Eden Wild Goose
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Eden Wild Goose (EWG)
is a newly forming group of people from the community
including the villages of
Aglionby, Scotby, Cumwhinton,
Cotehill, Wetheral, Great Corby,
Heads Nook, Corby Hill, Little Corby,
Warwick Bridge, Holme Eden and Warwick on Eden,
and an initiative of our local churches.
One wing will be about spirituality.
Including - Prayer- wherever you are.
The other will be around local 'interests and activities'
- The Eden Wild Goose Community Choir is just starting.
- A Wildlife group is being explored
- One Storytelling event has happened so far.
Thoughts written September 2019
I enjoy watching the flocks of wild geese the Solway Firth an on our local fields. When they graze on the ground, the collective term for a flock of geese is a ‘gaggle’. It is sometimes possible to imagine that they are planning a collective take off. They seem to talk about it for a while, as if discussing their intentions with each other until one starts the ascent. Scientists have examined this phenomenon. One study reported that this period of consultation lasts anywhere from nine to twenty-two minutes. Then they are up. They fly in the characteristic V shape, collectively known as a skein or a wedge. They are wild and free.
Often when a skein of geese comes in to land, those on the ground answer their calls as if to welcome them. The descending geese drop one wing then the other as they lose height and look for a spot to land and join the others. This twisting movement is known as ‘whifflng’.
A new community of people is beginning to gather in our locality. We wondered what could be an appropriate name? After a good amount of gaggling and whiffling the name Eden Wild Goose has been chosen.
Eden Wild Goose EWG is an initiative of the local churches through which we hope to explore and deepen life in all its fullness, mind, heart, body and soul. The wild goose, which was used by the ancient celtic church as a logo for the Holt Spirit, is a fitting logo for us as the geese convey such vibrancy and life.
We affirm that everyone is spiritual and EWG will help people to develop this part of themselves. We will provide resources for you to pray anyplace, anytime and anywhere.
There is so much to appreciate in life and it can be enriched by sharing it with others. The Eden Wild Goose Community Choir is an excellent example. The choir will be signing some great songs and we will meet to simply enjoy the moment. We are also considering a wildlife appreciation group. A first expression of this will be a reed clearing and family day next year on Thursday 20th February at a local wetland reserve (if interested please mark the date – more details to come).
There is plenty of gaggling and whiffling going on as we are exploring how Eden Wild Goose could enrich the life of our local community. You can contact me with any questions or to register an interest in EWG. My hope is that the Eden Wild Goose will be about life in all its fullness.
If you are interested in joining the prayer community, being on a mailing list or finding out more about our events and activities, please contact me,
The Rectory, Warwick Bridge
CA4 8RF 01228 561358