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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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Pilgrimage to Now/here – Without Winter there’d be no Spring

In the middle of January, we had a Pilgrimage to Now/here day based at Longshaw in the Peak District. Our theme was, “Without winter there’d be no spring”, a paraphrase of a quote by the Puritan poet Anne Bradstreet (1612-72)

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This edition includes reflections on the Wisdom on the Way held  in November – Embodying Hope for the Climate.

Rachael Hand, a member of St Marks and an artist/climate change activist, led our two morning sessions, expressing her huge concern for our beautiful world and the damage climate change is causing.

There are also reports on  the work of the Board and Hub.

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