Upcoming Events

These are Ray's upcoming events. If you would like to book Ray to come and speak at an event you're planning, get in touch here.

Celtic Summer School 2019

7th Aug 2019 - 14th Aug 2019

Learn about historic Celtic Christianity whilst deconstructing myths.

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26th Aug 2019 - 30th Aug 2019, 12:00am
Open Gate Retreat House Holy Island, TD15 2SD

At The Open Gate Retreat House.  Book opengate@aidanandhilda.org.uk

Ray Simpson will lead sessions of study and reflection that include:

Life at Aidan's Iona Monastery

Oswald and his family

Aidan and his twelve brothers

Hilda - Christ's Presence astride two worlds

Spiritual foster mothers

Soul friends and places of resurrection

Eadfrith and the Lindisfarne Gospels: Coptic, Byzantine, Roman and Irish spirituality

Background reading: (books by Ray Simpson)

Aidan of Lindisfarne: Irish Flame warms a new world (Wipf & Stock)

Hilda of Whitby: a spirituality of now (BRF)

The Lindisfarne Gospels (KM Publishing)

St. Aidan's Way of Mission (BRF)

For more information contact opengate@aidanandhilda.org.uk:
Email: opengate@aidanandhilda.org.uk
Website: www.aidanandhilda.org

a prayer...

We arise today
in the wisdom of the One
who brought to birth the giant plains,
the water and the first beings.
We arise today
in the brightness of the One
who created the blazing sun,
the shining stars and the twinkle in our eyes.
We arise today
in the mercy of the One
who gave us dreams
and memories and hearts.

Taken from
A Holy Island Prayerbook
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The Celtic Prayer Book Vol 4 Great Celtic Christians
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