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Reflection / Meditation / Spirituality

A selection of songs and chants to aid meditation (Audio/Video)
Following on from the service of Celtic Morning Prayer at Swanwick (July 2005), Alex Whitehead offers some suggestions of songs and chants.
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A Stillness Exercise (Article/Note/Report)
Relax, let tensions fall away, concentrate on whatever you feel is the centre of yourself, listen to the atmosphere deep within yourself and pray.
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All Hail the Glorious Night and Other Christmas Poems (Book Review)
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Anxious Times (Book Review)
Reflections offering support in times of stress
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Benedicte (Article/Note/Report)
As used at the Lincoln Readers' Conference 2005
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Cave Refectory Road (Book Review)
Monastic living for us today
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Celtic Advent (Book Review)
Short, daily readings for Advent - stories from Celtic lore, contemplations, New Testament readings and prayers.
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Creative Spirit (Audio/Video)
An excellent inspirational resource; a catalyst to enable us all to look again at familiar events from the Christian story from unusual, unexpected or just different angles; an aid to reflection, meditation, discussion and spiritual growth.
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Dipping into Advent: Reflections for Advent and Christmas (Book Review)
Original and compelling reflections for Advent
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Faith in the Making (Book Review)
A consideration of the people of faith - from Hebrews 11.
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Following Jesus in the Holy Land (Book Review)
Reflecting on the key places in Jesusí life, ministry and death.
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Freedom is Coming (Book Review)
The second part of the book of Isaiah rings with proclamations and prophecies that find their fulfilment in the Gospels and are still being fulfilled by followers of Jesus today.
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From Now On (Book Review)
A Lent course on hope and redemption, using the film, |The Greatest Showman|
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Hope in Dark Places (Book Review)
Poems providing a Christian perspective on times of depression
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Image of the Invisible (Book Review)
Finding God in scriptural metaphor
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In the Bleak Midwinter (Book Review)
Through Advent and Christmas with Christina Rossetti
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Lavalamp Prayer Application (Website)
An aid/support to prayer
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Love in Thin Places (Book Review)
Poetry in the Celtic Tradition
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Mountains of Matthew (Article/Note/Report)
Sermon preached at the Commissioning of Readers in the Diocese of Southwark, Southwark Cathedral, 26th January 2008
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Owned by God (Book Review)
A fantastic resource for preparation for sermons
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Pilgrim Journeys (Book Review)
An exploration of the riches of the Lord's Prayer
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Pray as You Go (Website)
Pray-as-you-go is a daily prayer session, designed for use on portable MP3 players, to help you pray whilst travelling to and from work, study, etc.
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Prayer Eleven (Website)
The Prayer Eleven web site aims to promote Prayer and Christian Spiritual Maturity.
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Preaching with the Northern Saints (Article/Note/Report)
Material from the July 2011 Lincoln Diocese Pilgrimage to Durham
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Reflections for Advent (Book Review)
A companion volume of reflections to augment the lectionary readings for Common Worship Daily Prayer.
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ReJesus (Website)
Jesusí life, the lives of his followers, Spirituality, Creativity.
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Rooted in Godís grace (Book Review)
Personal spiritual disciplines such as prayer, Bible study, silence, the enjoyment of nature and worship - using the writer's own experiences.
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Sacred Space (Website)
Daily Prayer Online - an opportunity to spend a few minutes praying as you sit at your computer, with the help of on-screen guidance and scripture chosen specially every day.
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Sacred Space: Advent and Christmas 2019-2020 (Book Review)
The Advent Gospel made plain
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Sea Changed: A Companion Guide (Book Review)
Meditations on the transformations made possible by the Living God as He acts through the circumstances of our lives.
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Spirit of the Living God (Article/Note/Report)
a meditation for Pentecost
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The Art of Advent (Book Review)
37 reflections, extending through Christmas into Epiphany, with interesting and contrasting nativities, themes linked to the magi, the baptism of Jesus, the conversion of Paul and the presentation in the temple.
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The Celtic and Saxon Mission to Northumbria (Article/Note/Report)
Material from the July 2011 Lincoln Diocese Pilgrimage to Durham
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The Celtic Soul-friend (Book Review)
The Celtic Tradition and Spiritual Growth
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The Flowering of the Soul (Book Review)
A collection of almost 1000 prayers by more than 200 women from 13 different religions and many different cultures in a remarkable anthology.
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The Gift of Years (Website)
The Gift of Years is part of The Bible Reading Fellowship (BRF) and resources the spiritual journey of older people.
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The Light of the World (Article/Note/Report)
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The Prince of Peace in a world of wars (Book Review)
An Advent-themed collection of Bible readings and contemplations.
