Shepherds Dene has had a special place in the hearts and lives of people for over 60 years. Its is supported by a growing group of Friends including those from different denominations, backgrounds and beliefs.

The Friends support Shepherds Dene in many different ways according to their circumstances. These include:

  • Praying regularly for the life and work of Shepherds Dene – especially for our guests
  • Promoting Shepherds Dene in parishes and networks – by displaying publicity
  • Making a small financial contribution to Friends appeals from time to time
  • Organising a small fundraising event – like a coffee morning
  • Supporting events at Shepherds Dene – for example a summer concert
  • Volunteering at Shepherds Dene – in the house or the grounds occasionally

Friends pay an annual subscription of £12 for an individual, £20 for a family or £25 for a church, group or organisation.  Friends receive regular information about activities  at Shepherds Dene and are invited to the annual Friends Weekend where they help with projects in the grounds.