Christian meditation

Christian Meditation Group


The Christian Meditation Group follows the teaching of Fr. John Main O.S.B who drew inspiration from the Desert Father John Cassian and the 14th century work "The Cloud of Unknowing". John Main recognised that Jesus is present within the human soul praying constantly to the Father through the Holy Spirit. We can make ourselves one with that prayer by clearing our minds of unnecessary distractions. In order to do this a prayer-phrase (mantra) is silently repeated.

The meeting begins with a short prayer followed by a recorded talk by Fr. Main or his successor Fr Laurence Freeman before entering the twenty/thirty minute period of silence and stillness. This period ends with a little music.

The group is part of the World Community for Contemplative Meditation, an ever-growing number of people who seek deep prayer in this tradition.

Meetings take place in the Hall  on Tuesday at 2.00 pm.