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Bridgham World Peace Centre

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On the edge of the village of Bridgham, where the river Thet winds its way to Fenland Drains, past Lynn and on to the sea and oceans beyond, there is a certain bend. On the bank opposite half mature trees reach for the skies and to get there you walk through a grove of newly planted oaks. At this point the river arrives from the south-east, on the left, and then turns sharply to the south-west, on the right. Here, facing south, so the sun rises on the left and sets on the right, open to the wind, but shaded from the noon heat and protected from the rain that feeds the living river, is a shelter. It looks as if it might have grown out of the dark earth. A bandstand ? A pagoda?A pavilion? It’s called “The Bridgham World Peace Centre”! To which you are invited to come and sit for a while. To:reflect!meditate! ccntemplate! pray! All in the context of the great cycles of the natural world. It is all very Psalm 104!In my experience the effect of just being there is immediate. Tension lets i…