Welcome to Contemplative Outreach Bristol

We have a group here in Bristol which meets weekly for Centering Prayer on Thursday evenings. We also offer support for people practising Centering Prayer in the area and assist with setting up new groups.

We have several trained presenters who offer introductions to the method and background of the practice in Bristol and surrounding areas (including the Southwest, Wiltshire, Wales, Gloucestershire, and Worcestershire).
We also offer retreat days for those who would like to deepen their practice of Centering Prayer.

Currently, during the Covid crisis, we are running our group on Thursday evenings on Zoom, from 7.15 until 8.45. All are very welcome, especially those who normally wouldn’t be able to get to a group in person. If you’d like an introduction to Centering Prayer, or need help with how to join us on Zoom during these times, we can offer these by phone.

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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.