Fresh Expressions Thought of the Day


This story might be familiar to you, but what happens if you read it imaginatively ? Do you imagine yourself as the seed, the sower, or elsewhere in the farming environment? The story can be found in the collection of books here: What was the storyteller thinking of when the story was told, or […]

#SensingSpirituality Lent

Quartz Lent

Throughout Lent the Quartz group will continue to meet every second week. We are taking time out to think about “Glimmers of Light in Daily Life”. The next meetup will be on Monday the 29th of Jan. 7.30 at Simon and Kate’s. We are exploring the theme of #SensingSpirituality in the run up to Easter. […]

#SensingSpirituality Thought of the Day


At Christmas we remembered the story of Jesus being born, fully man. Rooted in a particular place and time. How many of us live in the place we grew up in, or continue the same occupation as our parents? Even if we do, how much of our everyday lives are spent connected with the soil […]

Arts Creative Worship Forest Church Fresh Expressions

Psalter of the Birds

Here is a discussion about a new book by Author Justin Coutts on YouTube:. The conversation ranges from poetry which was composed in late antiquity to current mysticism online. So take a moment to slow down and recreate your mind. It is described as a collection of historical poetry and other texts from Ireland, Wales, […]

Forest Church

January Forest Church

21st of January 2024 2pm Meet outside the Crichton Chapel, Dumfries We meet outdoors and worship with the weather. Please dress accordingly! and bring a carry chair or anything else you need to make yourself comfortable. We will walk around the grounds of the estate, but save wilderness expeditions for special occasions. Physically, this gathering […]

#SensingSpirituality Creative Worship

Symbolist Art

Paint what you can to see what you can’t The word used to describe artists like Mucha takes its meaning from broken pottery! In Ancient Greece a treaty could be recorded using pottery. Each city state held a broken fragment of the whole. If you have ever tried to glue a mug back together you […]


Winter 24

After all the hustle and bustle of the Scottish festive season as currently experienced, there is a lull while the weather is still cold and the chill mists still cling. So here is a post from another blog that I thought might be relevant! A picture and a poem (and a reading as well if […]