Hephzibah is a house of prayer in Cornwall, set aside for worship, prayer and retreats for leaders. It is also a holy place, full of the presence of God. Set in St Blazey, previously known as Landreath, meaning 'holy place on the sands' it would originally have been situated on cliffs overlooking the River Par estuary. Over the centuries, due to mining on Bodmin Moor, the estuary has silted up and the sea is now a mile away. However, in Celtic times, this was a strategic position with a high hill rising up behind the site, where another ancient Celtic site is thought to have been situated. Here too, as you look across St Austell Bay it is easy to pray and meet with God. It is a 'thin' place, an ancient well. The parish church in St Blazey is also thought to have been a Celtic Christian site due to the remains of a circular enclosure around the graveyard. So, Hephzibah is a 'set aside' place for meeting with God and experiencing His presence.