About the Faith Works Trust

The "Faith Works" Trust was founded in 1990 by Robert and Marie Laken as a 'not for profit' organisation and is a registered charity - no. 1027428.

Since 2000 the Trust has worked at Spring Meadow Farm, Berkhamsted producing live Christian events (2001-2010) such as:

  • "Nativity in Lapland" promenading the Christmas story throughout the farm with live original music, and professional actors/storytellers
  • a fundraising event for the Toybox Charity
  • educational visits for schools linked to understanding the needs of children in Malawi, which resulted in provision for seven schools to be built there, as the Trust worked with other Charities and our local churches.

The derelict farm has, over twenty years, been transformed into an eco-farm with seven acres of wildflowers and restored bluebell woods.

During the Covid Crisis the Trust developed an organic vegetable 'strip', and also legally provided 'fellowship' for fifteen people, enjoying BBQ's and brazier meetings, open air worship, and at Easter 2020, a bible presentation of Marks Gospel.

The beautiful valley setting with its 100ft conifers, offers a wonderful opportunity for Forest Schools, walks, cycling and horse and carriage riding, as well as for rest, reflection, prayer and play.
The Trust is presently consulting with the Wintershall organisation, to hopefully produce a live musical presentation of The Life of Christ.

There are facilitated camps for churches, schools, home-school groups and for charities such as MIND and Watford New Hope Trust, where tents are put up and food prepared by a partner organization The Outdoor Group

The following perhaps best describes some of what people experience at Spring Meadow Farm:

…what you have done with the land, and the structures you have created, is amazing. There is a sense of calm and being immersed in nature, as well as facilities to make people comfortable and practical for so many different purposes.

Local Church

The Trust is committed to:

creating an economy based on cherishing God's Creation

and hopes that Spring Meadow Farm may be an inspiration to young people to become involved with creation's care and respectful productivity.