Author Archives: Alex

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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Writing a Liturgy from Nature

What words does nature inspire in you? On Sunday 8th July we let nature inspire our words about God and gathered some prayers that help us connect what we see and what we believe about God.  

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Time and Tide

In June we met by the sea shore in West Hove shortly after low tide and experienced the rising tide, the cycle of the moon and the movement of time approaching the summer solstice.  

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Spring In Your Step

On 13th May, we met for a contemplative walk through the woods and fields of the Stanmer estate. A clump of trees in the middle of a field, a hawthorn tree in flower, a huge beech tree that had shed … Continue reading

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Naming Nature

Is giving a name an act of power or an act of respect? You might call that a sparrow, but what name would she give herself, and what name might God give her? When Adam named the animals in the … Continue reading

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Walk of Wonder

On Sunday 11th February we walked in contemplative silence through the beautiful landscape of Stanmer Park. The earth was starting to come back to life after the depths of winter and there was lots to see and hear in the … Continue reading

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