s creation, which includes all of us!
Here’s just some of the benefits of the StPA Community Garden:
We want Quarrendon to be known as a place where people really love and look after each other!
as people exercise and use their bodies they are brought back into ‘right relationship’ with themselves, with each other, with creation and with God. Gardening is an excellent way to stay fit for life!
the StPA Community Garden is a place where we can show loving kindness, tackle injustice, nurture faith, care for creation and tell people the good news of Jesus.
we enjoy great relationships with local Schools; Bucks Adult Education, the Youth Probation Service; local GP Surgery; amongst many others who use our Community Garden.
the StPA Community Garden offers a space to form friends and neighbourly relationships. Even if you don’t like gardening, you can come and enjoy a cup of tea with friends!
we regularly use the Community garden for intergenerational worship events and activities!
our Community Garden is the perfect place to start a new worshiping community or ‘fresh expression’ of church that is supported and nurtured by StPA.
there are lots of associated services we aim to develop to fulfil our purpose and vision eg offering ‘How To Cook A Great Meal On A Budget’ courses for residents, using food grown in the garden. Our Play&Gro Toddler Group also regularly use the Community Garden, as well as our Youth Group.