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“The Lord hears the cries of the orphan”

Fiona and Ludmi have set up a a project in Tanzania to build homes for abandoned children and orphans, providing love, family and education.

Click here for more on how we are helping to support the project

Posted: Apr 4, 2012

Welcome to H. O. D.

We are an interdenominational community based in Worcestershire, UK.

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Archbishop Kevin McDonald
Rt. Rev John Went
Professor David, Lord Alton of Liverpool

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Come and stay...

Come and stay in our beautiful Retreat Centre in the quiet village of Childswickham in the Cotswolds...

The Retreat Centre here has been established 20 years and every year we welcome many church groups, individuals and families who enjoy the opportunity to relax together...

The Retreat House, The Tithe Barn and other buildings encircle a peaceful courtyard, leading into two acres of gardens and 60 acres of our own farmland.

See More details, or have a look at some photos of our beautiful Retreat House Gardens...

Find out about the community...

About us section

Childswickham, a small village in the Cotswolds, in the heart of England, is the place where the hub of the House of the Open door Community can be found...


HOD Charity

HOD Charity section

The House of the Open Door became a registered charity in 1994.  Find out more about the charity, support us and find out more about current projects:

Karibu Nyumbani - Welcome Home Ministries

East Africa

The Samaritan's Inn Fund 


Discipleship Community

Discipleship Community section

Do you want to know God better?

Do you want to know yourself better?

Do you want to discover how God has called you to love and serve Him?

Discipleship Community at HOD focuses on deepening our personal relationship with Jesus, and on knowing ourselves better through living and working with other people... 

Outreach from Community

Outreach section

As well as Discipleship Community which take place at our home in Worcestershire, U.K., community members are involved in taking our faith out to many places in the U.K. and further afield.

This includes prayer ministry, work with school groups, young people and in prison ministry.


Coming up

These are only the next few dates - see more on the diary page.  Also see our regular events like Friday Night Fellowship Meetings 

Date: Fri 7 Oct 2016    8:00 pm
Summary: Russ will speak on the theme "The Power of Blessing"
Date: Fri 4 Nov 2016    8:00 pm
Summary: Theme: "Discernment"

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