Liverpool and North West

Contemplative Outreach North West was established following a weekend visit to Liverpool by Cynthia Bourgeault in May 2019. The numbers of people attending a range of events over that weekend made clear the hunger for more teaching about and practice of contemplative approaches to prayer.

Since then a Centering Prayer group has been meeting at Liverpool Cathedral every week. We have also run a day on the Welcoming Practice, which is Centering Prayer’s companion piece for taking contemplative practice into daily life, as well as a 40-day online follow-up.

Contemplative Outreach North West aims to promote the practice of Centering Prayer and other contemplative prayer practices through Introductory Days, workshops, conferences, retreats and quiet days. We hope to build a strong community of encouragement to support each other’s practice and to learn together in a contemplative forum in which every participant, no matter how long they have practiced, is always at some level still a beginner.

We are keen to enable the development of Centering Prayer groups across the North West. So please get in touch if you would like any further information or would like to talk about running an Introductory Day in your area.

Regional coordinator: Rev. Mark Waters 07795 822193

Centering Prayer Meetings

Liverpool Cathedral

St James House, St James Road, Liverpool L1 7BY
Meets every Wednesday 6:00-7:15pm
Contact: Rev. Mark Waters 07795 822 193

All Saints with St Frideswydes, 54 Forefield Lane, Thornton, Liverpool L23 9TJ
Meets every fourth Sunday in the month at 6:30pm
Contact: Rev. Kath Rogers 0151 931 4676

Too Deep for Words

An Advent course on the transforming power of Lectio Divina.

Led by Rev. Mark Waters.
On Zoom, Thursday Evenings November 26th, and December 3rd, 10th and 17th, 2020. 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 part of a prayer life.

See the event page for details of how to book.