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On this page you’ll find blogs on the subject of friends from our the latest edition of “Connections “,MARCH APRIL 2019 our Benefice magazine.

 

Friendships Formed in Communal Prayer

Each year during January and February, Catherine and Christopher Richards lead a month-long retreat in daily life. The month consists of guided prayer – each person who has signed up to be a prayee is matched up with a prayer guide who they see once a week over the...

Friendship

When we moved to Bristol nearly three years ago and we went to worship at our parish church, St Paul’s, and at Cotham, what a wonderful welcome we received. We have enjoyed making new friends in the three congregations and in other ways. By a wonderful coincidence, I...

Carol Bell: an Icon of Friendship

Carol was always the first to greet visitors to Gothic Lodge, her home in London’s L’Arche community for over thirty years. Although limited in her speech Carol always called each person by a ‘name’ – sometimes an approximation to their actual name, but often Carol’s...

Meditation – a Lenten inner spring clean?

Since our theme of Lent this year is prayer, an article on the recent month of accompanied prayer with a prayer guide or ‘soul friend’ can perhaps be sneaked in to the Connections theme of friends. It’s been said the longest journey you will ever make is the 18ins...

Praying with the Icon of Friendship

During Lent this year I am inviting the Benefice to make a Journey of Prayer. The journey will offer different themes and suggestions of spiritual practices, as well as a ‘menu’ of possible ways for us to engage. The theme of this issue of Connections and this Lenten...

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