18 March 2013 a post by Altar Ego

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.

Inclusive and welcoming, we hope to offer a place where no one is made to feel inadequate because of their beliefs and practices. We started with our first gathering at the Autumn Equinox in 2012 with just three of us, and we have grown a little since then. Facilitated by Ritual leaders Alison & Paul, we honour the local environment within which we currently meet for our ritual, and will also be striking out for wilder places in the future. Anyone is welcome, come along with an open mind and an open heart.

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Hi there

The idea of Forest Church realy appeals to me; for somes while I have wondsred about crossing the boundaries between Christianity and paganism. I am a Christian and go to an Anglo-Catholic church.  I don’t think I’ll be able to make the meetings as I have no transport and Sundays are usually difficult for me.  I’d like to be in touch though.

Best wishes


#1. By Pauline Stroud on April 28, 2013

Hi Pauline
Hopefully you’ve picked up my comment on FB.  Mostly we meet on Saturdays since, as well as being one of the leaders at Ancient Arden I’m also the local parish priest.  Sundays are therefore already pretty packed!  We have a local station at Danzey Green and we’re happy to come and collect you from there.

#2. By Altar Ego on April 29, 2013

I’ve never seen the conflict between Christian and Pagan. I don’t feel whole without a good measure of both. I don’t have transport but would also like to be connected.
        Blessings.  Carol

#3. By Carol Atkins on April 30, 2013

Carol we would love to keep in touch, and if you are able to use public transport then please see my above post to Pauline about collection from Danzey Green station.  You would be most welcome.

#4. By Altar Ego on May 03, 2013

Sounds really interesting, I’d love to know more about this.

#5. By Brenda Henderson on June 23, 2013

Hi Brenda
It’s probably too short a notice but we’re meeting this afternoon.  How can I contact you to tell you more?

#6. By Altar Ego on June 23, 2013

It IS a bit short notice I’m afraid, though it depends where?  I’m Bromsgrove -

#7. By Brenda Henderson on June 23, 2013

I was privilaged to be able to share a Forest Communion with you at Greenbelt and was struck by the resounses with my recent expreaicnes in Canande with the 1st Nations, and would love to share and disover more. so please forward any further information.

#8. By Rev Neil Eldridge on September 04, 2013

Would love to join group.

#9. By barbara britton on January 04, 2014

Hi Barbara,

I’ll send you a friend request, and then I can add you to the group.
Ali (Alison Eve)

#10. By Alison Eve on January 12, 2014

Hi Alter Ego and Rev Eldridge

Performing on harp at the Urban Forest Church, I made the same observations. There are many resonances with Native American spirituality.  For the last three years I have been studying Native American “Medicine” (spiritual teachings) as taught by Cherokee and have attended a powwow.

Would you be interested in a mixed celebration if we could invite a 1st Nation spiritual leader to join us?  Many thanks.

#11. By Elizabeth on July 08, 2014

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