Reflection: 4-March-2018

The power of nature often disregarded in fortunate places drifting snowstorms dropping temperatures tides that overwhelm are part of the tapestry of the universe that can’t be ignored tamed or defeated a reminder of our humanity a call to care for our planet to love our neighbours far and wide for we are fearfully and […]

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Epiphany season – 14-January-2018

Greyness is not without light long seasons of dullness are not without change Underground epiphanies are slowly unfolding putting forth hidden roots in preparation for being revealed in gentleness at the right time Rainbow epiphanies unexpectedly pierce the horizon leading to unknown destinations colours blurring in a palette of truth The season of epiphany divine […]

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God speaks….. 27-August-2017

A reflection on the experience of walking the St Cuthbert’s Way When your feet drag when your heart is tired when you feel empty and living is beyond possibility bring your mind and heart from the endeavours of today and the uncertainties of tomorrow to the assurance of this moment. Know even as you strive […]

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Creative mystery – 20-August-2017

In this world of instant connection of facts at our fingertips of human power to change the world there will never be language to contain those moments of beauty that make our hearts leap and create music in our soul In our world of knowledge quieten our minds that we may touch mystery reach out […]

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Trinity – 11-June-2017

God of beauty and truth constantly creating redeeming renewing Catch us up in your restlessness Transform us through your love giving Open us to your surprising heart that we may embrace you in a mysterious communion that changes the world © Rachel Poolman

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A Blessing on leaving Holy Island

We have lots of comings and goings at this time of year, creating unique communities in our morning prayers which shift like the sands, and change with the tides. Sometimes our partings need marking Go with the wind my friend (s) Through God’s good grace enjoy the spirit filled touch of the days ahead digest […]

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Christ is risen – 16-April-2017

CHRIST IS RISEN ! HALLELUJAH ! Saviour of the world we have seen you hanging on the cross and laid you lifeless in the tomb You carry the world on your shoulders and in your heart Your light emerges from the tomb illuminating our yearnings warming our souls and transforming our world This Easter day […]

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Palm Sunday Reflection – 9-April-2017

In Christ you journey with us We see him riding on a donkey without words in the midst of clamour He sees us navigating our lives with many longings in the midst of clamour We long for the transformative power of the one who comes in the name of the Lord He longs for the […]

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A Sunday Prayer – 2-April-2017

Loving God you are the giver of all time in Christ you inhabit this time your Holy Spirit dances through times past and times yet to come Free us in our time to cherish the gifts you have given us to inhabit the hours you share with us and to celebrate the richness of life […]

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