The Team

Cameron Butland   Kath Dodd 1  
  Cameron Butland is presently the Bishop's Chaplain and the Diocesan Spiritual Adviser, having been in Cumbria since 2004.  Previously he was Chaplain of Rydal Hall and Parish Priest in Grasmere and Rydal.  He has an interest in Celtic spirituality.  Cameron regularly leads quiet days and runs courses on a variety of topics, including Christian Meditation, Prayer of the Heart and Personality and Prayer.   Since 1992, Kath Dodd has shared with her husband in the ministry of Hawkshead Hill Baptist Chapel, a ministry which revolves around the provision of hospitality and a quiet place for visitors.  She leads Away Days for Women and works as a spiritual director.  She loves walking in the fells, playing the piano, reading (the Bible, poetry and writings of spiritual writers), and wants to share with others how these things can help deepen our relationship with God.
Ruth Lee   Ali Betteridge
Ruth Lee has recently joined the team as coordinator for spiritual direction enquiries, and is excited at this new opening. This role mirrors some of the work she has been engaged in for Cruse Bereavement Care.
 She is active in her local church and community and helps with monthly services as a worship leader. One of her interests is in walking in nature and particularly in our beautiful Lake District. Close communion with God and nature is something she nurtures and wishes to share with others.
  Ali Betteridge has been a companion with the Northumbria Community since 2006 because she is attracted by their rule of vulnerability and availability.  She has committed to living a life of simplicity, silence, prayer and hospitality.  She trained as a spiritual director through the CESG and has completed the Ignation spiritual exercises.  She draws her inspiration from Celtic spirituality, finding God in the mundane and the ordinary, and in the contemplative lives of mystics such as Julian of Norwich, John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila.  She is a practising psychotherapist.
Godfrey Butland
Godfrey Butland has recently retired as an Anglican parish priest, after 40 years ‘vicaring’ in Liverpool Diocese, and 5 years as Team Rector of Cockermouth. He lives in Dalton-in-Furness with his wife, Lesley. He is a member of the Community of Aidan & Hilda, exploring the history and spirituality of the Celtic Church. He is a trained mentor and spiritual director, and delights to see others grow in their vocation as men and women of God. He enjoys reading (especially biography), walking and TV dramas; and continues to support Everton Football Club, as an exercise in hope    


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