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Winter Solstice

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.

Friday evening

  • 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

Saturday morning

  • 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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