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    A Holy Island Pilgrimage: A personal reflection route around the Upper Springs.

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    This  booklet contains fourteen reflections, originally written for Easter Sunday 2019, each one associated with a particular place on Holy Island. You can use one or more of these reflections to help you to revisit this precious place, our Upper Springs. When first used, they were intended to help Companions prepare for the Easter Sunday renewal of our Vows of Availability and Vulnerability. Our hope is that, at any time of year, reflection on the stories and places on Holy Island which connect most with our own ‘lived’ experiences, can help our vows to become more personal and poignant.  Videos of these reflections can be viewed by using the the weblinks at the top of each reflection and listed together on page 17. You can use these in preparation for your visit, after it, or as you go around the Island, if you have a Smart phone with you.  In addition, this booklet includes a scratch-off code to enable you to download the pdf booklet.
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    A Holy Island Pilgrimage: A personal reflection route around the Upper Springs. PDF download

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    This downloadable pdf booklet contains fourteen reflections, originally written for Easter Sunday 2019, each one associated with a particular place on Holy Island. You can use one or more of these reflections to help you to revisit this precious place, our Upper Springs. When first used, they were intended to help Companions prepare for the Easter Sunday renewal of our Vows of Availability and Vulnerability. Our hope is that, at any time of year, reflection on the stories and places on Holy Island which connect most with our own ‘lived’ experiences, can help our vows to become more personal and poignant.  Videos of these reflections can be viewed by using the the weblinks at the top of each reflection and listed together on page 17. You can use these in preparation for your visit, after it, or as you go around the Island, if you have a Smart phone with you.  When you complete your purchase, you will receive an email with a link (HI reflections interactive pdf) to download your pdf.
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    A Labyrinth Prayer Handbook: creative resources for worship and reflection

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    An imaginitive and practical resource for using the labyrinth in worship, spiritual practice and pastoral care.  It offers many ideas for using labyrinths with individuals and groups in different settings, including schools, hospitals and hospices, residential care, mental health care, adults with learning disabilities, retreats and quiet days, and in seasonal worship throughout the church year.  It offers complete outlines for themed worship and workshops, focussing on such subjects as life stages, pilgrimage and vocations, and includes prayers, simple liturgies, suggestions for music and creative ideas for responding to walking the labyrinths.  This inviting book also shows how to create your own labyrinth, whether a small hand-held one, or a temporary or permanent installation, indoors or outdoors.
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    £14.99
  • City without a church
    City without a church
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    Celtic Daily Prayer 1: Daily Readings: Finan: July: PDF download

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    This downloadable pdf contains the Finan daily readings from CDP1 (The Journey Begins) for the month of July. The city without a church These readings are extracted from The City Without a Church by Henry Drummond. An introduction: The City Without a Church is a meditation by Henry Drummond on a selection of verses from Revelation chapters 21 (verses 2 and 22) and 22 (verses 2 and 3). Extracts from it feature in the Finan series of readings for July in Celtic Daily Prayer and it has become an important text for the Northumbria Community because it deals with ‘church without walls’ and ‘kingdom in the streets’; in fact it dovetails very neatly with the Community’s Rule which states: We embrace the challenge to live as ‘church without walls’, living openly amongst unbelievers and other believers in a way that the life of God in ours can be seen, challenged or questioned. This will involve us building friendships outside our Christian ghettos or club-mentality, not with ulterior evangelistic motives, but because we genuinely care.   When you complete your purchase, you will receive an email with a link to download your pdf.  The link will expire in 3 days, although we imagine you will have downloaded it long before then!
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  • CDP Colman
    CDP Colman
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    Celtic Daily Prayer 2: Daily Readings: Colman: April: PDF download

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    This downloadable pdf contains the Colman daily readings from CDP2 (Further Up and Further In) for the month of April. Buechner's ABC This month’s readings go through the Alphabet and draw from the words of Frederick Buechner (pronounced BEEK-ner). Buechner’s work has often been praised for its ability to inspire readers to see the grace in their daily lives. In three of his books Peculiar Treasures: A Biblical Who’s Who; Wishful Thinking: A Seeker’s ABC and Whistling in the Dark: A Doubter’s Dictionary, he tries to dust-off and put the colour back into Biblical characters, religious words, and ordinary words, respectively. Our daily meditations will draw from all three of these books. When you complete your purchase, you will receive an email with a link (CDP2_dailyreadings_Colman_April.pdf) to download your pdf.  The link will expire in 3 days, although we imagine you will have downloaded it long before then!
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  • CDP Colman
    CDP Colman
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    Celtic Daily Prayer 2: Daily Readings: Colman: August: PDF download

