Cold Ash Centre

  The Cold Ash Centre of Franciscan Spirituality is a joint project recently set up by the Order of Friars Minor (OFM) in Great Britain, together with the Franciscan Missionary of Mary (FMM) sisters. It is set amidst the beautiful countryside of Berkshire; located on a ridge of the Berkshire Downs, with stunning views over the Kennet Valley to the south.

  One particular attraction of the Centre is that as Franciscan brothers and sisters we work together, side by side, as a team, as one family. And a central part of our mission is to welcome youth groups, school groups and confirmation groups in particular, so that young people may discover the God of love in their own lives and hearts, and they may come to recognise more clearly the face of Christ reflected in the

Views of the Centre and some of the Groups

Welcoming All People

  Cold Ash is a Centre that also welcomes various parish based groups and adult groups of all ages as it is an ideal place for people to come away and rest a while (Mark 6:31), spending time in contemplative prayer in the peace and quiet of the countryside, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Cold Ash Centre Farm

The Mini Farm

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Cold Ash new fencing for the farm animals (4)
Cold Ash tensioning the new fencing (1)