We are delighted to announce that our Community Founder, The Reverend Philip Roderick, has been honoured in the 2021 Lambeth Awards which are granted annually for outstanding contributions to Church and Society. Archbishop Justin Welby, published today that Philip has been awarded The Dunstan Award for Prayer and Spirituality.

As the community of Contemplative Fire, Friends and supporters, we all join in warmly congratulating Philip for this well deserved honour, and recognition of his founding vision, which continues to enrich and transform the lives of so many across the globe today.

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We are happy to confirm that we are continuing our monthly zoom Time of Togetherness.

We are planning to meet on line the third Sunday in each month, our next one being March 21st at 5 pm.

Each session will be led by a Companion, see the schedule below.
The format will be an initial 5 minutes for welcome and easing in, followed by our led 30 – 45 minute contemplative practice.

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We  take this opportunity to reflect on the year past, and  to share support as we move through these changing times.

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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.

The link below will take you to the newsletter

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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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