Posts Categorized: General

Connecting with our Celtic roots at the bandstand

This morning we gathered in beautiful sunshine to reflect on the traditions from our Celtic brothers and sisters in the past that have consciously and coincidently influenced ThirdSpace. We began considering the importance of 1. Monasticism   The importance of living in community to learn and to live out the faith. Encouraged ‘Soul friends’ – ‘Anam… Read more »

Join us in prayer during Lent?

This Lent we are trialling using a communal set of prayers each day of Lent. The prayers are based on the Anam Cara prayers we often use, our own version of the Lord’s prayer and other things we’ve come across from time to time that we have credited the sources of before. I thought we’d… Read more »

The Diagram

What do diagrams do? Diagrams simplify and bring clarity. Diagrams demonstrate the relationships which exist between the parts of the whole. Diagrams often reveal creative ideas. Chauvet Cave Drawings   In 1994, three French cavers were exploring the limestone cliffs above the former bed of The Ardeche river when they discovered a large cave where… Read more »

Christmas at the bandstand

On the Sunday before Christmas and on Christmas day, we met to share and to pray and – yes – even to SING (our once a year concession to Wendy in singing a carol!!).  Grayden began with: Be the faith (I need this Advent) I feel like giving up waiting, God. It’s too hard to… Read more »

Last Stand at the Bandstand

This was our last Third Space of 2015and we each brought a piece of poetry, prose or thought to encouage each other. Barbara brought  christmas crackers which included the obligatory awful jokes, but also contained wonderful blessings.  Jon brought “We Dance Wild” :   We dance. We dance wild. Not a two step, structured repetition…. Read more »

Going Public Art Exhibition in Sheffield

Third Space visited this exhibition which was shown at a number of venues throughout Sheffield which included the Cathedral. Unfortunately, photography was not allowed in the exhibition and therefore we cannot include any photographs within this narrative. We can be caught up in our daily activities when may be something catches our attention or someone… Read more »

War and Peace

Outside it is wet and as we shelter under the bandstand we look out onto a grey autumn scene.  Many of the trees now bare of leaves and the floor a glorious carpet of bronze and orange soggy leaves. It seems an appropriately sombre morning for Remembrance Sunday. Leader Lord God the source of all good… Read more »