Ray Simpson Celtic Tour in Australia

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Ray Simpson is coming to Melbourne hosted by Urban Seed celtic buff Brent Lyons Lee. Ray is the founder and Guardian of a contemporary Celtic Christian community, the Community of Aidan and Hilda, which is a dispersed global network of people concerned about spirituality for modern society. Ray lives on The Holy Island of Lindisfarne as a ‘post modern monk’, which is also where the community’s retreat house and office is. From here he facilitates a fresh cradling of Christian spirituality, through retreats, soul friendship, church workshops and the provision of resources. He is also interested in models of emerging church with a Celtic influence. Check out December dates and locations below…


Ray is the primary tutor in the Community’s Celtic Christian Studies programme, and a guest university lecturer throughout Europe and North America. He has contributed to the Open University’s current unit on contemporary religion and his most recent broadcast has been in BBC Radio Four’s The Long Search series. Ray is also interested in sport, travel and literature and is a well respected author having sold over 40,000 copies world wide. His books include:
• The Celtic Book of Common Prayer in four volumes
Vol 1: Prayer Rhythms: Fourfold patterns for everyday
Vol 2: Saints of the Isles: A Year of Feasts
Vol 3: Healing the Land: Natural seasons, sacraments and special services
Vol 4: Great Celtic Christians: Alternative Worship
• Church of the Isles: A Prophetic Strategy for Renewal
• Celtic Daily Light
• Exploring Celtic Spirituality
• A Holy Island Prayer Book
• Before We Say Goodbye: Preparing for a Good Death
• Celtic worship through the Year
• Soulfriendship: Celtic Insights into Spiritual Mentoring
For further information see www.aidan.org.uk
RAY SIMSPONS VICTORIAN ITINERARY DECEMBER 2005
Saturday Dec 10 @ Wellspring

CELTIC SPIRITUALITY FOR 21ST CENTURY CHRISTIANS
• The Story of a Fresh Awakening
• Celtic Insights into the Emerging Church
• Celtic Insights into Spiritual Mentoring
• Celtic Insights into Worship
This is a rare opportunity to hear one of the current leading writers and teachers in Celtic Spirituality
Date : Saturday 10 December 2005
Time: 9:30 am – 5 pm
Where: WellSpring Centre, 10 Y Street , Ashburton.
Cost: $65 / 75 non members
Registration: Email: info@wellspringcentre.org.au
Phone : (03) 9885 0277
Fax: (03) 9885 0881
Sunday Dec 11
St Johns Anglican Church, Highton
267 Roslyn Rd, Highton, Geelong VIC
10.00am Service
Norlane Missional Community @ Norlane Baptist Church
4-8 Spruhan Ave Norlane, Geelong VIC
5.30pm Service
Saturday Dec 17
Norlane Baptist Church
4-8 Spruhan Ave Norlane, Geelong VIC
RESOURCING THE CHURCH WITH ANCIENT TRADITIONS
1.00pm Celtic Christian Spirituality
2.00pm Break
2.30pm Applying Celtic insights to your context
4.00pm Finish
Cost: $15
Registration: Email: brent.lyonslee@urbanseed.org
Ph: 0413 311 170
Sunday Dec 18
Urban Seed:church
Mission to Seafarers Building
717 Flinders St, Docklands, Melbourne
CELTIC INSIGHTS INTO EMERGING CHURCH
2.30pm-5pm
5.30pm Urban Seed:church Service
Cost: $15
Registration: Email: brent.lyonslee@urbanseed.org
Ph: 0413 311 170

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