Beyond these walls. A book of poetry, talks and sermons by Stuart Elliott whilst in the parishes of Llanasa and Ffynnongroyw.
R.S. Thomas wrote in his poem ‘The empty Church’:
“They laid this stone trap for him… He will not come and more to our lure.’
Looking back over these various writings there is an undercurrent running through them which is a calling to go outside and to search for God in friend and stranger, in community and nature.
Stuart is inspired by going outside, by being in community and by exploring how the natural world can speak the Gospel message to us. Stuart is also a member of the Iona Community, whose claim that ‘prayer and politics’, ‘peace and justice’, ‘sacred and secular’ should not be separate drives his passion for a life made whole.
I contributed a chapter to this book which was written in connection with others exploring Forest Church.
Available from Mystic Christ Press,
(though I do have a limited supply – email for details)
Published by Wild Goose publications, this is a large volume of worship resources edited by Chris Polhill, a fellow member of the Iona Community. I contributed a number of pieces to the book.