This edition has a poetry focus with contributions inspired by the recent Silent Retreat at Shallowford House, led by Adrian Scott.

There is also reporting from the Rev Brandan Robertson’s True Inclusion event in Cambridge.

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Our January edition is in a new layout as it is now available by online subscription also.

Read reflections on the Etty Hillesum Wisdom on the Way Day, a report on the work of the Charity Friends of Kianjai,  and a full report on the Trustees’ January meeting, which our Bishop Visitor, Anne Hollinghurst hosted, where initial discussions on Leadership took place.

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Saturday 1 February 2020 9.30 for 10am until 3.00pm

Led by Contemplative Fire Companions Ali Dorey and Mike Nutt.

There will be a short walk, including some simple body prayer. Our time together will offer opportunities for us to see the reality of climate change with new eyes and find hopeful ways of living in response.

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by Jeremy Timm, Companion & Trustee

On  13/14/15 September, the Community gathered from all parts of the country, some near and some far, for our annual Community Weekend. We met at Whaley Hall, a small retreat centre in Derbyshire, founded originally to explore ecumenism and spirituality. As ever when we gather it is a time full of depth and energy; the theme of the weekend was The Trellis and The Rose, the title coming from our resource document for Companions. Sister Rosemary, of the Sisters of the Love of God, was a visitor and offered some deep and rich thoughts to challenge us. There was the usual AGM business to transact, and a rich open forum as companions shared their thoughts  with the community. This of course was interspersed with lovely meals, prayer and silence, a walk in the sunshine, and a session on Body Prayer led by Diane Rutter, a companion. Before we went our separate ways we met in a misty morning to break bread and share wine together……

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Our team of six had a great time showing and telling people about Contemplative Fire at Greenbelt 2019 at Boughton House near Kettering – Ali Dorey, Caroline Newton, Sally Livsey, Sheila Shotts, Ian Fordyce and Helen Fitch-Hunter. Many festival-goers dropped in to see us at our stand in the Takeaway section, where we gave out large quantities of perfumed prayer cards and leaflets.

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