I needed a refuge yesterday and I went to Whipsnade Tree Cathedral.
This incredible cathedral, made from trees, shrubs and plants, was created after the First World War in the spirit of ‘faith, hope and reconciliation’.
There are four seasonal chapels, a porch, a nave, a chancel and a dew pond in the centre where each area has hand carved wooden animals supporting seating benches.
I sat in peace amoungst the oaks, ashes, silver birches, norwegian spruces, limes, hornbeams, cherry trees in blossom all coming from a carpet of early bluebells, daffodils and primroses. All you could hear was the birdsong and there wasn’t another soul in sight most of the time.
I will be going back there.