Monday, 21 September 2015

October update from the London Centre for Spirituality

Holy Land Journal

'One is never far from the realities of history and the pain of people's thwarted lives as one seeks to be open to this Land made Holy by God.'
~ John-Francis Friendship

This September, the Centre organised a trip to the Holy Land for a group of pilgrims led by our very own John Francis-Friendship and Julie Dunstan.   From Narzerth to the Old City to Dead Sea, the pilgrims had a very full experience which you can read all about on John-Francis's blog post JOURNAL of a PILGRIM to the LAND CALLED HOLY

October Events

Praying with the Whole of our Being 
Friday, October 30th, 11 - 4pm  Cost £45
with Jenny Williams

This is an opportunity to connect with the original words that Jesus spoke and allow the sound of them to touch us body, mind, emotion and spirit. We will learn the first few lines of the Lord’s Prayer in Aramaic, slowly, one line at a time, and learn to chant them - gradually adding simple body movements that can be done seated or standing. There will be time for personal reflection, some silence and sharing.  Read more and book

Developing Direction: Your Gift is Your Presence
Friday October 2, 11 - 3:45pm
Cost £45

Kicking of the new Developing Direction Series is Julian Maddock.
Prayer and spiritual direction are not self-improvement programmes. They are practices of ever deepening presence – which is to say, life in God. To be present is the greatest gift we can offer to God and to those who come for spiritual direction. In this day we will explore and practice presence. Read more and book.

Open Soul Space Retreat Day
Saturday Nov 28th - 11 to 4pm
Cost £40 

with Annette Kaye & Julian Maddock
Give yourself the gift of a day to nourish your soul. There will be silence, stillness, personal and group meditation and contemplative prayer – and an opportunity to develop your spiritual practice with experienced guides and facilitators.
Bring a notebook and your own lunch Read more and book

Supervision Groups
There are still places on all our supervision groups. Please contact Catherine at for more information 

From our Friends....

Wanderings in the Cosmic Garden
Lisa Isherwood
Sunday 27 September, 1:45 - 3:45pm

Professor Lisa Isherwood will talk on Wanderings in the Cosmic Garden and the theology behind our planetary crises

This is a joint event organised by LivingSpirituality in conjunction with St James's Church Piccadilly. Please book in advance. Details:


Drop in Silence
Westminster Quaker Meeting House
Every Friday evening, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Every Friday evening, escape the stress of city living and join with others in shared silence in the heart of the West End. Drop in any time between 5:30 & 7pm; sit for as long as you want, leave whenever you like.  Read more here

And a reminder that giving to the Centre is effortless - and free - if you route your online shopping through easyfundraising. 

The Church of St Edmund, the home to the Spirituality Centre is open from Monday to Friday from 10.30am to 4.00pm offering a peaceful and contemplative resource.

There are quiet areas for reading and prayer; second hand books for sale; and refreshments.

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