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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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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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Christmas Open Sky

This is how we advertised our Christmas Fire Circle… Join us in the Brighthelm garden as we gather around the fire under ancient elms in this historic town-centre churchyard. There’ll be stories to tell, songs to sing, marshmallows to toast, … Continue reading

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Spiders and webs

We’re enjoying re-visiting the same woodland each month and getting a sense of the changing seasons. At September’s gathering, we went looking for spider webs. Spiders are busy at this time of year, but the windy weather meant it was … Continue reading

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See more by being seen less

This was our notice for 13th August 2017: Ever wished you could walk silently like a fox, as you clomp along the forest path, scaring off all the wildlife ahead of you? And have you ever thought that if you … Continue reading

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Hurdle-making

This is a notice from July 2017: Come and learn the ancient craft of woven hazel hurdle fencing in the Brighthelm Centre garden on Thursday 27th July! It’s free – you get to learn a new skill, with the satisfaction … Continue reading

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Birdsong

Just to wet your appetite for our time together in the woods this Sunday, (9th April 2017, 3.00pm),  (or your next time outdoors whatever), here’s a great website for you. http://songbird-survival.org.uk/dawnchorusday.html There are pictures of some common birds, with recordings … Continue reading

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Identity

Originally posted on Alex Mabbs:
I have been doing a bushcraft course, with the assessment weekend coming up fast. One aspect of the course is natural history. We have had to learn to identify trees and woodland plants, as well…

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