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.


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...
The Cross upon you to free you from sin The cross above you heaven to win. The cross around you to make you complete The Cross beneath you to earth your feet. The Cross beyond you to stretch your heart The Cross within you, Christ to impart.
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