Silent prayer - a moment of stillness in the turbulence of our times

Christian meditation is a form of prayer which can be traced back to monks in the desert in the 4th century AD, and even back to St Paul and Jesus himself. In silence we offer ourselves completely to God, with no, or few, words or thoughts or images.

Former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams preached about contemplative prayer when he came to Seasalter. He has said that "to learn contemplative practice is to learn what we need so as to live truthfully and honestly and lovingly. It is a deeply revolutionary matter.”

At St Alphege, Seasalter, we try to build times of silence into all our services. We also have a meditation group, which meets on the first and third Tuesday evenings of each month at 7pm at the Centre for about half an hour. A reading or a piece of music and then 25 minutes of silence.  Simple and beautiful.  Please do join us.

Contact Mark - 07833 256390  or for more details.

"In this self-forgetting gazing towards the light of God in Christ we learn how to look at one another and at the whole of God’s creation” - Rowan Williams