Posts By: barbara

The Divine Dance

Following last weeks Third Space I tried to use as few words as possible and allow some time for contemplation. We were also going to be very Franciscan so we began with: The Canticle of the Creatures Most High, all powerful, good Lord, to you be praise, glory, honour and all blessing.       … Read more »

Small is Good

After a period when people have been away over the summer, one of us has been in hospital and visits and visitors have made it difficult for us all to be together I came across something that Ian Adams wrote about being in a small group. We sometimes feel fragile and vulnerable because there are… Read more »

52 Ways to improve your Carbon Footprint

We had an interesting discussion in the pub about being more green – the challenge was, could we think up 52 simple ways to lighten our carbon footprint. This is what we came up with – you might be able to add more. We would love to hear your suggestions Avoid food waste try not… Read more »

Walking lightly on God’s Earth

The best thing about meeting out of doors is when the season changes and the best season change is when spring reveals all it’s newness. Before we met together this morning a roll of paper was laid up the steps and spread on the floor of the bandstand. It was quite amusing watching people trying… Read more »

Are We Forest Church?

We split our time this morning between meeting in the bandstand and under the stark, bare winter beauty of the weeping beech. Looking on the internet last week for some resources about outdoor church I came across the following: “If you asked me to describe a transcendent moment, the first one that jumps to mind… Read more »

Putting Jesus back into Christmas

Frost glistening on the grass, winter sun rising over Riber if we were singers we would have sung out … “In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,                                      Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;”… Read more »

Hands and Feet

Autumn seems to have struck … A misty morning, temperature low – what a shame we have  been asked to wear sandals. Moving to the place under the beech tree we love so much we began with a Litany from the Iona Community Worship Book The God of Columba  The litany reminded us of those… Read more »

Being Like Jesus

Meeting outside and enjoying the sunshine and bird song I often whimsically think we may be a bit “Franciscan”. So I began to look at the life of St. Francis.    A few months ago at Third Space  we talked about how in today’s world only certain types of Christians seem to get respect. Poets,… Read more »