Christian Meditation Group

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A Christian Meditation Group meets at Our Lady’s in the St Elizabeth’s Chapel (upstairs in the presbytery) each Wednesday morning at 10.20am and Thursday evening at 8pm.

This ancient form of Christian prayer, rooted in the gospel and in the letters of St Paul, was taught by St John Cassian and the 4th century Desert Fathers, and is found in the 14th century spiritual classic, The Cloud of Unknowing. A Benedictine monk, Fr John Main OSB (1926-1982), has rediscovered this ancient prayer tradition for contemporary men and women. Today there are several thousand Christian Meditation groups around the world.

Meditation, also known as contemplative prayer, seeks God in the silence and stillness beyond word and thought.

Our meetings last approximately 45-50 minutes and include quiet music, a short recorded talk on meditation by John Main, Laurence Freeman, or other teachers in the Community, and 20-25 minutes of silent meditation.

Newcomers are most welcome to join us. If you’d like to know more, please contact Sherri Medcalf by email or on 01773 823 567. You can also visit the Community’s website, www.wccm.org, for further information and resources.