Armchair Retreats

Seeking retreat in an anxious and frantic age is becoming popular — and understandably so! But while many of us yearn for respite from the pressures and distractions of modern life, it’s quite hard to know where to start.

Every fortnight we’re hosting, via Zoom, a time of quiet centring when we can learn to allow room in our heads for silence and peace. We have simple centring exercises to help us respond better to the events going on around us and the negative thoughts we often generate. This provides space to help make better decisions about our responses, and to deepen a contemplative and prayerful life. Making space for Jesus: Emmanuel, God with us.

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We often spend a few minutes ‘passing the peace’, where we bring to mind good and precious memories; spend some moments dwelling in them; and then, if we feel free to, sharing them with each other and our families.

This is suitable for all, whether you’re a Jesus follower or not, or whether you’re a mindful starter or not. If you just want some quiet space and an encouraging environment, why not give it a try?

Every fortnight on Wednesdays at 19:30, and includes time for relaxed conversation. Please see the Calendar for dates, or call 07891 319807 for more info.