Sweet Water Well

Engaging with wisdom on the boundaries as a Community of Christ at the Edge

Honouring the teaching tradition of Christ while being open to the Spirit breathing in us today

Space for inspiration and exploration, wrestling and reflection, mystery and unknowing

Understanding theology as an ongoing learning journey to knowing God

Welcome to Contemplative Fire

A group of Companions and friends of the Contemplative Fire Community have come together to share, as wisdom offerings for the moment, their learning and experience, their understanding from the scriptures, their discernment from the early church and mystics, their inspiration from the contemplative wisdom of other faith traditions, and their perceptions of how theology might unfold in the everyday and ordinary – provision for the journey.

Here is an opportunity for everyone, whether Companion, Friend or interested person, to comment on any arising topic, which puzzles, concerns or simply intrigues! Space to doubt, question or affirm, using our open Facebook group: follow the link here to join the discussion.

The new Contemplative Fire website will be posting regular reflections, respecting the integrity of Contemplative Fire’s Vision and Values. Please find below a section of reflections we hope you will enjoy.

From our founder Philip Roderick: De-constructing and re-constructing: Tradition and Creativity in Contemplative Fire

From Companion Vincent Strudwick: David and All His Trouble

From Sr. Rosemary SLG, our Spiritual Accompanier: The Trellis and the Rose.

From Companion Charlotte Wright: Coronavirus and Sweet Water Well

From former Companion Sheila Newman: The Light of Divine Delight