It's amazing to think this tranquil rural spot is (a) part of our diocese and (b) so close to London.
I was there to lead a quiet day entitled, Refreshing Wisdom.
My brief was to bring some of the wisdom from the letters of Peter and James in the New Testament, to members of churches in the diocese had signed up for a day - of refreshing wisdom from the Scriptures.
Next to the main house is the beautiful simple chapel with its painting of Christ the Worker (right), which I love and which is so appropriate for the Church of England diocese that covers south London and east Surrey, with its millions of workers.
And it was a special delight to meet again George, who has just celebrated 60 years in the ordained ministry, and his wife, Margaret, and wonderful to hear that in a few days time they will celebrate their Diamond Wedding anniversary. And dear George is still preaching the word, and still ministering in churches well into his ninth decade.Wonderful.