Bishop visits Cannington (June 2009)

Bishop of Bath and Wells visits The Walled Gardens

The Bishop of Bath and Wells, the Rt Rev Peter Price made a special stop during his celebratory walk around the diocese on 2 June, to have a guided tour of Bridgwater College's Cannington Centre.

Bishop Peter started the day by sampling the delights of local produce at the new tea rooms at the College's Walled Gardens, and was given a tour of the gardens by Grounds Manager, Andre Gardner, who explained the dramatic changes and developments that have taken place since the Bishop's last visit. The Bishop, himself a keen gardener said, "The gardens are an extraordinary impressive conversion of space which has involved the hard work of both staff and students".

He then visited the College's Animal Management Centre, and observed a practical equine lesson at the British Horse Society approved Equestrian Centre. The tour was finished with a walk around the College's 180 hectare farm (Rodway Farm), which has a dairy herd of 300, a flock of 300 ewes and a state-of-the-art milking parlour.

Bishop Peter is doing a 330-mile walk around the perimeter of the diocese from May to July to celebrate the diocese's 1100th anniversary. ‘Peter's Progress', as the walk has been named, echoes the tradition of beating the parish boundary and will enable the Bishop to take a slower pace of life and to interact with people along the way.