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18 March 2014 a post by Bruce Stanley. 8 comments.

Sensio Divina

The contemplative exercise of Lectio Divina, or Divine Reading, has been practiced from the earliest times of monastic discipleship – the act of sitting prayerfully with a short piece of sacred text and allowing it to speak and inhabit our minds and hearts. How does it work when reading the Book of Creation? More ...

11 March 2014 a post by Bruce Stanley. 2 comments.

Devising ‘rituals’ for Mid Wales Forest Church.

Four times a year, close to the sun festivals of solstice and equinox, Mid Wales Forest Church has a 'Ritual', which is a grand name for what might be better described as interactive, experiential, shared meditation / reflective / alternative-worship like activities. Ritual is shorter. More ...

27 November 2013 a post by Bruce Stanley. 2 comments.

Dyffryn Clwyd Forest Church

Forest Church Dyffryn Clwyd is about building on our connections with nature. More ...

11 October 2013 a post by Bruce Stanley. 5 comments.

Oxford Forest Church

Wonder and awe are important sources of spiritual growth for many of us, and such transcendent moments, when we feel deeply connected to something bigger than ourselves, often occur in nature. More ...

09 October 2013 a post by Bruce Stanley. 0 comments.

Oakwood Forest Church

Walking, exploring and praying together in Earley and East Reading. More ...

09 October 2013 a post by Bruce Stanley. 7 comments.

If you kneel down in the woods today – Church Times feature.

Forest Church has been gaining interest in recent months. Christine Miles packed her cagoule and went to find out more. More ...

14 September 2013 a post by Bruce Stanley. 2 comments.

Tyneside Forest Church

We are a group of folks who seek to encounter God in the green spaces and wild places around Newcastle upon Tyne and Tyneside. More ...

13 September 2013 a post by Bruce Stanley. 1 comments.

Talking to Trees

Of all the experiential nature connection ideas I’ve been exploring and advocating through workshops and the Forest Church book, the one that has raised more questions than anything else is the idea of conversing with nature. More ...

30 August 2013 a post by Bruce Stanley. 1 comments.

Oasis Church Grimsby Forest Church

Often people talk about being closest to God when they are outside. On a mountainside, in a valley, or in a wooded grove perhaps. There is no doubt that many of us feel something 'transcendant' when we are in the 'open air Cathedral' of the natural world. Our Forest Church gatherings allow us to explore this together. More ...

06 August 2013 a post by Bruce Stanley. 25 comments.

Crossing Boundaries Forest Church 1 Day Intro – North

Event starts: 23 October 2014

A one day introduction to Forest Church with Bruce Stanley of Mid Wales Forest Church and hopefully one other if numbers allow. More ...

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