Book one of 15 places for a special tour of St Columba’s Farm using this link to Eventbrite
St Columba’s Barn is the home of the Society of St. Columba. A tranquil and peaceful place set in the heart of the South Downs National Park on the north side of Chanctonbury Ring. The farmstead consists of 23 acres of land, with nine period buildings dating from the early 19th century. At the centre of the farmstead stands the Great Barn, an historic Sussex flint and timber tithe barn, with a Horsham stone roof.
One of the tasks as a Society is to bring this farmstead alive by restoring and invigorating this place with prayer and a new community focus. Activities across the farmstead consist of market gardening, forest garden, rearing rare breed livestock, food & hospitality, reading & study centre and a sustainability and conservation infrastructure that will future proof the home on heat, electricity, water and waste.
This tour will offer a broad understanding of the multiple farm activities on site, the history of the land and the farming principles and ethics of St. Columba’s Community Farm.
Agenda for the Day;
2:00pm – Meet at the Chanctonbury Ring car park and walk down as a group to ‘The Great Barn’
2:15pm – Drinks served from the St Columba kitchen
2:30pm – Introduction and history of The Society of St Columba and the land by the Founder, Greg Valerio
3:00pm – Farm tour with Greg Valerio
4:00pm – Market stall open with goods produced by St Columba
4:30pm – Walk back to the Chanctonbury Ring car park.
Tickets are just £5 and can be booked using this link to Eventbrite