Tobias Jones credit Donna McDowell

Tobias Jones

A Place of Refuge: The Story of Windsor Hill Wood

Autumn Series/
Mon 26 October 2015

Tobias Jones

A Place of Refuge: The Story of Windsor Hill Wood

Tobias Jones credit Donna McDowell
Mon 26 October 2015,

Five years ago, Tobias Jones and his wife set up a woodland sanctuary for people in a period of crisis in their lives. Windsor Hill Wood quickly became a well-known refuge, and the family home has been transformed into a small community. Many people arrive at Windsor Hill Wood because of a desperate need – bereavement, depression, addiction or homelessness – while others come simply because they are dismayed by modern life.

Jones tells the story of an evolving community: the characters and conflicts, the miracles and mistakes, and how the family opened up not only their house, but also themselves, to the most demanding of judgements and transformations. He examines the consequences of our way of life and contemplates the ways in which nature and stillness offer solace to those in torment.

Photo credit Donna McDowell

 

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