On 16th May 1985 John Skinner went to the then Bishop of Durham; David Jenkins
and asked him to support and locate Secular/New Monasticism in the Church.
Above is one of the papers John scribbled on to illustrate some points he wanted to make to the Bishop.
Its heading reads: Heart Cry: Towards a secular monasticism.
There was another, which showed secular/new monasticism was in
the liminal state between modernity/post modernity and the coming new age.
This thought was repeated recently on this link:
The Bishop said Secular Monasticism was best located in the ‘Desert’ rather than the church if it was to really grow.