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.


What an interesting mix. I accompanied a pilgrim group at The Open Gate after they had walked Cuthbert's Way. Half came from Norway's Bible Belt: half were open-ended Swedes who, even if they did not go to church, liked asking questions. Which is why our final session together explored...
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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...
The Cross upon you to free you from sin The cross above you heaven to win. The cross around you to make you complete The Cross beneath you to earth your feet. The Cross beyond you to stretch your heart The Cross within you, Christ to impart.
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