The Rebirthing of God: Reconnecting with the Earth

This evening lecture  by The Revd. Dr John Philip Newell, will take place on Monday, 5th October 2015 at 8pm  in the Music Room of Christ Church Cathedral. The cost is €5.

John Philip Newell, the celebrated author of Listening for the Heartbeat of God: A Celtic Spirituality, is one of the most prominent Christian teachers of spirituality in the Western world. Formerly Warden of Iona Abbey in the Western Isles of Scotland, he now divides his time between Edinburgh, where he does most of his writing, and travelling and teaching internationally. His most recent visionary title is The Rebirthing of God: Christianity’s Struggle for New Beginnings. (

In a quote from Dr Newell he states:

“We are in the midst of transition. Much of Western Christianity, as we have known it, is in a state of collapse. Something new is trying to be born. One of the features of this new birthing is a growing awareness of the sacredness of the earth.”

The renowned Scottish Celtic teacher, John Philip Newell, outlines his vision of what that will look in ‘The Rebirthing of God: Reconnecting with the Earth’.

You are very welcome to join us for what promises to be both an informative and enlightening evening.

If you would like to attend the lecture please contact me, the dean of the cathedral, the Very Revd Dermot Dunne at:

This lecture is one of three lectures by Dr Newell which will happen in the autumn of 2015 and spring of 2016.