Study and Spirituality

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:

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.

Holy Ground (This is currently in abeyance)
EVERY THIRD SUNDAY OF THE MONTH (except December) at 6 pm St Mary’s runs an hour of creative worship. Each session has a particular theme and is prepared by members of our Holy Ground team. In an informal atmosphere people are invited to reflect on their personal spirituality, their relationship with others, their search for God and openness to God’s presence. Each Holy Ground evening is different and includes a creative activity that helps us to discover and to reflect. The session ends with prayer or a moment of silence. There is coffee, tea and nibbles at 7pm for those who like to stay a bit longer. Holy Ground is open for everyone to give it a try.

Silent Retreat Day
Silent Retreat days are held on average twice a year at St Mary’s.
Everyone is welcome to book a place – no previous experience necessary.

Give yourself permission to take a day off from emails, telephone, news, noise and clatter.
Or just commit to the morning… you never know, you might be surprised and end up staying for the afternoon as well!

The date of the next Silent Retreat day will be posted here when known.
Please email to book a place. All Welcome.