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From Holy Island To Norway

A Holy Island  resident went down to the beach. He bumped into a holiday-maker who asked ‘Why did you come to live here?’ ‘My life needed balance’ the resident replied. ‘How do you get that?’ the visitor asked.

 A conversation ensued.  It is a conversation that The Community of...

Posted at 22:14pm on 22nd September 2021

Hear The Cry Of The Earth

As the Glasgow Climate Summit approaches the Pope, the Ecumenical Patriarch and the Archbishop of Canterbury ‘appeal to the heart and mind of every Christian, every believer, and every person of good will...

Posted at 09:55am on 15th September 2021

Brother Gildas, Caldey Island: Monasticism Must Expand


Brother Gildas phoned me on Monday.  His monastery...

Posted at 07:43am on 7th September 2021

August 31: A For Action, Afghanistan And Aidan!

A curate in Berwick told school kids the story of Saint Aidan’s death accompanied by angels on 31 August 653.  ‘Why do you think there were so many angels?’...

Posted at 09:06am on 31st August 2021

'a Prophet Has Spoken'

‘In the belly of the Latin beast a Celtic prophet has spoken! Lord, help us to listen. As I read Brendan’s Return Voyage embarrassment swept through my soul, yet I was continuously born again with hope. In this beautiful and devastatingly liberating book Ray Simpson will teach you …’ ...

Posted at 12:31pm on 26th August 2021

Ireland Visit

Tony Simpson, the brother of my sister Sally and I, and the co-founder with his Danish wife Agnete of the Upper Room Fellowship in the Republic of Ireland's second city of Cork, has become very frail.  He walks with two sticks and breathes with difficulty.  So as soon as Covid...

Posted at 16:37pm on 19th August 2021

Climate Deniers And The Bible

The following blog will shortly appear on the web site of Sacristy Press:

The Glasgow Climate Summit...

Posted at 08:25am on 5th August 2021

Brendan's Return



Brendan's Return Voyage: A New American Dream: Indigenous, Post-Colonial, and Celtic Theology


Ray Simpson

Posted at 08:12am on 29th July 2021

The Archishop, Holy Island And A Uganda Village.

I met recently retired Archbishop Sentamu at a post-Covid-restrictions dinner yesterday.  He told me that when he was offered a place in UK's Second Chamber ('The House of Lords') he asked that he be given the title 'Baron of Lindisfarne and Masooli'.  The powers that be granted him Lindisfarne but...

Posted at 09:10am on 23rd July 2021

Reviews, Podcasts And Tweets

Yesterday I recorded a podcast with Forrest Inslee in USA of Circlewoood Earthcaster’s Podcasts. He says that reading Celtic Christianity and Climate Crisis Sacristy is renewaing his hope.  More info shortly.

 Review in Transforming Ministry

Celtic Christianity and Climate Crisis

Ray Simpson

Sacristy £12.99 pbk

 This book, by...

Posted at 09:23am on 15th July 2021
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