Posts Categorized: Outdoor church

The Wonder of Fungi

On a beautiful, but cold autumnal Sunday morning we met in the park for worship: In the fading of the summer sun, the shortening of days, cooling breeze, swallows’ flight and moonlight rays WE SEE THE CREATOR’S HAND In the browning of leaves once green, morning mists, autumn chill, fruit that falls, frost’s first kiss… 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 »

The One and the Many

On a beautiful, warm sunny morning we sat in the park and shared a Richard Rohr meditation: Perennial Tradition Richard Rohr You can call it the collective unconscious; you can call it the One Spirit of God—the question is, why are so many people from different cultures, countries, ethnicities, educations, and religions saying very similar… 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 »

Easter Sunday.

  We met in the park on a bitterly cold Easter morning to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.     Our worship included contributions from most of those gathered, here are just a selection: Stand in a close circle Welcome friends to Third Space Jesus is risen All: He is risen indeed – Hallelujah Widened… 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 »

Christmas Eve at the bandstand

So, it was relatively mild this morning – although Paul would hotly (?) dispute that! It was good to have Kitty and Harry back with us and we had a very festive bring and share time of worship together. Paul began with a favourite and heartfelt Psalm of thanksgiving, then Grayden shared two articles from… 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 »