Tag Archives: Woodland

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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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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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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The Memory of Trees

This was our notice for 12th November 2017: we’ll remember trees that have been special to us. Do the trees remember us too, and all the events that have happened under (or in) their branches? Remembrance Sunday in the woods…

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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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