Centre closure

We have been closed due to Covid for many months but hope it will not be long before we can re-open and when we do, we aim to keep our building open from 9.30am – 6.00pm unless it has been booked by a group and we are closed on Mondays unless there is an exhibition […]

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Walking the Way

Ruth Sprague was resident at the Centre from August 20th – 25th, 2017. Her soulspace “Walking the Way” offered Words and Weaves on pilgrimage, prayer stations, and activities for all ages.  She is pictured (lower right) holding one of the two community weavings made by those who dropped into the church during the week. And we […]

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Thank you, Janet

For the past fourteen years Janet Dypevaag has been working in the Centre office, keeping an eye on bookings, finances and all the practical day-to-day matters that everyone depends on. Lots of people who use the Centre will have spoken to Janet on the phone, though not nearly so many will ever have met her […]

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Women’s World Day of Prayer

The Centre hosted the Island service for the Women’s World Day of Prayer on March 3rd.  People from the three island churches shared the worship with both churches in nearly Belford – and of course with millions of women from all around the world.   The Women’s World Day of Prayer is held every year on […]

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Centre ready for the summer

In preparation for this new-look website, which we hope will be up and running before Easter…. (and with apologies that other news items in this string may now be way beyond their sell-by date) The Centre was closed for several weeks at the turn of the year, allowing the decorators in to smarten the place […]

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Warden’s Sabbatical

Our Warden, Rachel Poolman, begins her sabbatical this week. (United Reformed Church ministers are granted three months sabbatical leave every ten years.) During her absence from the island a number of locums will be providing cover, and the office will be functioning as usual. We wish Rachel well in her travels and research, and look forward […]

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New kitchen

It was all worth it! After our new year closure, the Centre was ready for re-opening for the last week of January. Thanks to generous gifts made at the time of our 20th anniversary celebration, and thanks to the careful work of our contractors which all went according to plan,  Centre and Bothy users can now […]

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