Sacrista Prebend Retreat House

Retreats and conferences in Southwell, Nottinghamshire

Prayer and Meditation

Stilling Prayer

This traditionally has been a group which gathers on Mondays in term time, at 7.30pm. Some then stay on for refreshments. We are led into our half-hour of silent prayer with a brief, personal reflection. This draws on Christian writing and thought, whether it be from the Bible, spiritual classics, or contemporary writers and personal thought. The time of silence – which lasts for 30 minutes – is brought to an end with prayer at around 8.10 pm. All are welcome, whether you are exploring this ancient way of Christian prayer for the first time, or it’s been your way of prayer for years.

With lockdown, Stilling Prayer moved on line and the membership has grown significantly. We receive an email with the reflection to guide our d time of quiet. By praying whenever possible at the same time of  7.30pm on a Monday, we are praying in our own homes yet with a sense of coming together to pray; just in virtual space.

All are welcome, whether you are exploring this ancient way of Christian prayer for the first time, or it’s been your way of prayer for years. Plead contact Stephen Ibbotson on 07972 083369 or send an email to Stephen at ibbotson51@gmail.com if you would like to join this online group.

Samples of previous reflections can be seen below.

Stilling Prayer

Reflection for Stilling Prayer, 11 October 2021
Reflection for Stilling Prayer, 4 October 2021

Silence and Meditation

This group gathers on Thursdays in term time, at 12.30pm. We begin with a short introduction and move into silence at 1.00pm, concluding with ten minutes of intercessory prayer. All are welcome and those who wish to can bring lunch and stay for fellowship. Some prefer to continue to join the group remotely and they receive an email with the introduction.
For more information and to join, please contact Elizabeth Yule, 01636 815311, or elizyule22@gmail.com

Open Monday to Friday 9am to 4:30pm. Weekends only when there are booked events

Sacrista Prebend Retreat House, 4 Westgate, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0JH
01636 816833 | retreathouse@southwellminster.org.uk

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