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    This downloadable pdf contains the Colman daily readings from CDP2 (Further Up and Further In) for the month of August. In the World This month of readings seeks to help us push past the artificial divide between the secular and the sacred, the physical and the spiritual, the body and the soul, and move, as Barbara Brown Taylor says, towards "trusting that there is no way to God apart from real life in the real world". later this month we will hear from Charles Ringma, but we begin with excerpts from An Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor.  Here are some words from her introduction: Whoever you are, you are human. Wherever you are, you live in the world, which is just waiting for you to notice the holiness in it. So welcome to your own priesthood, practised at the altar of your own life. The good news is that you have everything you need to begin. When you complete your purchase, you will receive an email with a link (CDP2_dailyreadings_Colman_August.pdf) to download your pdf.  The link will expire in 3 days, although we imagine you will have downloaded it long before then!
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  • CDP Colman
    CDP Colman
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    Celtic Daily Prayer 2: Daily Readings: Colman: May: PDF download

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    This downloadable pdf contains the Colman daily readings from CDP2 (Further Up and Further In) for the month of May. Celtic Pathways Through The Valley Of Decision In this month of readings Andy Raine reflects on how desert and Celtic thinking equip us for engaging with so many people today who are eager to find meaning and deep relationship in their lives. It begins with four excerpts from the story of the House that John the beloved disciple built, and closes with prayers by Frederick Buechner based on the life of Godric, the hermit of Finchale.’ When you complete your purchase, you will receive an email with a link (CDP2_dailyreadings_Colman_May.pdf) to download your pdf.  The link will expire in 3 days, although we imagine you will have downloaded it long before then!
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  • CDP Colman
    CDP Colman
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    Celtic Daily Prayer 2: Daily Readings: Colman: September: PDF download

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    This downloadable pdf contains the Colman daily readings from CDP2 (Further Up and Further In) for the month of September. Hospitality: When we say YES to the practice of hospitality, do we immediately think of inviting our friends around for a meal with a good bottle of wine? Does hospitality for us mean a pleasant social setting, food and drink shared with people we like and in places where we are comfortable? Our understanding and lifestyle may have become quite limited, for hospitality has far broader possibilities than these! This month of readings will hopefully help us to expand our narrow definitions of hospitality and encourage us into far more radical ways of opening ourselves to others. In reading the Gospels we find that Christ did indeed share plenty of meals and some wine too with people, but in a way that was out of keeping with the polite practices of the day, that even disturbed polite society. And his practice of hospitality extended beyond the meal table and the home and out onto the roads and waysides, where he journeyed in anticipation of personal encounter with individuals and with crowds, always with an attitude of openness and welcome, available, always vulnerable. These words invite us to re-think our understanding of hospitality, to become braver, let down some barriers, let go of our prejudices, walk headlong into true availability and vulnerability by extending a hospitality of heart.   When you complete your purchase, you will receive an email with a link (CDP2_dailyreadings_Colman_August.pdf) to download your pdf.  The link will expire in 3 days, although we imagine you will have downloaded it long before then!
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  • CDP Eata
    CDP Eata
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    Celtic Daily Prayer 2: Daily Readings: Eata: June: PDF download

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    This downloadable pdf contains the Eata daily readings from CDP2 (Further Up and Further In) for the month of June. Sermon on the Mount Once upon a time two women were musing over an idea. What would Jesus do with a group who gathered not for Bible study, not for prayer, not for ministry but just to sit at His feet ... to learn? Meanwhile, unaware of this idea, a third woman had a dream while on holiday. One Wednesday morning the idea and the dream fused over coffee. What eventually transpired was a year-long engagement with the Sermon on the Mount as twelve women wrestled with the words – first memorising them, then pondering them, then staging them as a dramatic presentation. Twenty years later we are still under their spell and trying to put them into practice. This month’s meditations, written by Sarah Berry, are stories, experiences, little pieces of wisdom – and the questions that have come from the adventure of walking with Jesus through this sermon. When you complete your purchase, you will receive an email with a link to download your pdf.  The link will expire in 3 days, although we imagine you will have downloaded it long before then!
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  • City without a church
    City without a church
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    City Without a Church: PDF download

