Christian guesthouse set to re-open in Norwich
All Hallows House on Rouen Road in Norwich will re-open for guests this August following a major refurbishment to create a modernised, attractive place of Christian hospitality beside the internationally-renowned St Julian’s Church where Julian of Norwich once lived, prayed and wrote.
Located in the heart of the city, just five minutes’ walk from the railway station, and under the care of Resident Steward Josiah English, All Hallows Guesthouse will offer simple but comfortable accommodation in a contemplative style.
The eight bedrooms, each with free WiFi, private basin and easy access to shared facilities, are available for booking from Monday 1 August. With a variety of double, twin and single rooms, accommodation rates begin at £35 a night, including continental breakfast provided each morning and self-catering for lunch and dinner. Booking can be made through the new website: www.allhallowsnorwich.co.uk. The House can also be contacted on 01603 660451.
A pattern of public prayer on site, including the regular celebration of the Eucharist, Morning and Evening Prayer each day in St Julian’s Church, and weekly Compline in the House chapel, will provide a rhythm of daily life grounded in the traditions of devotion with which Julian herself would have been familiar. The House chapel will be available to resident guests throughout the day and night as a place of meditation and quiet, and a private garden also provides space for peace and thought.
Describing All Hallows as ‘a green oasis hidden in the centre of our historic city’, Josiah English, the Resident Steward, said: ‘Our focus is on community and tranquillity, shaped around a pattern of prayer. You will find no TVs at All Hallows: we instead encourage guests to use our common areas to get to know one another, or enjoy private reflection undisturbed by the constant motion of modern life. Whether you are looking for a quiet escape, reflective retreat or pilgrim’s rest, All Hallows is the perfect place to start.’
Pictured above is the internationally-renowned St Julian’s Church.