Author Archives: Alex

Want to be involved?

Open Sky Forest Church has been meeting monthly for over two years. Most of the events have been planned by one person, the rest by another. Numbers of people attending have fluctuated a lot but have been down considerably since … Continue reading

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Winter Prayer Walk

On Sunday 9th December we’ll walk through the wintering woodland, watching, listening, breathing, being. Join us to listen to God through listening to nature, as we walk, contemplatively, together. Dress for the weather (we’re never put off by the weather, … Continue reading

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The Dying of the Light

Following on from our meetings so far this autumn, this time Alex led a guided meditation on how we can deal with the ‘dying of the light’. November is a time of remembering and thinking about loss: from Halloween and … Continue reading

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Autumn Prayer Walk

It was decidedly autumnal for our Autumn Prayer Walk: grey skies, cold wind, damp air (thankfully the rain paused). We walked in silence through the woods, with browning leaves, beech mast, haws and other fruit, and amazing fungi all around … Continue reading

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Expressing Equinox: a ritual for transition

On 23rd September, the sun crosses the equator and the northern hemisphere starts to tip away from the sun. It’s the autumnal equinox (meaning ‘equal night’ – when day is the same length as the night) and for us global … Continue reading

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Reading Water

There’s a story by Ursula Le Guin (in Searoad, 1991) where the foam on the waves writes words on the beach. In the bible, Psalm 29 talks about the voice of God thundering over the waters. According to Tristan Gooley … Continue reading

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Forest Church

Originally posted on The Long Walk Home:
We hadn’t been to Forest Church for a while. It was a good opportunity to get cool after a long hot morning. We sat in the same place we have sat before, last…

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