Month: November 2013

  REFLECTION: ‘All you need is a deserted beach, lake, loch or river. Perhaps the sun breaking through. A desire to reconnect. And the impulsive courage to slip into the wildness of water. The spiritual life is not an ethereal, other-worldly thing, but a gritty, earthy human endeavour. To live a spiritual life is to […]

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The new series of morning bell for the beginning of Advent is emerging from our musing on the wisdom of the great Jewish prophet Isaiah (and his co-writers) – and specifically from the readings set for each day of this season. These poetic insights from the 8th century BC continue to resonate for us now, […]

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  We are planning to offer a series of resources throughout the year beginning Advent 2013. Many of these will draw in part on Ian’s book ‘Running Over Rocks’ which outlines 52 spiritual practices in 8 series, each series sitting well in a particular season of the church year. Running Over Rocks begins with the series […]

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  As we approach the Advent season another series of morning bell begins with another exciting collaboration – this time with illustrator Kate Alizadeh. I first met Kate at a recent Bless event  where she was doing some quick illustrations of the day.     These illustrations by Kate deliberately form a wordless narrative, inviting you […]

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  The next series of morning bell is a meditation on seeds, storms and the season’s turning – and through them explores the seasonal nature of our lives. We are delighted that this series is another collaboration – the images are drypoint prints by South Devon artist Maggie Smith.   In his wisdom teaching Jesus […]

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  We are really interested in finding ways to bring physicality to our prayers, so that our praying becomes more than words and more than silence (as important as they both are.) We also want to discover ways for some of the key texts of the tradition to seep into us and stay with us […]

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