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New Slow Book Group

Slow Book Group: ‘Writing the Icon of the Heart’ by Maggie Ross


A Slow Book Group, co-led by Clare Bryden and Revd Phil Wales, is being planned for the 3rd Thursdays between October 2021 and March 2022, for those who wish to read and reflect together on the writings of Maggie Ross and our relationship with God.

Writing the Icon of the Heart is a collection of twelve short essays that cast new light on ancient texts and long-established spiritual practices. It is a book that challenges as well as inspires, and takes us deep into what it truly means to worship, to love, to pray – and to be human, made in the image of God. Archbishop Rowan Williams describes it as “really transformative.” Maggie Ross is an Anglican solitary who divides her time between Oxford and the USA. She blogs at

On each of the six months we shall cover two essays. We shall devote our time together to reviewing what we have read, sharing insights, seeking answers to questions and reflecting on how the Spirit is calling us to deepen our faith and prayer.

Meetings will take place on Zoom at 7.30-8.30 pm. Places are limited. If you would like to sign up or have any questions about joining please email Revd Phil Wales, Assistant Curate.