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November 2020

Too Deep for Words

November 26, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

An Advent course on the transforming power of Lectio Divina. Led by Rev. Mark Waters. To be held on Zoom every Thursday evening from 26th November to 17th December, 7:30 - 9:00pm. The course aims to provide a powerful way of preparing for Christmas through the season of Advent. It will explore the theory behind Lectio Divina as well as providing times of practice and discussion. It will also look at how the practice might become an effective and regular…

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January 2021

Introduction to Centering Prayer Online

January 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Led by Rev. Mel King (CO Yorkshire and Northeast). This Introductory Workshop will be held on Zoom over two consecutive Saturday mornings: Day 1: 9th January, 2021, 10:00am - 1:00pm Day 2: 16th January, 2021, 10:00am - 1:00pm Booking until 6th January, 2021 on Eventbrite. The fee covers both days.

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February 2021

That We May Be One

February 14 @ 6:00 pm - February 21 @ 10:00 am

8-day Intensive Centering Prayer Retreat led by Jill Benet. Intensive Retreats provide an opportunity for participants to immerse themselves fully in the practice of Centering Prayer as taught by Contemplative Outreach, often proving to be a watershed in their practice. There will be up to three hours of Centering Prayer each day and time outside meetings is held in silence, with time for personal reflection, contemplative liturgy and Lectio Divina. We will draw on material from Thomas Keating’s last teaching…

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Evening Prayer Online in Lent 2021

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

with Contemplative Outreach Yorkshire and North-East. Centering Prayer & Visio- or Lectio Divina, Chant, Psalm and Intercessory Prayer. Five Thursdays, 7.00pm - 8.00pm from February 25th; March 4, 11, 18, 25 - 2021. All Welcome. To receive a weekly Zoom link please send an email to Rev. Mel King. This series is offered free as an intercession for the world. We ask that you might consider making a donation to a charity of your choice.

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March 2021

United in Prayer Day 2021

March 4 @ 3:00 am - March 5 @ 7:00 am

The annual United in Prayer retreat day will be held on Saturday, 6 March. This year there will be a GLOBAL rolling programme in the Zoom prayer chapel. A different Centering prayer community will lead every hour, each starting with a period of Centering Prayer. You will be able to join with prayer groups from around the world. The programme begins in the Philipines at 3:00am GMT. CO London will be hosting from 10:00 - 11:00am GMT. You can find…

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Online Introduction to Lectio Divina

March 13 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Led by Rev. Mel King This course runs at the same time on two consecutive Saturday mornings, March 13th and 20th. The cost is for both mornings. Each morning will explore the method and dynamics of Lectio Divina through the four “moments” - lectio, meditatio, conversatio, and contemplatio. There will be a time of practice as well as an opportunity for feedback and questions. We will look at the relationship between Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer, and also how the…

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Anointing at Bethany Ceremony

March 31 @ 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm

The Centering Prayer Group at The Convent of Mercy, SE1, invites you to participate in this beautiful, quite feminine liturgy which originated in the mixed monastic community of Communaute de L’Agneau in France and was adapted for non-monastic use by contemporary mystic Cynthia Bourgeault. All are welcome Further details can be found at Anointing at Bethany Ceremony. Zoom Connection Details Zoom link. Meeting ID: 643 155 9892 Passcode: PRAYER

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April 2021

Easter Sunrise Prayer

April 4 @ 7:00 am - 7:50 am

Hosted by Contemplative Outreach Yorkshire & North-East. With 20-min centering prayer, Gospel reading, visio divina and prayers. All are welcome. To take part, please email Mel King by Thursday 1st April latest.

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Embodying Centering Prayer

April 12 @ 6:00 pm - April 16 @ 4:00 pm
The House of Prayer,
35 Seymour Road
East Molesey, KT8 0PB United Kingdom
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Led by Jill Benet The Christian experience of awakening and of unity consciousness is a true Oneness that involves the full participation of our humanity, body, soul and spirit. While Centering Prayer may be our core daily practice, when we bring alongside the practice of Lectio Divina and the Welcome Prayer, we see that it is a way of life that brings us fully into contact with ourselves, the world around us and the divine source that unites all. Suitable…

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October 2021

Journey into Silence

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Liverpool Cathedral Lady Chapel,
St James' Mount
Liverpool, L1 7AZ United Kingdom
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An exploration of the practice of silent prayer through an introduction to Centering Prayer. Led by Revd Mark Waters. St John of the Cross said, “the only language God hears is the silent language of love.” This language of love has down the centuries been spoken and practiced by the Christian mystics, and kept alive in the monastic tradition. But in recent years it has been re-discovered for our day. It is a language which when faithfully practiced helps grow…

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