Simon Parke  
Click here for Abbot Peter Click here for Simon's blog Click here for Simon's books Click here for Simon's consultancy Click here for Simon's retreats
author, speaker and consultant
Read Simon's newsletter Discover Simon's latest book
Photo of Simon Parke
Follow Simon on Twitter

The very caring river

Posted by Simon Parke, 20 Sep 2014

I was with some wonderful bankers in Amsterdam recently, thinking about self-awareness.

And its value can be hard to explain.

‘Why would I want to know about myself?’ they ask, for they’re all such busy bees.

So I wrote this story for them. It’s about our influence in the world, I suppose…

Read more, share and comment (1)

Traveller's Notes

Posted by Simon Parke, 17 Sep 2014

I must get on a plane today for a couple of days work in Amsterdam.

So with journeys in mind, here are some traveller’s notes for life’s journey…which may, or may not, involve planes:

Enjoy your work and the changing seasons…

Read more, share and comment (1)

Curtains, of course

Posted by Simon Parke, 16 Sep 2014

Review, by Fiona Hook, in full, Church Times, Friday September 12th.


A Director’s Cut (An Abbot Peter Mystery)

This is the third outing for Abbot Peter, once head of a desert monastery, now retired to the sleepy seaside town of Stormhaven - and his niece DI Tamsin Shah, ‘as ambitious as Stalin and much better looking.’

They are in the theatre, enjoying free tickets to something DI Shah would not have paid for - a grim two-hander involving a mother and daughter at war - when the curtain rises to reveal the theatre’s owner with her throat cut…

Read more, share and comment (0)

Cover of A Director's Cut

Set in the seaside town of Stormhaven, the third Abbot Peter mystery, A Director’s Cut, opens the curtain on a dark tale of murder and revenge in theatreland. Abbot Peter and his niece DI Tamsin Shah, are drawn like lambs to the slaughter into the grievance behind the greasepaint and a rage behind the stage.

Cover of One Minute Meditation

A book of short meditations for use wherever you find yourself: on the bus, at the doctors, in your bedroom or by the pool.

A contemplative few days based around Simon's book, The Beautiful Life, now republished as The Journey Home. The retreat features meditation, silence, community and teaching.

More retreats