Author Archives: Ian Adams

  I’m really pleased to be collaborating with Cornwall-based artist Colin Brown on the next series of morning bell. Colin paints in oils, and his most recent work has been done in his home-town of Falmouth. He calls this set of paintings ‘Opeways‘ and explains that ‘Falmouth has many historic passages that link the main […]

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  ‘The dance of love, life and light’ is a new series of morning bell for Trinity season  beginning tomorrow – Trinity Sunday . Ian will be pondering how the idea that God is Trinity might shape our prayer and action. Photos are from an estuary walk in South Devon on the eve of Trinity… […]

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  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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