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.


 This week I received this outstanding poem and picture from Sam Simpson of Angel of the North:   Pilgrimage.  2018 You stand there looming like some god and cast your shadow forth on hapless legions that still trod the Roman great road north glum heroes speeding up the line poor ploughboys at the muse pulled and plucked before their time while...
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Aidan of Lindisfarne: Irish Flame warms a New World

Aidan's life in Ireland, Iona and Northumbria - a hero's journey.

Ray's very first book was 'Bowthorpe: a community's beginnings'.  If all his other books should be destroyed by a nuclear holocaust this one will survive - it is buried along with other foundation documents of Bowthorpe in cellular form beneath Bo

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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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