Tess Ward is a hospice chaplain and writer of prayers and liturgies. She facilitates both traditional Christian services and more personal, spiritually focussed ceremonies. Her books include The Celtic Wheel of the Year and Alternative Pastoral Prayers.
I am enjoying preparing the retreat that I am leading with Matt Freer next week – Wednesday evening to Saturday lunchtime at Cuddesdon (scroll down 2 posts for details). We are hoping for a fire one evening, there will be a focussed solo time and I am at this moment, writing short earthy complines to be used in the wonderful chapel at Cuddesdon. Also loving looking through all the old favourites – Rilke, Rumi, David Whyte, John O’Donoghue and Mary Oliver and some less well known poets. We are hoping for the weather to hold as there will be much time outside and it is so beautiful at the moment. Matt is preparing other kinds of things for us to do. We have 12 people signed up which is a great number but if you wanted to be a latecomer, do be in touch with Cuddesdon and they can add your name. If any participants are reading this, see you next week.