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Penny Warren and I joined others at Mount St Bernard's Cistercian Monastery, near Leicester UK for its annual conference. I gave an address on this year's theme 'New Monasticism and the Local Church: Where do we go from here?  This address is available under the downloads  on

Some quotes:

'New monasticism is seeking something that is being edged out of many cburches'.

'We need not a new Benedict but a new Peoples Monasticism'.

Now I journey to Sussex for a retreat on STORIES OF GREAT CELTIC SAINTS at St. Cuthman's Horsham. To book ring +01403 741220


St Cuthman’s Retreat
Great Celtic Stories
to transform our landscape led by Rev’d Ray Simpson
‘If you don’t know the trees you may be
lost in the forest, but if you don’t know
the stories you may be lost in life’
     Siberian Elder
Posted at 06:56am on 2nd July 2012
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