Author Archives: Alex

The sky is always open

The sky is always open, but unfortunately Open Sky Forest Church is signing off. We had some great spiritual times in the woods and on the sea shore, but it’s proved too difficult to sustain participation. Our recent attempt to … Continue reading

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Opening up Open Sky Forest Church

Would you like to do some spiritual practice amongst nature? Forest Church is a great way to explore this in the company of other like-minded spiritual adventurers. In Brighton, Open Sky Forest Church met for a couple of years, but … Continue reading

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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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