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Ray's Blog: May 2009

Pictish Monasteries: High Street Monasteries

I spent two and a half days visting

sixth or seventh century Pictish monasteries.The Picts were the original Scots, before the Irish colonised and Christianised southern Scotland. Picts were evangelised by Celtic Britons such as Ninian, by Irish Christians from Iona, and by God-inspired wandering hermits.

I took an hour's...

Posted at 10:20am on 31st May 2009


Alabama pilgrims have jazzed up Holy Island this week. Their musicians filled The Crown and Anchor with Irish songs for two evenings, which many others joined in singing. This group was led by Bill King. He gave up being his Episcopal Bishop's senior staff member in...

Posted at 12:03pm on 22nd May 2009

London And Northern Ireland

Uxbridge churches held a Week Exploring Prayer and Celtic Spirituality. Extra chairs had to be brought in for the Wednesday night meeting. In order to pay the high rent and mortgages many people work from early to late. Things like space, body/mind/spirit balance, fun, creativity and community can go...

Posted at 03:49am on 18th May 2009

Faith Communities And The Good Society

I met people from a church who provide practical services for needy people without financial reward. A trainee social worker spent a week with them.The following week all the trainee social workers reported on their placements. They were full of gloom, But this one told with amazement of...

Posted at 01:23am on 11th May 2009

Christian And Muslim Prayer Mats

Since my last blog swine flue has declined in the world, I have met with Britain's Methodist Mission Enablers at Northampton, six of us have spent twenty fours hours in council at a member's house in the shadow of Arsenal Football Club's fantastic Emirates Stadium in London, and I...

Posted at 07:31am on 5th May 2009
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