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.


I  drove for six hours to East Anglia a week ago. Saint Cuhbert's Day was March 20; Saint Cuthbert's Sunday was March 17, which is also my sister Sally's birthday. On Sunday morning I spoke to Saint Cuthbert's Church, Sprowston, and its sister church in Norwich for  a united service. ...
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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...

We arise today
in the Eternal Flow of Mercy
who was here when the land began to breathe,
when the first tribes began to roam,
and when the colonists came to settle.
We arise today
in the Eternal Flow of Wisdom
who is dimly perceived in the stones,
the stories and the studies of all our peoples.
We arise today
in the Eternal Flow of Life
who seeps through land and limb and love.
Amen.

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