The vision of Holton Lee is a holistic one that recognises the importance of every aspect of a person’s life: physical, psychological, emotional and social.
Personal growth and well-being depends on attending to each of these. A healthy spirituality seeks to hold all of these in balance.
The underlying ethic of Holton Lee means that each person is valued. It also recognises that we do not live in isolation, but are connected to one another and to the earth in which we live. Therefore our relationships with each other are important.
The varied and protected landscape here provides opportunities for space and stillness as well as an engagement with nature that can reground us amidst the stresses and busyness of our lives.
Through the Arts, whether as observer or participant, there is opportunity for expression and exploration.
Holton Lee has built a 250 metre long wheelchair labyrinth with the help of volunteers. The labyrinth situated behind the farmhouse, has a tap rail to enable usage by the visually impaired and is soon to be landscaped with a mixture of heather plants. It is perhaps, the only disabled accessible labyrinth in the country, providing a feature that links to our focus on well being.
The charity has attracted a grant to employ an artist to create a multi faith project that will add sculptural and decorative features to the labyrinth. The plan is to enhance the area around the labyrinth with a number of permanent installations or sculptures that are in keeping with the site and reflect the distinctiveness of the local environment. In doing so, we wish to engage local faith groups and the public in six workshops, one of which should specifically be for children. The six workshops will all be linked and will follow an overall design plan and theme.
This exciting opportunity is planned for sometime in spring/early summer 2012 and we will be looking for groups in the new year that would like to get involved, absolutely no artistic experience is necessary.