Contemplative Fire is a dispersed community of Christ at the edge, inviting us into transformative awareness.


Contemplative Fire lineage stories

Now that we are into our second decade as Contemplative Fire, our founder Philip Roderick has recorded and made available some impressions of the very early days of this network community of Christ at the edge.

This is a small series of interviews with Philip and with four other Companions on the Way who shared in the emergence of CF in its infancy. We hope that you find these short reflections of interest and perhaps of some use.

Original Contemplative Fire video  – Sanctus. Filmed by Norman Iveson and produced by the national Fresh Expressions team and CF founder Philip Roderick

Play in Chants, by Ali Dorey

Some chants created by Lucy Bolster, Philip Roderick and Ali Dorey in the spirit of play, prayer and contemplation.

Godsend app

Companion Ali Dorey has developed and launched a great new app, backed by Fresh Expressions. It’s a toolkit/training app to help people grow new Christian communities, like Contemplative Fire, among people who are distant from more conventional church. It includes some fab little animations, some “how to” information, and selfie videos of people who are doing this work on the ground, sharing how they went about it.

share the godsend app

‘The Beauty behind The Beauty’’s Iain McNay interviews Philip Roderick on his spiritual journey