Main Contacts

Community Guardians

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 Booth

Poatal Address:

The Glebe
Shetland Islands

Phone: 01957-733380

Members’ Guardian

Email Penny Warren

Postal Address:

The Rectory
EX21 5RU 

Phone: 01409-281424

Chair of Caim Council

Simon Reed

Postal Address:

The Ascension Vicarage
Beaufort Road
W5 3EB

Phone: 020-8566-9920

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.


For Open Gate Bookings

Contact: Kayleah, Jutta or Robert.

Kayleah, Jutta and Robert for the ministry and running of the Open Gate.

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

Phone: 01289-389222

Community Office

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

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Founding Guardian

Ray Simpson

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

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Explorer Guide

David Cole

David is an inspirational speaker and an author of several books relating to the Celtic churches and meditation. He provides a retreat for Explorers most years and often gives a talk at the Voyagers Meetings or the Annual Gathering.

Postal address: 'The Waymark', 89, Roseberry Avenue, Hythe SO45 3GY

Phone: 07702054198


Chair of Trustees

Geoff Holt

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


Paul Swinhoe

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