“A simple definition might be a group of people, outside, connecting with nature and worshipping God – but I don’t think that quite captures the magic, so a bit more detail is needed. Forest Church isn’t just normal church happening outside; instead it attempts to participate with creation.
We aim to learn, worship, meditate, pray and practice with the trees, at the spring, along the shore. Participants come with an attitude of experimentation, playfulness and readiness to connect with nature. God is present in creation and can be understood through creation; you’re in the sermon, the readings come from the Second Book of God.
Forest Church is a fresh expression of church drawing on much older traditions when sacred places and practices were outside – but it is also drawing on contemporary research that highlights the benefits of spending time in wild places.
We have met once a month for over full year now. We have seen the leaves fall from the trees, grow and now rest on the ground again. We have started to become acquainted with the landscape of the Crichton estate and find favourite spots.
Please join us on the 3rd Sunday of the month. Our usual meeting point is outside the Crichton Memorial Church at 2pm. Dress for the weather! We adapt what we do to suit the people who gather and respond to the place we are meeting.
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