Opportunities to learn and grow

Living with the Mystics

A series of quarterly days focussing on a different mystic each time.

Saturday 21st September

'Daniel O'Leary'. See here for details.

Times for Stillness

A little inner space in our lives enables us to attend to the presence of God. But to maintain that personal quiet in an intensely busy and distracting modern world, requires constancy.

At St Nicolas' we have some weekly times of silence for meditation. These consist of half an hour's silence in a small group, usually:

Sunday 5 pm - Julian Meeting

Tuesday 12:30 pm - Christian Meditation

But please check the Weekly Leaflet.

Sessions on Tuesdays begin with an introduction from a particular source of wisdom about meditation, especially Father John Main. He was a Benedictine monk who recovered a particular form of silent meditation which involves the repetition of a mantra. This ancient teaching which still works so well in our modern times is now taught and encouraged by Father Laurence Freeman and the World Community for Christian Meditation. See their website.

There are slightly different ways within the Christian tradition to meditate, thought they are complementary. We all have to find to find the right way for ourselves. At St Nicolas' we have leaflets about John Main's teaching on Christian Meditation, a similar approach called Centering Prayer, and about contemplative prayer from the Julian Meeting network.


We are able to tailor each programme of preparation according to the needs and circumstances of the individual. Ideally it would start at the beginning of Advent so as to be learning from the Church year itself. So please talk to Father Andrew.


The Cell of Our Lady of Walsingham

Every year we have a parish pilgrimage to Walsingham.

Anglican Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham

 It is a holy place where Christís Mother is honoured, a bit like an English Lourdes. Back home the Cell continues to support the work of the Shrine in their daily prayers. We pray especially for Christian unity and for more people to love the Lord. We meet together a few times each year to pray through the whole rosary, stage by stage. All are welcome to join us at any of these times. The Cell secretary is Andrew Rustell.Our Walsingham Cell is a local group of the Society of the Holy House of Our Lady of Walsingham.

The Objects of this Society are:

       To honour Mary, the Mother of God and to deepen faith in the incarnation of Our Lord.

       To promote devotion to Our Lady and pilgrimage to Walsingham.

       To further, with the aid of Our Ladyís prayers, the conversion of the nations and the re-union of Christendom.

       To seek holiness of life through prayer, the scriptures and the sacraments.


Members of the Society are also asked to say the Angelus each day.

Spirituality Explored

Presentations in the Parish Centre every spring and autumn.  Practical encouragement to seek God in today's world.

See also our diocesan-based spirituality magazine: 'Focus'.

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