The Guardians safeguard the spirit and ethos of the world-wide community and its dispersed members, and are its spiritual leaders. The current Guardians are Graham Booth who lives on Fetlar in the Shetland Islands, Penny Warren who lives in Devon, and Simon Reed who lives in London.
Each guardian also has a specific role
|Graham Booth||Penny Warren||Simon Reed|
Graham runs his own retreat centre on Fetlar, where he and his wife, Ruth, also offer spiritual direction and prayer. Visit his website at shetlandpilgrimage.com
Chair of Caim Council
The Ascension Vicarage
For general enquiries it is best to contact the Community office in the first instance and to book a retreat please contact the Open Gate, but all three Guardians are happy to be contacted whenever necessary or with specific enquiries.
Robert, Jutta and Kayleah
Contact: Kayleah, Jutta or Robert.
Kayleah, Jutta and Robert for the ministry and running of the Open Gate. Kayleah is the House Manager and is the most likely person to pick up the phone when you call, but it could also be Robert (Site Manager) or Jutta (Catering Manager).
All enquiries and bookings should be made using the details immediately below.
Postal address: The Open Gate, Marygate, Holy Island, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 2SD UK
Carol Few - Community Co-ordinator
Carol is responsible for most of the administrative work relating to the Community, handling membership applications, events, publicity, etc. She also supports Group Co-ordinators with resources and prayer, and visits Regional Groups, providing feedback to the Caim.
Postal address: 16, Well Square, Tweedmouth, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 2AL
Phone: 01289 305987
Mobile: 075 072 89505
For many years Ray was the Community's sole guardian, handling its development, exercising oversight and writing prolifically on a range of topics, often related to the Celtic Churches, but also exploring models of how Christian spirituality may better express itself in the future.
He is now officially retired from that role, but he is still writing books and traveling the world speaking on these topics!
Postal address: 7 Wallace Green, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland TD15 1EB
Email: Contact Ray's Personal Assistant, Brenda Grace, below
Contact: Pete Sharpe
Contact: Richard Adams
Richard took over as Explorer Guide in 2019. He has been a member of the Community for many years and has a long career of pastoral ministry behind him. He is the person that all prospective Explorers need to contact before making their application online.
David is an inspirational speaker and an author of several books relating to the Celtic churches and meditation. He often gives talks at the Voyagers Meetings or the Annual Gathering.
Postal address: 'The Waymark', 89, Roseberry Avenue, Hythe SO45 3GY
Geoff is in charge of the operational, legal and financial aspects of the Community. He is supported by a team of trustees who meet four times a year.
Postal address: Geoff & Joy Holt, The Cairn, 137 Newton Road, Sparkhill, Birmingham B11 4PU, UK
Phone: 0121 773 6063
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