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Ray's Blog: February 2008

A Visitor Tells Of Slave Trade Healing

After seven week-ends on the job elsewhere, I succumbed to a nasty urinary infection which does not allow me to leave home until the anti-biotics do their job. But thank God for one visitor whose story I now relate.

David Pott walked from Hexham to Lindisfarne. He is the...

Posted at 11:26am on 24th February 2008

Desert Spirituality In London And Paris??

Can contemplation thrive in the city? Can the inner victories wrought ?in the desert? shine out in the streets of London and Paris? The Bishop of Woolwich (south London) Christopher Chessun, who once said to me ?Help us bring the desert into the city? joined a small...

Posted at 01:33am on 17th February 2008

Copt Meets Celt In Norway

As part of Coptic Bishop Thomas? preaching tour of Norway about fifty people met in the Church House at Grimstadt to meet him. These included members of The Community of Aidan and Hilda (Anamcara) who had gone on pilgrimages to Egypt. Bishop Thomas explained that, in contrast to western churches...

Posted at 07:32am on 11th February 2008

Lent And Athletes Of The Spirit

Muslims from an inter-faith women?s group in Nottingham were staying at Marygate House on Ash Wednesday, the start of the Christian season of Lent. Some came as friendly observers to the end of the morning service. I explained to one lady some of our Lent practices. She said, ?The...

Posted at 10:03am on 6th February 2008

Voyagers And The Desert

Last week representatives from Ireland, Germany and Norway joined UK Community of Aidan and Hilda Voyagers for our annual retreat, house-party and meeting. There was a Teaching Day, a Quiet Day and a Meeting Day.

David Runcorn led the Teaching Day on the theme of the desert. ?It took one...

Posted at 03:25am on 5th February 2008
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