A mini-festival of prayer, meditation, poetry, discussion, food, wine, music, silence, laughter and Communion
Fri 10th – Sat 11th January 2019
Christ Church, Southwark, London
καὶ τὸ φῶς ἐν τῇ σκοτίᾳ φαίνει, καὶ ἡ σκοτία αὐτὸ οὐ κατέλαβεν
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.John 1:5
In the depths of winter, come join with fellow nomads in the heart of London for an evening and morning of spiritual warmth and refreshment.
- 6:00pm Arrive to a warm welcome of steaming tea and hot chocolate
- 6:30pm Silent meditation (gently guided)
- 7:00pm Evening prayer (optional)
- 7:30pm Hearty dinner with good wine
- 8:30pm Video | Talk | Discussion: “Winter Landscapes“
- 10:00pm Sung compline by candlelight (optional, but highly recommended)
- 10:30pm Pub
- 7:30am Silent meditation (optional)
- 8:00am Morning prayer (optional)
- 8:30am Hearty breakfast (optional)
- 9:15am Talk | Discussion: “Winter Spirituality“
- 10:00am Space to read / reflect
- 10:30am Discussion: “The journey onwards”
- 12noon Eucharist / Holy Communion (optional)
- 1:00pm Lunch in a local pub and depart
- Afternoon (optional, weather permitting): walk along the South Bank.
What to expect / how it will work
- This is our first time. It is an experiment.
- Your presence is part of the experience for everyone
- We hope people will leave refreshed and inspired, albeit probably a bit sleepy!
- Our spirituality is Christian, but yours need not be. We use Christian prayers and liturgy designed to, we hope, be inclusive and meditative for all.
Location: Christ Church, Blackfriars Road, Southwark
Please let us know if you plan to attend so that we can plan
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Winter Solstice 2019
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