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06 August 2013 a post by Bruce Stanley. 2 comments.

Salisbury Plain Forest Church

Plain Church is a Celtic Community made of committed Christians. We meet every Sunday morning to walk and worship in the outdoors, this may be on the open Plain, it may be in woodland and it could even be somewhere else in the country. More ...

23 July 2013 a post by Bruce Stanley. 8 comments.

Forest Church National Gathering

Event starts: 19 September 2014

Put the date in your diary if you're interested in gathering together with other Forest Church participants for a long weekend of all things wild and green and Divine. More ...

18 March 2013 a post by Altar Ego. 12 comments.

Ancient Arden Forest Church

We are interested in exploring relationships with the natural world, using the broadest possible navigation of the Christian Tradition to surf the boundaries between Christianity and Paganism, and re-discovering the immanent God as Mother and Father. More ...

21 February 2013 a post by Bruce Stanley. 4 comments.

Forest Church: A Field Guide to Nature Connection For Groups and Individuals

Brimming with insights and packed with information, this book draws you out, quite literally, into nature to experience a new, well thought through pattern of spiritual practice. Bruce Stanley gives you all the resources you’ll need, both practical and theoretical, to get going with a group or on your own. More ...

21 December 2012 a post by Bruce Stanley. 0 comments.

The Sun Shine On You and the Light Shine From You

A story from the edge of the Roman and Celtic world shortly after the time of Christ's Nativity – and a little ritual to bring Divine blessing for the new year, new born following the solstice. More ...

20 December 2012 a post by Matthew Arnold. 1 comments.

Advent Ritual Wreath

Bring nature inside with a wreath made from four iconic and symbolic evergreen plants. You can either make a simple table centrepiece or make a wreath that will form the centre of a series of rituals leading up to Christmas, ideally through the period of advent – originally made for East Midlands Forest Church. More ...

22 September 2012 a post by Bruce Stanley. 0 comments.

Forest Church Group Meditation for Autumn Equinox

I’m just about to start my third Autumn in the Cambrian Mountains and I’m now convinced that we need to mark – along with nature, tradition and even the solar system – this time as a significant moment of pause, balance and reflection, even more so than mid winter. Vive l'équinoxe d'automne! More ...

13 August 2012 a post by Bruce Stanley. 0 comments.

New Forest – Forest Church

We meet on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 4pm in the car park of Hatchet Pond, near Beaulieu (toilets available here) *.From here we either walk in the surrounding area or drive to a specific place together. More ...

01 August 2012 a post by Bruce Stanley. 8 comments.

Natural Theology, Signs and Omens – God speaking through Nature.

God speaks primarily through sacred scripture, so I’ve been led to believe by those who’ve shaped my thinking, but I’m hearing the same divine voice speaking elsewhere – standing out against the everyday backdrop of my natural surroundings: the unusual behaviour of a bird, a rare plant growing somewhere unexpected, a vision of beauty that penetrates me with a sense of transcendence I can’t ignore. My instincts tell me the voice is God’s but this is a harder book to read. More ...

25 June 2012 a post by Matthew Arnold. 14 comments.

East Midlands Forest Church

There have been times in all our lives when we have experienced something of the great beauty of nature and sensed that there must be more to life than the purely physical, something that transcends ourselves and the environment we are in. Whether we are lying back, gazing at the full moon as it slowly traverses the night-sky, or breathing deeply the scent found in pine woods, whether tasting fresh honey from a beehive, hearing birdsong or feeling the breeze across our face, life is a multisensory experience we can choose to either stifle or celebrate. More ...

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Forest Church Tweets

Why not join us for out Jubilee Summer solstice Festival. @LlandaffDio @Pontyclun @ChurchinWales @forestchurch
7 Jun

This week Jean reflects on her experience of forest church at St Anne's Church Talygarn. Why not pop over to our F……
29 May

Join us this Sunday for Forest church. @LlandaffDio @forestchurch @Pontyclun @ChurchinWales
19 May