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    • Bev Wilson on 12th April 2023 at 8:13 pm
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    Hello. I think I am correct in addressing you as Robert?

    Thank you for leading us on our Lenten journey in what was indeed a labour of love. I have appreciated your work in putting together these wonderful days of readings & prayers – and your long task of reading them all. I know this kind of work is draining and depleting. Thank you again, for your sacrifice of service to God and others – to us!

    I was wondering if there a written record of the daily readings? The ancient prayers are so beautiful. If not – I’ll just listen again.

    Praying for you that you will be refreshed in these coming days with the hope & joy of the Ressurection of our Lord.


    1. Hello Bev,

      For some reason I was never notified of your comment, and so missed your kind words from over a year ago. Thank you so much for them, and I’m glad you found the series helpful. You’re right, it was a lot of work, but if one or two have encountered a deeper relationship with our Lord through them, then it has been worth while.

      I have a record of which prayers and readings I used for each session, but they are drawn from multiple sources and not written down in any one place. I used a few sources for the ancient prayers, the most important of which was one called ‘Christ The Golden Blossom’ by Douglas Dales, published by Canterbury Press in 2001. Another was ‘God of Our Fathers: Prayers of the British Isles’ by Frank Colquhoun, published by Hodder & Stoughton in 1990. David Adam’s ‘Tides and Seasons’ and ‘The Edge of Glory’ both provided much of the more modern ‘Celtic’ prayers. There were several other sources, including ones I have come across and written down during the course of my ministry whose source I con no longer remember!

      Anyway I hope these may still prove useful, even if rather late in the day.


  1. Thank you so much for this series of prayers and meditations. I just wanted you to know that the time and effort you have put in to make this available for people is very much appreciated. I have listened every day throughout Lent and it has been a huge blessing. God continues to work miracles through people like you who listen to His calling and act.
    God bless!

    1. Hello Nikki,

      Thank you for the encouragement. Really glad to hear you found them helpful.

      You clearly also have a wonderful gift of creativity and an imagination that sees the hidden delight in the world around us ( I especially like your fairy houses! Like good poetry, opening the imagination that dwells in all of us helps the spirit to open its wings to the wind of God. Your work reminds me of the words of St Francis – preach the Gospel always, and sometimes even use words.


      1. Hi Robert,
        I’m so sorry I completely missed your kind message. I was thrilled to see that you looked at my crafts! Your words, and those of St. Francis, came as a huge blessing at just the right time – just the encouragement I needed to continue when I felt like giving up.
        God’s timing is perfect!
        Many thanks,

    • A HT on 8th April 2023 at 8:05 am
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    Thank you Rob. I have looked forward to and enjoyed the daily posts.

    1. Thank you, Ann. Have a wonderful Easter.

    • A HT on 30th March 2023 at 10:11 am
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    Really look forward to daily readings.

    • Lyn Farrell on 5th March 2023 at 7:37 pm
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    Good day all, I am so blessed by this series. Very insightful and enlightening.
    Thank you, Lyn Farrell, Cape Town, South Africa

    1. Hello Lyn,

      Good to hear from you. Thank you for sharing. Hope God continues to bless you in your daily walk with him.


    • Patricia on 3rd March 2023 at 4:43 pm
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    Enjoying this Lenten journey with you all. I am in Oklahoma USA & listen to podcast daily on Spotify. May we pray for one another during this time of great introspection and repentance. I covet your prayers.

    1. Hello Patricia,

      Thanks for the introduction. Really glad to hear you find the prayer times helpful. Will certainly hold you in my prayers.


    • Alison Cassidy on 3rd March 2023 at 10:53 am
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    I am really enjoying sharing Morning Prayer. The format and content are both really accessible and inspiring. Thank you

    1. Hello Alison,
      Lovely to hear from you. Glad you are finding them helpful. Whereabouts in the world are you?

  2. Hi,
    I love your St. Cuthbert podcasts and look forward to your Lenten Prayers but do I have to sign up to Apple or Spotify to listen to them?

    1. Hello Margaret,

      You shouldn’t need to sign up to Spotify or Apple to listen to them.

      Many of them will have the same content as the series you have already heard, but generally recorded with much better sound quality. I have, however, re-done a number of them as they are now date specific. For example, the feast days for St David, St Patrick and St Cuthbert all fall within Lent. The original series also did not include the beginning of Luke’s Gospel.

      Hope that helps.


  3. Thank you. Appreciated the format, information and worship.

    1. Thank you. Glad you found it helpful. I hope it continues to be.

        • Bev Wilson on 22nd February 2023 at 11:55 pm
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        I’m sure it will be! God bless you.
        I see on your side bar – A Rocha UK – we live
        in Vancouver, Canada and are connected to
        A Rocha. We have worked with the founders
        – Peter and Miranda Harris,
        and are/were good friend with both before
        Miranda’s devastating death. Your mention
        of A Rocha – makes me feel a little more connected
        to Bewcastle. 🙂

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