Morning Bell


Morning Bell is a way to enter stillness on even the busiest of days, seeking that still point of our belovedness from which everything tough may be faced, and from which everything good can emerge. Here’s the flyer image for the current series:



Morning bell is a daily image created and posted by Ian on social media or accessed by email. It began as a daily text message in 2008, and evolved into an image in August 2012. We think of it as an opening into a more contemplative life, and a way to step into the rhythm of the monastics, drawing on wisdom and prayer practice from within and around the contemplative tradition of Jesus.

There are various ways to access Morning Bell each day:

Tumblr / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / email


Here’s the very first text message Morning Bell from October 2008:

Morning bell: a call to prayer. There may be nothing more important than prayer today… 


And here’s the first ever image Morning Bell from August 2012.

first image Morning Bell
first image Morning Bell


In October 2013 Morning Bell moved into its usual current format – a square shape particularly good for access on social media. Our aim is for the text to complement the image, but never to take it over.

first square-shaped Morning Bell October 2013
first square-shaped image Morning Bell

If you find Morning Bell helpful please considering making a donation towards our work. Friends and supporters we are very grateful for all your help and encouragement!

To see the introduction to the current series of Morning Bell click on the Morning Bell link in CATEGORIES in the sidebar to this page.



6 thoughts on “Morning Bell

  1. Just received information of your series. What I read really spoke to me. Can you please subscribe me for email and text

  2. Hi

    This all looks great, but I can’t get the link to sign up for email after the captcha entry. Have tried a couple of times but no email has come though. Could I be signed up in any other way please?

    1. hi Lindy – very good to hear from you – and sorry about the link not working. I’ll investigate – and I will also subscribe you directly now. We hope that you enjoy Morning Bell. Thanks for sharing the path with us… peace to you today Ian

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