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    This is a downloadable pdf of the booklet "City without a Church" by Henry Drummond, which has been produced as one in a series of booklets exploring responses to one of the basic questions of the Northumbria Community: "How Then Shall We Live?" The city without a church The City Without a Church is a meditation by Henry Drummond on a selection of verses from Revelation chapters 21 (verses 2 and 22) and 22 (verses 2 and 3). Extracts from it feature in the Finan series of readings for July in Celtic Daily Prayer and it has become an important text for the Northumbria Community because it deals with ‘church without walls’ and ‘kingdom in the streets’. Although this meditation is framed in the muscular, self-confident language of the Victorian era, its underlying message to us is as fresh as if it was written yesterday. The message is this: the institutional churches have ‘stolen Christ from the people’. What struck Drummond about John’s vision of the New Jerusalem was not just that he saw a city (rather than some kind of pastoral idyll) but that he saw no temple (or church) there. Although Drummond has hard words for the institutional church, he is by no means anti-church: he just wants it to wake up to the realities of real faith and get its priorities right. For Drummond, this involves getting out of our church buildings and getting totally involved in the concrete realities of our streets − starting right where we are, with the mess of real life all around us. He says that ‘it is only because the secular is so intensely sacred that so many eyes are blind before it.’ When you complete your purchase, you will receive an email with a link to download your pdf.  The link will expire in 3 days, although we imagine you will have downloaded it long before then!
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    Communion Liturgy from Celtic Daily Prayer Book 1 – A5 booklet

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    An A5 booklet containing the Communion liturgy from Celtic Daily Prayer Book 1: The Journey Begins. Suitable for use by groups and churches who want to share this Communion service together. 10% discount when 5 or more copies are purchased in the same transaction.
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    Communion: Family Breaking of the Bread: pdf download

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    This downloadable pdf contains a Northumbria Communion liturgy entitled "Family Breaking of the Bread". This is already available within an existing communion booklet, but having received several requests for this to be made available individually, is now published as a pdf download. When you complete your purchase, you will receive an email with a link to download your pdf.  The link will expire in 3 days, although we imagine you will have downloaded it long before then!
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    Communion: Small Boat Great Big Sea: pdf download

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    This downloadable pdf contains a Northumbria Community Communion liturgy entitled "Small Boat Great Big Sea". This is already available as a communion booklet and within Celtic Daily Prayer 2, but having received several requests for this to be made available individually, is now published as a pdf download. When you complete your purchase, you will receive an email with a link to download your pdf.  The link will expire in 3 days, although we imagine you will have downloaded it long before then!
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    Course in Desert Spirituality: Fifteen Sessions with the Famous Trappist Monk

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    Thomas Merton's sessions with the young monks at the Abbey of Gethsemani showcase Merton's brilliant ability to survey the key figures and synthesize their writings, inspiring his listeners and readers with what it means for the spiritual life. Like its companion volume, A Course in Christian Mysticism, this book is a collection of fifteen lectures that get to the heart of Merton's belief that monastic wisdom and spirituality are applicable for everyone. This compact volume allows anyone to learn from one of the twentieth century's greatest Catholic spiritual teachers. The study materials at the back of the book, including additional primary source readings and thoughtful questions for reflection and discussion, make this an essential text for any student of Christian desert spirituality.
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    Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s New Monasticism: A Central Influence

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    This booklet, by Trevor Miller, looks at the ways in which Dietrich Bonhoeffer has been an influence on our Community. A Lutheran Pastor in the Confessing Church in Germany in the 1930s, Bonhoeffer’s early exploration of Community and New Monasticism was cut short by the Nazi regime, but his writings have lived on. In this booklet Trevor helps us to make the connections between Bonhoeffer’s life and work and our own journey as a Community.
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    Discernment – reading the signs of daily life

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    Henri Nouwen understood the spiritual life as a journey of faith and transformation that is deepened by accountability, community and relationships. And the practice of discernment is about how to read the 'signs of the times' in daily life in order to know what to do next. Nouwen believes our calling and mission may be made clear through the people we meet on our path, the circumstances that each day brings, the books and sacred texts we read and meditate on, and through current events. Discernment seeks the will of God, requiring the disciplines of contemplative prayer, compassionate action and theological reflection. Discernment has been compiled by two of Nouwen's longtime students, Michael Christensen and Rebecca Laird, from coursework, journals and unpublished writings.
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    God in Pain: The mystery of suffering

