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Christian Meditation

Prayer is a central aspect of our life at St Augustine's. As a part of our life of Prayer we meet on the first and third Thursday of each month for Christian Meditation.

Meditation is a universal spiritual wisdom and a practice that we find at the core of all the great religious traditions, leading from the mind to the heart. It is a way of simplicity, silence and stillness. It can be practised by anyone from wherever you are on your life's journey. It is only necessary to be clear about the practice and then to begin – and keep on beginning.

We meditate in the tradition of the Benedictine Monk, John Main, who has had a major role in this contemporary renewal of the contemplative tradition. His teaching of this ancient tradition of prayer is rooted in the Gospels and the early Christian monastic tradition of the Desert.

The best way to learn to meditate is to meditate with others. You are welome to come and share the silence and peace with those of us who meditate and St Augustine's.

The Meditation Group is now in Abeyance until February 2017. 

The important aim in Christian Meditation is to allow God's mysterious and silent presence within us to become, more and more, not only a reality but the reality which gives meaning, shape and purpose to everything we do, everything we are.

John Main