Reflections from Pilgrimages to Now/here in Stroud – exploring St George and personal dragons!  – and Saltmarshe – with meditations from Thomas Berry.

Also celebrating Earth Day in Lincoln and a report from the Trustees on their April meeting.


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Sunshine and showers were enjoyed by Companions on our Contemplative Fire summer retreat at beautiful Parcevall Hall and gardens near Skipton, Yorkshire. The shared silence and the great hospitality offered here have been soaked in.

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Input and Reflections from the Community Fellowship Weekend on the theme of

‘A doorway into the heart of being’ – a meditation on prayer

based on ideas from the first two chapters of ‘Primary Speech – A Psychology of Prayer’ by Ann & Barry Ulanov.

And including

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This edition contains reflections and quotes from the February Retreat – Saturday’s Silence

Saturday’s Silence
“Within listening distance of the silence we call God”

“On a silent retreat, how apt that we explored evocations of silence in the poetry of R S Thomas.”

And also a report from CF Chilterns Group.

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This October, on each Saturday morning of the month, a small group of us met together to explore our creativity and self expression through mark making and painting.  The four workshops were held in The Ark, a small personal studio space in Berkhamsted.

Picasso was believed to have said, ‘Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up’!   So with Charlotte Wright as guide, the Companions, and one participant who wanted to walk alongside CF friends, set out together to explore the process and challenges of making and creating.

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Hub, writes: Our community comes together each year for a weekend away, to catch up with each other, share a silent walk, chant, dance, pray, renew and refresh our Contemplative fire practices and commitments, have our AGM and eat good food!
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