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Pastoral Team

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George Bosworth

George manages the Southton Smallholding offering therapeutic work for adults with a learning disability. He is also the Bield Business Manager looking after the day-to-day running of the Bield contributing to some events.

He oversees large events such as the Men's Rites of Passage and has a broad experience in facilitating teamwork and groups

He is the first point of contact for anyone wishing to exhibit art work in the Barn Gallery.

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Kirrilee Reid

Kirrilee, as chaplain, oversees the pastoral, spiritual and worshipping life of the Bield community. She is an Episcopal priest and experienced retreat leader and liturgist. Kirrilee is a trained spiritual accompanier and a member of the Epiphany Group (Scottish Ignatian Spiritual Directors Network) and Spiritual Directors Across Europe.

Kirrilee feels called to hold space for people to explore and deepen their faith journey and relationship with God, through silence, the arts, contemplation, conversation, retreats and quiet days.

She is nourished by different peoples and cultures, connecting with nature and exploring what it means to live through the seasons. Kirrilee is also drawn to the wisdom and spirituality of the mothers and fathers of the desert.

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Valerie Allen

Valerie offers spiritual and retreat accompaniment, listening, pastoral supervision and group facilitation, including HerSpace. Her training embraced a variety of spiritual traditions and approaches, including Ignatian and Reformed. She is particularly interested in feminist spiritualities. Valerie draws upon a variety of creative media and Capacitar wellness practices, encouraging integration of body, mind and spirit. Journaling, photography and music are other interests. She is a member of the Iona Community.

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Liz Crichton

Liz is an artist, theologian and Voyager with the Community of Aidan and Hilda, a dispersed, ecumenical body drawing inspiration from the lives of the Celtic saints. Liz is excited by opportunities to create liminal spaces where, for a short time, perhaps the unimaginable becomes possible and the mysteries of God can be revealed through our own creative expression.

Trained in the Ignatian tradition, Liz offers spiritual accompaniment and a listening ear to our guests, one: one and group creative facilitation, and leads creative retreat days throughout the year whilst keeping the art room stocked with an array of inspirational materials and ideas.

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Louise Younger

Louise offers spiritual direction and retreat accompaniment to our guests. She has been trained in Ignatian spirituality and is involved with the Ignatian Centre in Glasgow, working as a retreat guide for individual retreats and silent retreats as well as facilitating courses on prayer. She is a member of the World Community for Christian Meditation. Sea swimming, yoga, music, and sewing are her passions.

Other members of the Team

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