Links & Resources
On the Closing of Churches
Link URL: https://www.churchnewspaper.com/80974/archives?fbclid=IwAR05606wZ1jJ_sjfN00avDuczxGZ4RF89cD-t_RjsNU7dlbM8ihpSFLS-Ro
A meditation on the Closing of Churches, written for these extraordinary times
Malcolm Guite, poet
Link URL: http://www.malcolmguite.com/
Malcolm Guite is a poet and singer-songwriter living in Cambridge. He is a priest, chaplain, teacher and author of various essays, articles and books. All his published poems, and many unpublished ones are available on this blog together with recordings of him reading them.
Link URL: http://www.leunig.com.au/
Michael Leunig is an Australian cartoonist, writer, painter, philosopher and poet. He describes his approach as regressive, humorous, messy, mystical, primal and vaudevillian - producing work which is open to many interpretations and has been widely adapted in education, music, theatre, psychotherapy and spiritual life. His cartoons, poetry and prayers provide a commentary on political, cultural and emotional life which span more than forty years and have often explored the idea of an innocent and sacred personal world. The fragile ecosystem of human nature and its relationship to the wider natural world is a related and recurrent theme. (Jim Cotter loved his work!)
There is a Facebook Michael Leunig Appreciation page where cartoons are regularly posted. https://en-gb.facebook.com/MichaelLeunigAppreciationPage/
Link URL: http://www.contemplativecamera.org
Contemplative Camera was created in 2006 by Susan Blagden, who is a priest working n North Wales.
Susan delights in the disciplines of photography and prayer, finding that they are mutually enriching. The daily practice of both, contribute to ongoing learning and day-to-day well-being.
Also on Facebook https://en-gb.facebook.com/ContemplativeCamera/
Silence in the City
Link URL: http://www.silenceinthecity.org.uk
A series of talks on silent prayer and contemplative living in today's world
And did those feet......
Link URL: http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2016/nov/12/walking-holiday-london-sussex-pilgrimage-jerusalem
An article by Alan Franks about travelling a section of the 125 mile Blake/Parry itinerary from London to Sussex to celebrate the 100th birthday of "Jerusalem".
Link URL: http://www.welshsaints.ac.uk
Nyd oes wlad yn holl Gred o gymaint o dir a chymaint o saint ynddei ag oedd gynt ymhlith Cymbry - There is not a land of like size in all Christendom with so many saints in it as were of old among Welshmen
Saints populate the landscape of Wales in place-names, church dedications and holy wells. From St Fagans to Llandudno, St Davids to Pennant Melangell, the names of saints are bound up with the very fabric of the country. Some, like David and Beuno, are well known, but many are forgotten.
Seintiau is a developing site dedicated to research on the saints of Wales. A project has been creating digital editions of medieval Welsh-language texts about saints, providing modern texts with notes and English translations, which will soon be available on this website, as well as a forthcoming compendium of information on the saints and their traditions.
Richard Skinner, poet
Link URL: http://www.richardskinner.org
Richard Skinner - a man of many talents - a natural scientist, a therapist, a stand-up comic, an artist and a poet. It was as poet that he spoke to us about poetry and pilgrimage at the national gathering in Exeter in 2014.
Jim Cotter's publications
Link URL: https://canterburypress.hymnsam.co.uk/search-results?query=Jim%20Cotter
The Cairns Publications website has now closed, but Jim Cotter's bold, relevant reflections on contemporary issues in books and liturgical resources are available through Canterbury Press (see link above).