Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Rochester Diocese Spirituality Network Events

Training day on how to lead a quiet day
Led by Rev Susanne Carlsson and Sr Diane Reynolds
16 Feb 2016
St Justus Church, The Fairway, Rochester ME1 2LT
10.00 - 4pm
Bring your own lunch, drinks will be provided.

On going training for spiritual directors 
Loss, Lamentations and Laughter
This   day   will   explore   the   theme   of  loss   through   scripture,   poetry,
psychology, the contemplative tradition, and reflective exercises.
Led  by Julie  Dunstan , Director  of  Encounter,  The  London  Course  in
Spiritual Direction.
5 Mar 2016 St Justus Church ,
The Fairway, Rochester ME1 2LT
10.30 - 3pm
Bring  your own lunch, drinks will be provided.
Network day

Franciscan Spirituality
Led by Paula Pearce
21 May 2015
St Justus Church , The Fairway, Rochester ME1 2LT
10.30 - 3pm
Bring your own lunch, drinks will be provided.

Rochester Diocesan Spirituality network newsletter

The first of the new Rochester Diocesan Spirituality network newsletters is here to download. It has news of lots of upcoming events in the area and news of the development of the community house in Chatham which will be a great resource for quiet days and retreats.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Friday, 2 October 2015

Autumn events from the London Centre for Spirituality

Early Christian Spirituality

Book now for Early Bird Discount - Exploring Christian Spirituality

We've extended the deadline for the Early Bird Discount to Friday October 9th!   
All bookings made by 5pm on the 9th October will receive £50 off the normal cost of £350 for this 19 week course.

Course Details:
Led by Antonia Lynn and John-Francis Friendship
Starts November 23rd  2015, 19 sessions over two terms
Monday afternoons 2 - 4.45pm  Three Modules over two terms (19 sessions).

The Course is open to people of all traditions, those of other faith groups, and any who are interested in exploring the theme of Christian Spirituality.

This Course is intended to be experiential rather than academic – to complement personal journeys in spiritual development – and some may find the pace gentler than in other Courses. Read more and book 


Open Prayer Sessions

We continue to run Open Prayer Sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday lunchtimes, 1 - 1:20pm.  If you are able to join us it would be lovely to have you here but if not, we'd love it if you would  consider joining us in prayer wherever you may be at that time so as a community we actually join together for prayer

Singing at the Centre!

Lombard Street Sings!
Every Wednesday Lunchtime
Starting on Wednesday 14th October
12:30 - 1:00pm followed by tea & coffee (and your lunch if you'd like to bring it)

Many of the staff working here at the Centre are keen amateur singers and have decided to start an informal singing group - open to all! No need to read music.  Group members will teach each other simple songs from a varied reportorie including pop, world/folk music and simple classical music. For more information, email Beth at but feel free to drop in!

Coming Up...

We have a number of other workshops & upcoming events coming up soon including:

Open Soul Space - October 12th, 5:45 - 7:30pm

Praying with the Whole of Our Being - October 31st, 11 - 4pm.

Developing Direction: Noticing the Unnoticed - November 6th, 11 - 4pm

Spiritual Direction Network Day - November 21st, 11 - 3pm

Open Space Retreat Day - November 28th, 10 - 5pm

Click on the title of the event to read more and book.

Autumn reflection from Godventure

A great blog - Godventure - with lots of ideas for reflection on your own or with children.

I particularly liked these autumn suggestions.


 The trees are on fire!

trees on fireI don’t know about you, but near us there are lots of trees on fire! Not literally, but Autumn seems to brought out a huge flash of bright red and orange in some trees, leaving the rest of the leaves green. It’s like some giant paint brush has splodged them or like they’re on fire.
I love Autumn, and I often play Top Tree Praise and pray with conkers but this year the trees ‘on fire’ reminded me of Moses and the burning bush: ..... (Read on at Godventure)