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.


BERWICK  ADVERTISER THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK  15 October 2020 As light draws in and Northumberland’s Covid restrictions increase our thoughts turn to life and death matters. A grave-digger told me in a pub ‘I feel sad when someone is lowered into the grave who has never told their story’. That gravedigger inspired me...
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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.

Link for the video recorded by Scott Brennan in Whitehouse garden, Holy Island on the book CELTIC CHRISTIANITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE: TWELVE KEYS FOR OUR FUTURE AND MY 

YOUTUBE TALKS ON THE COMMUNITY OF AIDAN AND HILDA WAY OF LIFE AND CELTIC

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 2.The world’s hells: reconciliation and reconstruction

 

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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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