Bromley and Bexley Archdeaconry

Entries on this page come from the churches concerned, and refer to regular services and events in those parishes. It is wise to check with the church concerned before you set off that they are still happening!

The Orpington Julian Meeting is a long established group, registered with The Julian Meetings.
We meet for contemplative prayer, inspired by Julian of Norwich. Some readings and a short piece of music lead into 20 minutes of silence, followed by another piece of music, one or two more brief readings and a closing prayer. Around half a dozen people usually attend. After the formal part of the meeting we enjoy a cup of tea and a chat. Julian Meetings are ecumenical. Ours draws in members of several Orpington churches.

We usually meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 2pm. 

The venue is someone's home in Orpington, but the dates and venues are subject to slight variation according to holidays etc.
New members are always welcome.

 If you are interested in joining us please contact Vanessa Dixon on or phone 01689 851767.

Ignatian spirituality group (Hayes)
2nd & 4th Thursdays in the month
8-9.30pm in Hayes (near Bromley)
The group uses reflections, journaling exercises and meditations to explore how our faith connects with our everyday life.
Each meeting includes some sharing time where each person can share their thoughts with the group (if they wish to).
The group is open to people from any church background (or none).
 For more details contact David (, 020 8249 7188).

At Christ Church Orpington we hold times of 'listening to God' on the First Tuesday of each month from 8 - 9 pm in our side chapel.
There is a short introduction then people can either sit of lie (pillows and duvets provided) for about 40mins with soft music, whilst listening for what God has to say or show to us.
We then spend 10-15mins sharing what God has shown.
The group size varies from 7-16 and more are very welcome.
No session in August.

St Mary's Church, Downe.
Christian Meditation Group
Christian Meditation, as taught by Fr John Main and Fr Lawrence Freeman of WCCM (World
Community for Christian Meditation). We meet at 10.30am on the first and third Thursdays of the month, at St Mary's Church, Downe.
For further details please contact
Hilary Knight at or 07703 491 388.
May 2015 St Justus Church
The Fairway, Rochester ME1 2LT
10.30 - 3pm Bring your own lunch, drinks will be provided.