Sunday 24 February, 10.30 – 11.30 am: Mary Magdalene and the women disciples of Jesus

“Then Mary stood up, greeted them all, and said to her brethren, Do not weep and do not grieve nor be irresolute, for His grace will be entirely with you and will protect you. But rather, let us praise His greatness, for He has prepared us and made us into Men. When Mary said this, she turned their hearts to the Good, and they began to discuss the words of the Savior. Peter said to Mary, Sister we know that the Savior loved you more than the rest of woman. Tell us the words of the Savior which you remember which you know, but we do not, nor have we heard them. Mary answered and said, What is hidden from you I will proclaim to you. And she began to speak to them these words: I, she said, I saw the Lord in a vision and I said to Him, Lord I saw you today in a vision. He answered and said to me, Blessed are you that you did not waver at the sight of Me. For where the mind is there is the treasure.” The Gospel of Mary Magdalene

Join us as Ellada Titane leads us in an exploration of Mary Magdalene and the women disciples of Jesus. All welcome.

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Tuesday 18 February, 7.30 – 8.30 pm: Singing meditation

Join us for an uplifting evening of simple song chants from a variety of world traditions interspersed with periods of meditative silence. No experience of singing or meditation required. The acoustics in the space are simply wonderful. All welcome to join in or just to listen and soak up the relaxing atmosphere. Please feel free to bring simple song chants to share with the group. All welcome.

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Sunday 17 February, 10.30 – 11.30 am: All deeds and all reflection

“Is not religion all deeds and all reflection, and that which is neither deed nor reflection, but a wonder and a surprise ever springing in the soul, even while the hands hew the stone or tend the loom? Who can separate his faith from his actions, or his belief from his occupations?”
Khalil Gibran, The Prophet

Join us as Sheila Cass leads our explorations into the relationship between action and contemplation. All welcome.

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Tuesday 12 February, 7.30 – 8.30 pm: St Hildegard of Bingen – Five Elemental Journeys

“O Holy Spirit, you are the mighty way in which every thing that is in the heavens, on the earth, and under the earth, is penetrated with connectedness, penetrated with relatedness.”

“The Spirit of God is a life that bestows life, root of world-tree and wind in its boughs. Scrubbing out sin, she rubs oil into wounds. She is glistening life alluring all praise, all-awakening, all-resurrecting.”

Described by contemporary creation spirituality theologian Matthew Fox as “herald of the divine feminine, green prophet, church reformer” who “represents the big link between Christian spirituality and pre-patriarchial spiritualities,” Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) was abbess, artist, composer, counsellor, healer, herbalist, poet, preacher, theologian and visionary.

Join us to experience some of the many ways the grandmother of the Rhineland mystical movement speaks to us today.

Week 5 – Tuesday 12 February – Spirit: Hildegard the mystic – exploring her relationship with the Holy Spirit and asking how does she speak to your soul?

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Tuesday 5 February, 7.30 – 8.30 pm: St Hildegard of Bingen – Five Elemental Journeys

“Everywhere in creation there are mysterious healing forces, which no person can know unless they have been revealed by God.”

“Humanity, you understand so little of what is around you because you do not use what is within you.”

Described by contemporary creation spirituality theologian Matthew Fox as “herald of the divine feminine, green prophet, church reformer” who “represents the big link between Christian spirituality and pre-patriarchial spiritualities,” Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) was abbess, artist, composer, counsellor, healer, herbalist, poet, preacher, theologian and visionary.

Join us to experience some of the many ways the grandmother of the Rhineland mystical movement speaks to us today.

Our explorations will run over 5 sessions, but each session will be stand-alone so you are welcome to attend just as many as you can.

Week 4 – Tuesday 5 February
Earth: Hildegard the healer – exploring her holistic healing system

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