Author: Sarah Dunn

An extract from a project on the Isle of Wight to reintroduce White-tailed Eagles to the South. They look totally free. Project Officer Steve Egerton-Read describes how up to 60 white-tailed eagles are being returned to the southern England in the next 5 years to re-establish it as a breeding species. Please note that not…

The hymn ‘Do not be afraid’ has beautiful words written by Gerard Markland about trusting God that are very moving.  There are two versions to listen to here – St Andrews Cathedral choir and an upbeat Gospel Touch choir – both are equally current and uplifting, based on Isaiah 43 1-5: ‘Do not be afraid,…

Almighty God,by the prayer and discipline of Lentmay we enter into the mystery of Christ’s sufferings,and by following in his Waycome to share in his glory;through Jesus Christ our Lord.Amen.

This prayer of peace known as The Prayer of Saint Francis is beautifully inspiring. Through the reading from Jeremiah we hear of God’s sadness if we do not listen.  It is difficult to listen sometimes and the words of this hymn can help with travelling in the right direction and staying strong. BBC Radio 2…

This hauntingly beautiful painting of Jesus utterly alone in his experience and agonised,  depicts how many of us may be experiencing our own ‘wilderness’ at the moment….. reading Deuteronomy chapter 8 may focus meditation on ‘wilderness’. To read more about the painting hanging in the Guildhall Art Gallery, London, taken from the book, “Famous Paintings”…

The composer of African Sanctus, David Fanshawe, was fascinated by world music so, after completing his studies, he travelled up the Nile visiting Egypt, Sudan, Uganda and Kenya over a three-year period. He brought a small stereo tape recorder on his journey and would persuade local musicians to play for him so when he returned to the United Kingdom in 1972 he…

A friend shared with me the UK Blessing which had helped her immensely to prepare for a major operation and in her post operative care in the ICU. I think it’s such a beautiful and powerful song. At this unique and challenging time in the United Kingdom over 65 churches and movements, representing hundreds of others,…

The hymn ‘Do not be afraid’ has beautiful words written by Gerard Markland about trusting God that are very moving.  There are two versions to listen to here – St Andrews Cathedral choir and an upbeat Gospel Touch choir – both are equally current and uplifting…. based on Isaiah 43 1-5: ‘Do not be afraid,…

Last year the Cathedral hosted ‘Les Colombes’ the exhibit of paper doves by German artist Michael Pendry which was at Salisbury Cathedral in 2018 to spread a message of peace and hope. A message we can’t spread too often. https://coeuretart.com/introducing-michael-pendry/