I have been a CF Companion on the Way for about 7 years. I live with two friends in a community household, where I often practise contemplation with the help of Xena the household cat. In our household, together and with others, we create spaces of prayer and sanctuary in the city. I facilitate quiet days, retreats and “wild sing” walks and I am a life coach. I am also an Anglican priest, and I often coach people discovering what “church” looks like when it emerges among people who are culturally distant from traditional expressions of church.
I have been a Companion for the last five years, and have been a member of the newly formed Hub for the last year, a role which I have hugely enjoyed and valued. Living in Nottinghamshire I am part of a small local contemplation group, and we hope to extend CF activities in the Midlands further over the coming year.
I became a Companion over 10 years ago when Philip and Jill Roderick were in Sheffield, having started to go to the Whirlow Spirituality Centre where Philip was chaplain. Over time, alongside Jill, I took over the Administrator role, which gave me an extremely useful insight into the workings of the wider community and introduced me to the meetings of Trustees which I went on to service and participate in. I was helped in this role by my previous experience in the charity sector in Sheffield, including being the Chief Executive officer of a charity and becoming familiar with the requirements of charity and company law and working with the Trustees on strategy and action plans to meet our objectives.
I spent my career in urban regeneration helping local people to rebuild their neighborhood and their lives. My wife Jane and I are founding members of Contemplative Fire Sheffield with Philip and Gill Roderick.
My name is Jeremy Timm, and I live with my husband Mike in a tiny village called Saltmarshe, in East Yorkshire. I first engaged with the Christian faith in the setting of a University Christian Union in Leicester. Following Uni I worked for the Diocese of Hong Kong and Macau, with a missionary society, CMS.
I have been a committed Companion of Contemplative Fire from its earliest days, and have seen it through many phases, venues and its recent development since Philip stood down from its leadership. Most recently, I have been a regular attender with my wife Charlotte at the gatherings at Wendover, Buckinghamshire, as well as joining the Wycombe group for the Woodland Walks and gathering.