Author Archives: Ian Adams

  We are really looking forward to our next morning bell collaboration – a series for Pentecost beginning tonight – entitled Veni Sancte Spiritus (Come Holy Spirit) and featuring the images of film-maker and photographer Jo Dolby with words by Ian. The Pentecost story is full of hope – but taken seriously it will leave […]

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  So why ‘Beloved Life’? Perhaps most importantly, the name seemed to come as something of a gift. It just felt good and right and – well – gifted. Then we liked the sound of it. And it is deep within the ancient Jesus tradition that we are exploring: the relationship between Lover and Beloved is […]

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  A new series of morning bell begins today: pondering the mystery of the Ascension. Images are from an early morning Ascensiontide walk in the fields near where the bell is rung…

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  We’re excited about the next morning bell collaboration beginning today: a series of meditations on silence with words and images by Jonny Baker, who blogs about photography, creativity, faith, culture and life. The series came out a recent experience that Jonny had of an 8 day silent retreat. For more on Jonny’s experiences on retreat […]

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  A small number of non-residential places are now available for the Beloved Life retreat for those who live locally or want to arrange their own accommodation. Tickets priced at £120. You can book here.

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  This week a new series of morning bell begins, taking a walk with ideas from Ian’s book Cave Refectory Road  and with images from a walk on the South West Coast Path last weekend, the first warm day of spring here.

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  Enjoying Jonny Baker’s reflections on his recent silent retreat – in which he talks about coming to sense silence as a thickness, a cloak, a blanket, an almost tangible something in the air – a cloak to mind your life? from now on i know this as the Presence of Silence.   

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  Here’s a video interview I did last summer for Wild and Precious talking about the idea of ‘liminal spaces’ as vital places where change can happen. It opens up the possibility of Cave Refectory Road as a way into a rhythm of life that may help us to live well and help bring good to […]

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  We love the music of JS Bach (1685-1750). There’s a beautiful flow to his music that seems to touch something deep within us and reach far beyond us. Today BBC Radio 3’s ‘Baroque Spring’ concludes with a day of Bach’s music, culminating in a 9 hour Bach marathon from the Royal Albert Hall.   […]

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  We’re really looking forward to entering Easter season with a series of morning bell featuring the brilliant landscape art of Anne Butler, who is based in Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland. Her work is full of colour, movement and possibility – and we think that it will be a great companion to this series […]

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