Friday 31 January, 7 – 8.30 pm: Earth Spirit Circle – Imbolc

Join our informal gathering to celebrate Imbolc, the Celtic fire festival of awakening, when we welcome the returning light and the first stirrings of Spring as green shoots and snowdrops push through the soil, encouraging us to light the fire of inspiration in our hearts.
This year’s celebration will include a ritual in the Druid tradition in honour of the Celtic goddess Brigid.
We will work with the energies of the season and celebrate with music, meditation, poetry and more.
Please feel free to bring poems, songs, stories, circle dances or other offerings to share with the group.
After the circle celebration we will share food.
Led by Laura Dobson.

Imbolc 2017
All welcome.

Tuesday 28 January, 7.30 – 9 pm: Introduction to shamanic journeying

Join shamanic practitioner Eve Cunningham for an introductory evening of shamanic journeying.
Shamanism is an ancient healing tradition. The word shaman originates from the Tungus tribe in Siberia. Anthropologists have used it to refer to the spiritual and ceremonial leaders among indigenous cultures worldwide. Shamanism is thus the universal spiritual wisdom inherent to all indigenous tribes.
Shamanic journeying is a way of communicating with the inner or spirit self and retrieving information. Shamanic journeying may be undertaken for personal healing, to meet spirit guides, or to receive guidance on a particular question.
The journeying method will be the beat of a drum, which allows the listener to reach a deep meditative state in order to travel to one of the inner planes of consciousness, which are known as the Upper, Middle, and Lower Worlds.
No previous experience of shamanic journeying is required.
All welcome.


Sunday 26 January, 10.30 – 11.30 am: Holocaust Memorial Day

‘Don’t be content in your life just to do no wrong, be prepared every day to try and do some good.’ Sir Nicholas Winton, who rescued 669 children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslavakia

Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 marks 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and 25 years since the genocide in Bosnia. Our gathering will explore this year’s theme: Stand Together.

Led by Laura Dobson.
All welcome.


Tuesday 21 January, 7.30 – 8.30 pm: Meditation and Mindfulness

In these turbulent times we often seek a means of coming to ourselves, of revealing the natural harmony between our body, thoughts, feelings, and spirit. In this meeting we shall try some simple methods of mindfully observing our inner world and returning to our innate wisdom, so that we can go back to the outer world and act for the good of all.
No previous experience of meditation required.
Led by Mike Rutter. All welcome.


Sunday 12 January, 10.30 – 11.30 am: Lamps for the soul

“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” (Psalm 119)
This image is lost to us in a modern world which spills light pollution. A trip to a deep underground cavern or remote landscapes where the light literally goes off recalls the reality of ancient nights full of fear and uncertainty and menacing threats, and the joy of meeting a light bearer. Similarly the images of green pastures and still waters in a hot desert land carried strong resonances unnoticed by us.
These thoughts will be explored in the service which reflects on happiness and success.
You would be very welcome.
Led by Tom Grimshaw.