Study and Spirituality

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Link to the Pray As You Go website.
“Pray as you go is a 15-minute daily prayer session, designed for use on portable MP3 players, to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly whilst travelling to and from work, study, etc. A new prayer session is produced every day of the working week and one session for the weekend.  It is not a ‘Thought for the Day’, a sermon or a bible-study, but rather a framework for your own prayer.”

St Mary’s church provides opportunities to take part in courses that focus on various aspects of the Christian faith and practice, and they are open to all.
The following are currently running or are about to start:

Holy Ground
From Sunday 18 June 2017 and then on every third Sunday of the month at 6pm, a creative and reflective way of exploring your spirituality.
One hour for you, and for God if you wish. Details.

The Fellowship Group
Following the recent Vision Day at St Mary’s we were able to identify a need for a group that would encourage people who were fairly new to Christian beliefs.
The result is ‘The Fellowship Group’. Details.

Patterns of Silent Prayer
A small group at the home of John and Janet Driver exploring the early Christian practice of Silent Prayer and its more recent revival. This is a 4-week introductory course in which we share some ways of stilling down and becoming silent so that we may be more able to open ourselves up to Christ through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 3:14-21).

The first group this year begins on Thursday 9 February but… as this is already full, please email Janet@janetdriver.co.uk if you are interested, and we will find dates for another group.

Lectio Divina
Meditative Bible reading with group participation and prayer. Details.

Bible Study (afternoon meeting)
This friendly group meets fortnightly. It is diverse in its understanding of faith and the members appreciate the opportunity to learn from one another as they read and discuss the Bible together and see its relevance to our lives. Details.

Bible Study group (evening meeting)
Are you keen to know more about Christianity or are you just hungry for more of God’s word? Then this BS group could be for you. Details.

Silent Retreat Day
This will be held on Saturday 18 November 2017 at St Mary’s church.
A day of Rest & Renewal through Silent Prayer
…Time to become more open to the presence of God…
For details please email janet@janetdriver.co.uk
(Bookings before the end of October please)