Be Still The Chichester Contemplative Prayer Group

Be Still ... Exploring silent prayer in the Christian tradition

Saturday 16th March 2019 St John of the Cross

Dr Roy Norton, lecturer at Oxford University, specialising in the literature and religious culture of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spain.

This study day looked at the life and spirituality of the Spanish mystic, St John of the Cross including St John’s teaching on prayer, the stages along the path to what he calls “perfection”;  St John’s wonderful poems, through which he attempted to express the ineffable – his experience of God;  and St John’s life, including his relationship with St Teresa of Avila.

Saturday 11th May 2019 Spirituality and Music

Rev. Tim Schofield Canon Precentor of Chichester Cathedral spoke about music and praise, music and healing, music and heaven.


Saturday 23rd November 2019 Mindful Reading of the Bible – Benedictine Prayer in Today’s World led by Fr. Brian Murphy, Parish Priest and former monk