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The Text this Week (Website)
A wide variety of resources for study and liturgy based on the 3-year Revised Common Lectionary cycle.
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Things Hidden (Book Review)
A new edition of a classic text on spirituality
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Wake Up to Advent (Book Review)
Daily reflections from Advent Sunday to Christmas Day.
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What is Pilgrimage? Why Pilgrimage? (Article/Note/Report)
Material from the July 2011 Lincoln Diocese Pilgrimage to Durham
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The Reader - Autumn 2004 (From 'The Reader' Magazine - Other Publications)
Spirituality - for a mission-shaped Church, for the 21st Century: Reader ministry today (Bishop Graham Dow, Chair of CRC). Continuing Ministerial Education for Readers . (2004-09-01)
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The Reader - Autumn 2016 (From 'The Reader' Magazine - Other Publications)
Celebrations and Considering Ethics: Looking to the Future (abridged form of the sermon from 5th May 2016, All Souls Langham Place), Reader Ministry in the Falkland Islands, Readers in Tudor and Stuart England. Also: To learn to love your neighbour must you learn to love yourself? The environment, Ethics for Worshippers, Understanding Sin. And: Intercessions, Matthew (Gospel for Year A) (2016-09-11)
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The Reader - Autumn 2019 (From 'The Reader' Magazine - Other Publications)
The Psalms: Longing for an Intimacy with God; For All Ages; A Language for Every Emotion;; Psals of Violence; A Personal Response; Responding Imaginatively. Also: More Details of Early Women Readers; Living our Lives More Fruitfully for Christ; Fearing the Lord?; Celtic Christianity; A Ministry of Prayer; Readers in Ecumenical Perspective. (2019-09-09)
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The Reader - Spring 2001 (From 'The Reader' Magazine - Other Publications)
An exploration of God in the whole of life and creation. Articles on Revelation, Celtic Spirituality. (2001-03-01)
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The Reader - Spring 2009 (From 'The Reader' Magazine - Other Publications)
Spirituality - Including the challenge of John's Gospel, intercession, counselling, spiritual direction, ecology. Also Blessings are not just words - Bishop Graham Dow (2009-02-13)
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The Reader - Spring 2010 (From 'The Reader' Magazine - Other Publications)
Healing and Wholeness: Healing, wholeness and spirituality; Burrswood;music therapy;hospice chaplaincy;in the context of palliative care; ministry to the bereaved;faith in the pharmacist; The Order of Jacob's Well; Christ's healing. And also: rural interregnum; worship in rural churches; and a Reader in Baghdad. (2010-02-24)
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The Reader - Spring 2017 (From 'The Reader' Magazine - Other Publications)
Worship and Music: Cathedral Music in the 21st Century, Pastoral care perceived through the prism of music, Worship when the music's gone, Worship 4 Today. And: Discipleship, Opening the Bible for Schoolchildren, Praying in penitence. Also: Welcome to Bishop Martyn and Farewell to Heather Fenton and Alan Wakely. (2017-05-24)
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The Reader - Spring 2018 (From 'The Reader' Magazine - Other Publications)
Lay Ministry in the 21st Century: The Future for Reader Ministry, Serving Together, Should we still have Reader Ministry, Towards a Theology of Lay and Reader Ministry, Reader Ministry in Context, Growing in Partnership. Also: Greek awareness?Understanding Spirituality, Spiritual Direction. (2018-03-24)
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The Reader - Summer 2001 (From 'The Reader' Magazine - Other Publications)
Prayer, Worship and Spirituality. Articles on: Spirituality for Outsiders, Preaching in a Consumer Culture, the interface betweeb spirituality and the concerns of modern life, Celtic Saints. Also report of a service using Harry Potter to get the message across. (2001-06-01)
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The Reader - Summer 2014 (From 'The Reader' Magazine - Other Publications)
Prayer: Prayer with Children, The Lord's Prayer, Prayer in the Old Testament, Leading Intercessions, Prayer in the Celtic Church. Also: Port Missioner, Personal reflections on Reader Ministry, Poetry for WWI, Old Testament in Worship, Anti-Semitism, Common Awards, Change of CRC Vice-Chair (2014-05-15)
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The Reader - Winter 2013 (From 'The Reader' Magazine - Other Publications)
The Arts: The Bible and the Arts, Interface between the church and the arts, storytelling, scripture and the silver screen', creative worship, themed evensongs, worship4today, Messiah. (2013-12-16)
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The Reader - Winter 2017 (From 'The Reader' Magazine - Other Publications)
On Fire for God: Walking the Camino, Developing Good Spiritual Habits, Franciscan Spirituality, Walking the Labyrinth, The Spirituality of Words, Spirituality in Later Life. Also: The Money Taboo, Ministering to the Bereaved. (2018-01-29)
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