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Ray's Blog: August 2011

Aidan A.s.a.p

A is for Aidan's Day, 31 August. Also for Action for Justice. Aidan and Hilda members take some action on this day to mark Aidan's works of justice for slaves and the poor.

S is for Saint Aidan. Also for Sacred Space. I conversed with Richard Binns about...

Posted at 07:53am on 31st August 2011

Lindisfarne's St. Aidan Week

Aidan and Hilda Week runs from August 25-31. On 25th in the Open Gate chapel we celebrated the enshrining of Hild's remains. On Saint Aidan's Sunday Newcastle's Bishop Frank White led our St. Aidan service, followed by a procession along the bounds of the original Celtic monastery, led by...

Posted at 08:28am on 28th August 2011

Ethics And Finance Free

The Aidan and Hilda Edinburgh group always meet at and after an Edinburgh Festival Event. There are more than 2,500 colourful events to choose from. So which event did they choose? 'A Conversation: Ethics and Finance' at St. Cuthbert's Church, sponsored by the Festival of Spirituality and Peace.


Posted at 07:03am on 24th August 2011

Those Vikings Again

No, I do not refer to Tom Martin Berntsen and Helge Spilling from Norway who came to lunch, journeyed to Whitby with Graham to meet the sisters there, and explored the Christian Way with us. I refer to two hundred members of the Historical Re-Enactment Society whom English...

Posted at 13:33pm on 20th August 2011

Festival, Fall And Finds

Four days hol. Fantastic Edinburgh Festival time. 370 Fringe venues alone! My favourites? Checkov and Baba Yaga (The Girl with the Kind Heart) in Dr. Neil's Duddingstone Garden and the Shaolin warrior monks in the circus on The Meadows.

Alas, I fell while descending rain-soaked Arthur's Seat and...

Posted at 02:05am on 18th August 2011


As looters rampage English cities church leaders ask by twitter and email 'What can we do?'. Carol co-ordinates prayer targets through followers of our Way of Life in affected areas. I tweeted a clergy support person in south London to urge clergy to be shepherds of the streets...

Posted at 22:19pm on 10th August 2011

Island Visitors, Weddings And Drains

'What is the Community of Aidan and Hilda?' asked a visitor. 'It's a bunch of crooks who've recognised the truth about themselves and ask God to sort things out' I said. Not to be repeated.

'What makes an island wedding?' asked someone else during last Saturday's celebration....

Posted at 11:32am on 4th August 2011
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