Ray Simpson is Founding Guardian of the International Community of Aidan and Hilda and is a well known author. In 2016 he moved from the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, UK, where the Community has a base for resources, study and retreat to a new Community House in Berwick-Upon-Tweed on the nearby mainland.


Last week, as the world reeled from unholy rows, I undertook four duties back on Holy Island. One of these was to speak about Hospitality of the Heart at a pre-season Thank You Retreat for those who had volunteered to help at our Open Gate Retreat House during 2016....
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St Aidan's Way of Mission : Celtic Insights for a Post-Christian World

Surveying the life and times of Aidan of Lindisfarne, this book draws insights into missional approaches to inspire both outreach and discipleship for today's Church. As in his previous BRF book, Hilda of Whitby, Ray shows that such figures from past centuries can provide models for Christian life and witness today. 

a prayer...

We arise today
in the wisdom of the One
who brought to birth the giant plains,
the water and the first beings.
We arise today
in the brightness of the One
who created the blazing sun,
the shining stars and the twinkle in our eyes.
We arise today
in the mercy of the One
who gave us dreams
and memories and hearts.
Amen

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