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The Living One: Caravan to Cairns… Stuart France

St John the Evangelist * “We’ll need books!” “What do you mean?” “All good schools have a range of associated texts which their students can use as background reading.” “That’s true, do we have any?” “We may have a few…” … Continue reading

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Discovering Albion – day 5: ‘Don and Wen do Gretna…’

We should probably have stopped at Carlisle. Well, for more than just a supermarket to stock the car with biscuits and suchlike. It has another of those thousand year old castles… and another cathedral that used to be the priory… … Continue reading

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Living Wood, Living Stone…

* “Who are you to say these things to me?” said Judas Thomas. Joshua said, “You do not know who I am from what I say to you? Then you have disregarded the living one who is in your presence. … Continue reading

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Living Flame…

* “I shall give you what no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no hand has touched, for the thing that I shall give you has not arisen from the human heart. * Continue reading at … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: Drawing in the Threads…

I turned the car down a narrow lane to greet Long Meg and her Daughters.  Leaving Kirkoswald church, we had taken the route we have travelled so often towards Penrith. We had driven up and down this road, backwards and … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: Filling the Cup…

We pushed open the door to St Oswald’s church. It is still with a feeling of anticipation that we cross the threshold of these ancient places of worship. Churches that look incredible from outside have sometimes been so unsympathetically restored … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: From the Depths…

We could see, as soon as we passed through the gate, that the church in Kirkoswald was going to be a good one. The village itself bears its name… Oswald’s church… and the dedication was given because the body of … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: Finding the Way…

I don’t mind driving on motorways but they are never my first choice of road. While they do, as long as there are no hold-ups, get you from A to B fast, they do not allow for adventures. You cannot … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: Hitting the Wall…

After the odd meeting with the woman at the pub, we now felt we had to visit Hadrian’s Wall. It had been on my mind for a while, for some reason, and had cropped up a lot in strange places … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: Pause for Thought?

With its new tyre, the car was flying south, but, after the marathon drive of the day before, we had decided that a brief stop every couple of hours, to stretch legs and refresh minds, would be a good idea. … Continue reading

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