We support Centering Prayer groups and individuals in Yorkshire and the North East of England. Introductory workshops for Centering Prayer, Lectio Divina and the Welcome Prayer Practice are offered and also Quiet Days and Retreats. When such an event is scheduled it will appear in the events listing on this website.
Alternatively, you can arrange for us to to come and talk to your particular community at any time. To do so contact regional coordinator Rev. Mel King by email.
We look forward to hearing from you!
COVID-19. Meetings on Zoom
During these times of Covid-19, Zoom has provided some local groups with a regular meeting, and also some opportunities for learning and development.
Introductory Days and Post-Introductory weekly series are also currently running on Zoom.
About Introductory Days
An Introductory Day will give a foundation in the practice and the conceptual background of Centering Prayer to support you as you begin.
If you feel drawn to continue or to participate in regular practice with a group we offer an optional Follow up Series of 6-8 sessions. These 100-minute gatherings provide an opportunity to be together in silence, to experience Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina, and to watch and discuss a short video talk or other material.
Advent Compline, Thursday Evenings
November 26th, and December 3rd, 10th and 17th, 2020. 7:00 - 8:00pm
Compline with Centering Prayer and Visio Divina
A guided meditation to enter silent gazing with four images of the Annunciation. Visio Divina is an ancient form of Christian prayer in which we allow our hearts and imaginations to enter into a sacred image to see what God might have to say to us.
To be held on Zoom. Please email for connection details by Monday, 23rd November at the latest.
Centering Prayer Meetings
Hambleton Group: Northallerton, Thirsk and Sowerby
Meets weekly on Wednesdays, 4:00pm - 4:45pm.
Contact: Enid Sedgwick, email.
St Bede’s Pastoral Centre, York YO24 1AQ
Centering Prayer Open - now on Zoom
Contact: Rev. Mel King by email.
St. Mark's Church, Leeds Road, Harrogate HG2 8AY
A regular Centering Prayer group meets monthly on a Saturday morning. For dates and information please contact us by email. We are currently meeting on Zoom. Please get in touch if you are interested in joining us: email.
St. Antony's Priory, Durham DH1 1QT
Christian Spirituality Centre and Community
Director: Rev. Dr. Nicholas Buxton
Contact: 0191 384 3747