Author Archives: Ian Adams

    How can we pray? The question can be seen in 2 ways (at least): is prayer possible? And if so what might prayer look like? A new series of morning bell begins on Monday exploring some of Jesus’ teachings on prayer, working with a passage in chapter 6 of Matthew’s Gospel. His patterns […]

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  I’ve been taking photographs of drain covers ever since I first had a digital camera. Now seems as good a moment as any to let this unusual interest become the starting point for a new series of morning bell beginning on Monday. In the rust and in the light, may they reveal their earthy and divine […]

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  We’re back from the first Beloved Life retreat and feeling very privileged to have shared the weekend with such creative and imaginative people! Thanks everyone for participating with such generosity and insight. Here are some pics:    

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  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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