Welcome to Contemplative Outreach Bristol

We’re a brand new branch, starting October 2016 in response to the growing interest in Centering Prayer. We have formed to offer support for people practising Centering Prayer in the area and to assist with setting up new groups.

We have trained presenters who can give introductions to the method and background of Centering Prayer in Bristol and the surrounding areas.

We shall also be offering retreat and quiet days for those who may not be able to get to a regular group, and for those who would like to deepen their practice of Centering Prayer. So watch this space for more information, or better still, join our mailing list!

If you would like more information about Centering Prayer events in the area, or to be added to our mailing list, contact us on

Centering Prayer groups in the region

In Bristol:

At The Well at Elsie Briggs House, 38 Church Road, Westbury-on-Trym, BS9 3EQ. Weekly on Wednesdays 7.15 – 8.45 during term time. If you are new to Centering Prayer we have a short introduction to the prayer on the first Wednesday of each month. The other weeks we share a reading or short video to contemplate. Contact Jacqueline Evans at: or 0117 973 4136 for details.

In Yate:

Two groups meet at St Nicholas Family Centre, Chargrove, Yate BS37 4LG.
Both groups include Centering Prayer, a short video and discussion.
One group meets on the first Saturday of each month from 1.00 -2.30pm. The other meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 7.30 – 9.00pm
Contact Iain Macfarlane at: or 01454 322921 for details.

In Somerset:

At Ammerdown Park, Radstock, Somerset, BA3 5SW. On the fourth Monday of the month from 7.30 to 8.30pm.
See the Ammerdown website or contact 01761 433709 for details.

In Gloucestershire:

Two groups are meeting weekly in the Fitzhamon Room of the Parish Centre at Tewkesbury Abbey until July 17th.
One meets Tuesday afternoons from 3:00 - 4:00pm and the other on Wednesday evenings from 7:45 - 8:45pm.
Everyone is welcome. Contact Diane Clutterbuck by email or on 0776 385 2256 for further details.

In Worcestershire:

A group meets on the third Saturday of every month at 11:00am in St. Wulstan's parish room (the small building on the left side of the Church as you face it). The address is St Wulstan's RC Church, Wells Road, Little Malvern, Worcs., WR14 4JL.
Contacts: Ian Prior 07814449227 or email
Jane Little 07816383456