Free introduction to Christian Meditation
Meditation can be incorporated into one’s daily life for its health benefits of reducing stress and producing a sense of well-being. It is also a spiritual practice found in all religious traditions.
If you’re interested in finding out more then we warmly invite you to this free, six part series. We’ll meet at Bolton Quaker Meeting House, 50, Silverwell Street, Bolton, BL1 1PP.
- Monday evenings 7.30pm to approx. 8.45pm. From September 3rd to October 8th
- Thursday afternoons 2.00pm to approx. 3.00pm. From September 6th to October 11th
In Christian Meditation, the Christian contemplative prayer, the ‘Prayer of the Heart’, helps us to become mindful of ourselves. We enter into the discovery of living in the present moment, through stillness, silence and simplicity. We experience the joy in just resting, being in the presence of God.
The peace that this brings us allows the light of Christ to shine within us and through us.
Who to contact:
- For Monday: David McKenna on 07442 534 860 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- For Thursday: Julie on 01204 705 373 or Joanne on 07776 426 911, email@example.com
Christian Monastic Contemplative Practices – 15th September
All are welcome to a day which introduces the Christian Monastic Contemplative Practices of the World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM). This will be led by Benedictines of the WCCM, Lancashire ‘Cell’.
So please come along to St John with St Mark Church Hall, Parkinson Street, Bury, BL9 6NY on Saturday 15th September. We’ll be open from 10.30am ready for an 11am start. We aim to finish at approx. 3.30pm.
The day will include the ‘Wheel of Prayer’, Lectio Divina, the Divine Office and the Rule of St Benedict. Plus of course time for meditation. We may also get arty and look at the Benedictine tradition of replicating icons.
Refreshments are provided but please bring your own lunch. There is a suggested donation of £7 per person to cover costs, payable on the day.
Booking is required so please contact Angela Gregson: 07706 083 942 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
[For more on our regular prayer and Bible Study groups at St John with St Mark please follow this link]