Coming Together


I preach at Saint Hilda's Church, Lucker.

Our Deputy Guardian, David Cole, stays over night.  I was asked to write an appreciation of his excellent new book Celtic Advent. He leads an Open Gate Retrat on God in nature.

Brenda and I shift a large amount of office work before she holidays in USA for a month.

 I have lunch with Rev Sandy Kerner, a USA CA&H Voyager, who lives in my Whitehouse for the week. She has a great healing ministry. 

Judith comes to lunch. She has done a magnificent job on our Celtic Christian Library.  Every book has been re-catalogued, new volumes have been added, and outdated ones have been weeded out.

Graham stays overnight, fresh back from ministry in  Norway, with a bad leg.  He says their House of Prayer in the Shetland Isles is their 'place of resurrection'.

I pick Simon up from his delayed train arrival at Berwick Station and  drive him to Holy Island just before the tide closes. I meet all the guardians and some trustees who have come from places such as Devon, Birmingham and London. These will meet with our lovely Open Gate team, Kayleah, Jutta and Robert. A Hindu walks in to our shop and asks if we sell Bibles. I give him a Gideon Bible.

I drive Sandi to meet David Adam.  She was inspired by a copy of an article he wrote in our magazine  24 years ago on his vision for Lindisfarne. 

I receive a copy of a new  play about Hilda of Whitby from Pat Ashworth,  entitled 'Not All Fish and Chips'. It ends with the threat that she and her monks will leave following the disappointment of the 664 Synod of Whitby. But Hilda asks them to imagine a thousand years on. She wants them to model a rule of life, even in difficult circumstances,  that resembles the life of Christ in every possible way.  


Posted at 17:23pm on 28th September 2018
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