We meet for an hour on the first and third Tuesday in each month. Each year we adopt a new ‘theme’ which gives shape and focus to each of our meetings.
We start each meeting with an introduction to the evening, which normally includes readings, leading to a short period of silence (typically 10 minutes). Further readings, prayers and poems then lead to further reflection and meditation, and our main period of silence (typically 20 minutes) which provides an opportunity to sink into a deeper place with a suspension of the ego and active thinking, called contemplation. This period of silence is followed by a conclusion, and a short discussion.
We normally meet at 4 Canon Lane, Chichester, but are currently meeting on Zoom, gathering from 7:15 pm for a 7:30 pm start, and finishing by 8:30pm. For a link, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For 2021, our theme is: The Celtic Church of the first millennium
Pentecost and St Bede
Trinity and St Eadfrith, and the Lindisfarne Gospels
St Columba and the Summer Solstice
Pilgrimage: the Celtic Pellegrini
St John Cassian and the Celtic Church
Intimacy with God: St Aiden and Lindisfarne
The value of soul friendship
The seven sacraments and the Celtic Church
Blessings for land and life: St Ninian