‘Ash Wednesday’ by Malcolm Guite

Receive this cross of ash upon your brow, Brought from the burning of Palm Sunday’s cross. The forests of the world are burning now And you make late repentance for the loss. But all the trees of God would clap their hands The very stones themselves would shout and sing If you could covenant to…

Recipe of the Month: Cheese Scones

Since lockdown my son who’s 7 has become quite the chef! He has never really been interested in cooking before now but when we soon discovered he really didn’t enjoy home schooling (that makes two of us!) I decided to combine reading and maths and make it more practical and encourage cooking and baking. Since…

Centering Presence

Centering presence teaches the ancient practice of Contemplative prayer. Deepen your understanding and your relationship with the God who loves you. This practice leads us towards the great Enlightenment of Christ Consciousness in nondual awareness. It is also relaxing refreshing and beautiful. Please join us on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 in the Abbey.

Immanence by Evelyn Underhill

I come in the little things, Saith the Lord: Not borne on morning wings Of majesty, but I have set my feet Amidst the delicate and bladed wheat That springs triumphant in the furrowed sod. There do I dwell in weakness and in power; Not broken or divided, saith our God! In your strait garden…

‘Candlemas’ by Malcolm Guite

They came, as called, according to the Law. Though they were poor and had to keep things simple, They moved in grace, in quietness, in awe, For God was coming with them to His temple. Amidst the outer court’s commercial bustle They’d waited hours, enduring shouts and shoves, Buyers and sellers, sensing one more hustle,…

Reflected Light by David Adam

As the darkened pool is stilled It reflects the blue sky above So may my quiet mind reflect O God, your glory and your love As the sea glows in the moonlight Light of lights, come and shine Let my life reveal your light Until I reflect the light divine As the earth reflects the…