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    We need a God who knows about pain

    To speak of God in pain, says Barbara Brown Taylor, is to embrace both the biblical accounts of Christ's suffering and death, and also the God who is present in our pain. This wise and compassionate book seeks to understand that presence with characteristic grace, sensitivity, profound biblical insight and truthfulness to human experience. Part One explores the ways that God's presence can be discerned in the pains we experience in life: disillusionment, despair, betrayal, anger, enmity, family feuds, insult and injury. A series of reflections on biblical texts asks whether any good news can be found in pain. Part Two contemplates God's suffering in the unique pain of Good Friday. Reflecting on the story of Christ's crucifixion, Barbara Brown Taylor goes in search of what God went to such great lengths to reveal to us. God in Pain engages with life's most complex mystery with honesty and finds grounds for hope.
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    Hermits of the Inner Farne

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    This booklet has been compiled by Andy Raine,  a Companion with the Northumbria Community, as a way of retelling the story of the hermits who lived and prayed on the little island of Inner Farne, just off the north Northumberland coast. It begins with a reprinting of Kathleen Parbury’s manuscript of The Hermits of the House of Farne, which she self-published in 1983, and which is contained here with the permission and blessing of her surviving relatives.  It also includes relevant liturgical material taken from Celtic Daily Prayer, and other articles about the hermits.
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    Precious Thoughts: daily readings from Thomas Merton

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    Thomas Merton wrote to people of all faiths and none; he wrote to people who were searching, and those who were firmly established in religious orders; he wrote to students, peace activists and `ordinary' people who had read about him and were curious. Some are letters of spiritual direction, a sharing of spiritual insights and social concerns, some more personal. In this carefully selected collection, Merton scholar, Fiona Gardner, has focused on extracts that seem to speak to all who are searching. They have been chosen because they offer an opening into something other - to provide a way into both silence and contemplative prayer.
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    Reading Buechner: Exploring the Work of a Master Memoirist, Novelist, Theologian, and Preacher

    Frederick Buechner is one of the most gifted writers of his generation, and his legacy casts a long shadow over Christian letters today. As a memoirist, he opened up an entirely new way to think about the genre. As a novelist, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer. And as a theologian and preacher, he pioneered the art of making theology accessible for a popular audience. Yet for all Buechner's enormous influence, many readers today are unfamiliar with his work, or have read him only in one genre. In this book, Buechner expert Jeffrey Munroe presents a collection of the true "essentials" from across Buechner's diverse catalog, as well as an overview of Buechner's life and a discussion of the state of his literary legacy today. Here is Buechner in all his complex glory, ready to delight and inspire again.
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    Shabbat liturgy booklet: pdf download

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    A downloadable pdf version of our 40 page booklet containing the Shabbat Liturgy from Celtic Daily Prayer Book 1: The Journey Begins. Ideal for families and small groups sharing Shabbat. Following purchase, you will receive a link to download the file. This link will expire in 3 days, although we imagine you will have downloaded your purchase well within this time.    
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    Small boat, great big sea Communion liturgy from CDP2 – A5 booklet

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    An A5 booklet containing the Small boat, great big sea Communion liturgy published in Celtic Daily Prayer Book 2: Farther Up and Farther In Suitable for use by groups and churches wanting to share together this powerful liturgy, inspired by the story of Brendan and his companions answering the call to risky living. 10% discount when 5 or more copies are ordered in the same transaction.
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    The Enneagram: a Christian perspective

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    This is an introduction to the Enneagram, a personality model describing 9 basic world views and human actions. It demonstrates how this concept was developed in Egypt by the Desert Fathers and how it can be used today. Richard Rohr and Andreas Ebert's book shows both the basic logic of the Enneagram and its harmony with the core truths of Christian thought from the time of the early Church forward.
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    The Heart Alone with God

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    Celtic and Desert spirituality was essentially monastic, and praying was learned in the context of cell (alone) and community (together). There was no separation of praying and living; one flowed from the other. For us too, life is prayer and prayer is life. Making inner space to cultivate the God-life within is at the centre of the contemplative experience, which is entering into the self to be with God. This interior life is also a journey through the darkness and dangers of ‘the world, the flesh and the devil’. This booklet explores how we can thwart even the most ‘devious’ of attacks of the enemy and find inner peace as we understand the full meaning and significance of ‘The Heart Alone with God’. 
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