In honour of Manchester Pride weekend, join us for a bring and share service celebrating Love.
Please feel free to bring readings, songs, prayers, poems, or other offerings to share with the group.
Co-ordinated by Laura Dobson. All welcome.
A candle-lit gathering of songs, silence, prayer and readings, featuring beautiful chants inspired by the mystical contemplative tradition.
No previous singing experience required. The acoustics in the space are simply wonderful. All welcome to join in or just to listen and soak up the relaxing atmosphere.
To deepen into silence in the company of others can be a very powerful experience. Give yourself permission to pause – calm your mind, body and spirit, recuperate and boost your vitality, explore deep inner work and develop self awareness.
Led by Grainne Gordon. No meditation experience necessary. All welcome.
“I am the one whose praise echoes on high.
I adorn all the earth.
I am the breeze that nurtures all things green.
I encourage blossoms to flourish with ripening fruits.
I am led by the spirit to feed the purest streams.
I am the rain coming from the dew
That causes the grasses to laugh with the joy of life.
I call forth tears, the aroma of holy work.
I am the yearning for good.” Hildegard von Bingen
Join us to explore ways of cultivating well-being to enable us to flourish and thrive. Inspired by Hildegard of Bingen’s concepts of ‘viriditas’ or ‘greening’ and ‘discretio’ or ‘discernment’, with a little help from Julian of Norwich, Jesus of Nazareth and Hazrat Inayat Khan.
Led by Laura Dobson. All welcome.
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.
Speaking to our God/Goddess self
In prayer do we seek a voice of comfort and reassurance? Do we try to quieten our minds into a place of peace in order to listen to our higher self? What does prayer mean to us?
Join us as Eve Cunningham leads our explorations
PLEASE NOTE THIS GATHERING IS NOT AT THE CHURCH! WE WILL MEET OUTSIDE THE CAFE IN LONGFORD PARK – PLEASE BRING SOMETHING TO SIT ON AND WATERPROOFS JUST IN CASE! (If it is pouring down with rain we will retreat to the church for shelter)
Join us for our informal gathering to celebrate Lughnasadh/Lammas, the festival of abundance and the harvest of the first fruits, at which we give thanks for the abundance of the earth and reflect on what we are bringing to fruition in our lives.
We will celebrate with a druid ritual, working with the seasonal energies through meditation, song and sharing our insights. 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.
Join us for an uplifting hour of Indian-style devotional song chants and gentle movement, finishing with a silent meditation. No experience of singing or meditation required. All welcome to join in or just to listen in stillness.
“For the promise of harvest contained within a seed, we thank you.
For the oak tree within an acorn,
The bread within a grain,
The apple within a pip,
The mystery of nature, gift wrapped for us to sow, we thank you.”
Join us to celebrate the harvest of the first fruits, Lammas or Lughnasadh.
Led by Laura Dobson. All welcome.