Upcoming Events

Night Prayers

6 April 2017, 4/6/17 20:00– 4/6/17 21:00

All Saints Church, Buncton, Water Lane, BN44 3DX

Night Prayers

Once again we gather in the lighter evenings to pray, to engage, to listen, and be moved by the powerful love of God in the midst of a dysfunctional world.

Our prayers represent us, and as we gather we do so in the knowledge that we can only bring ourselves. We are the very essence of our prayers.

These night prayers teach us to listen and wait for the light of God illuminate our next step.

Start 8pm – Finish around 9pm
All Saints Church, Buncton, Water Lane BN44 3DX.

It promises to be a little damp, so bring a wellies, and a torch for when you leave.

I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.

John 8:12
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Celtic Easter

1 May 2016, 4/24/16 18:30– 4/24/16 20:30

Chanctonbury Ring car park, Chanctonbury Ring Road. Wiston. West Sussex.

Our annual Celtic Easter Gathering. Every year we honour the memory and unique contribution that the Celtic Monastic Church made to British Christianity by celebrating Easter on the day that the original British church would have done. You are all very welcome to join us for our outdoor celebration, Eucharist and prayer.

The Ceremonial Cross of the Society of Columba

This is the ceremonial cross used by the Society of St. Columba during their events and gatherings. It symbolises the presence of The Dove of the Church being in our midst.

We shall meet at Chanctonbury Ring car park (click here), Chanctonbury Ring Road, Wiston. West Sussex. at 18.30 and conclude at sundown at 20.30.

We all hope you can make it and look forward to seeing you at this wonder filled location.

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Society of St. Columba’s Founding Friends Evening

9 June 2016, 3/9/16 18:00– 3/9/16 21:30

All Saints Church Buncton, Water Lane, Wiston. West Sussex. BN44 3DX

The Ceremonial Cross of the Society of Columba

This is the ceremonial cross used by the Society of St. Columba during their events and gatherings. It symbolises the presence of The Dove of the Church being in our midst.

You are warmly invited to join us at All Saints Buncton on St. Columba’s day to discover more about the Society of St. Columba and their devotional work in founding a Monastic Church at Chanctonbury. During our time together we will explore some of the practice of the early Monastic Church, hear about the work and plans for Columba’s Barn Chanctonbury and finish the evening with Night Prayers and sunset.

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Voice in the Land

10 October 2016, 1/18/16 0:00– 1/18/16 0:00

Hamaatsa, Sante Fe. New Mexico, USA


Psalm 130.

Larry Littlebird - Pueblo Elder

Larry Littlebird – Pueblo Elder

The Voice in the Land is a bi-annual gathering with our friends Larry and Deborah Littlebird at their home Hamaatsa, in the high desert of New Mexico. Our 2016 gathering promises to build on our growing relationship in Christ. This five day retreat will allow us to gather in the solitude of the desert, listen to the Voice of God and continue to walk the narrow path together. The song of our ancient origin in the Creator calls us all to connect with the true source of all life. It is a song of hope, liberty, freedom and most of all the Divine love in Jesus Christ, a song from the heart of God calling His/Her children home. When we sing with creation all of heaven listens to our voice and our Father is happy to bless us.

With limited places available, we are already over subscribed, so it will be a first come first served basis. To register your place please email info@st-columba.com or fill out the form on this page.

Dates: 10 – 17 October 2016

Spaces: 12 spaces available.

Donation: Recommended donation to cover Littlebird’s hospitality is $400 USD per person. This includes pick up from Airport, food and accommodation for the week.

Practical advise: Accommodation will be under canvas (think glamping) so please come prepared for warm days, walking on the land, and cool desert nights.

Travel: Each person is responsible for booking their own flights. Albuquerque is the airport to arrive at.

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Listening to the Light – Greenland Docks, London.

9 September 2015, 8/13/15 10:00

Greenland Dock SE16 7SZ

Hosted by Simon Thomas one of the SSC’s Trustee’s, this two day retreat will take place on a 50 foot yacht. With time to pray, explore and listen to the God of all creation, this fitting location will give fresh perspective on how we encounter Christ in the City.

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Listening to the Light – Llanelli, Wales.

20 September 2015, 8/13/15 10:30– 8/13/15 13:00

Antioch Centre, Llanelli. Wales. SA15 2ND

The walk to Bury Holmes

The walk to Bury Holmes

Larry Littlebird will be speaking to our good friends at Antioch Church in Llanelli Wales. A wonderful opportunity to listen to the amazing journey God has taken Larry and Deborah on. Really look forward to seeing you all there.

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Listening to the Light – Llanelli & Bury Holmes, Wales.

19 September 2015, 8/13/15 10:00

Antioch Centre, Llanelli. Wales. SA15 2ND

The walk to Bury Holmes

The walk to Bury Holmes

Join us on this day retreat with Larry. Together we will discover another step in learning to listen together. A morning at Antioch Centre followed by an afternoon at Bury Holmes until sundown. Those who walk in the light will never know darkness.

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SPEAK Peace Festival

11 September 2015, 8/10/15 19:00– 8/10/15 22:00

On the outskirts of London: At the farm at the end of the Metropolitan Line.

Speak Logo

Greg Valerio and Larry Littlebird will be addressing the SPEAK student campaigning network on following The Normal Jesus. Talking justice, peace and holiness. It is the clarity of our lives that make the difference. The normal Jesus is all we need.

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Listening to the Light – Chichester

13 September 2015, 8/12/15 18:30

Christ Church, Chichester. PO19 1SS

Larry Littlebird

Larry Littlebird will speaking at Revelation Church evening meeting about encountering Christ and the art of listening. An evening of storytelling, listening and prayer. Entry is free, and an offering will be taken up as a gift for Larry and his work at Hamaatsa.

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Listening to the Light – Sheffield

16 September 2015, 8/10/15 10:00– 8/10/15 20:00

Sloughley Lane, Sheffield. S35 7DL

The Thorn Tree

A day with Larry Littlebird, set in stunning woodland. A chance to encounter God in Creation. Prayer, reflection, contemplation and learning to listen. An exercise in simply listening to the Divine.

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