While WCCM was founded by John Main, a monk of the Benedictine order, and is led today by Lawrence Freeman, who is also a Benedictine monk, the movement is ecumenical and has members of many Christian denominations in over 100 countries across the world.
In the parish, meditators meet together each week in a house in Sparch Hollow, May Bank. Our local group usually meets on Mondays:
If you cannot get to the morning meeting then you have a second chance in the evening.
It is very beneficial to meet as a group. Even though meditation is done in silence, the presence of other people make it much easier.
At meetings we usually listen to the readings of the week, provided by WCCM. This is followed by a short piece of music which fades into silence as we go into meditation for half an hour. The music then fades back in to bring our meditation to a close.
The meeting ends with prayers, which are followed by a short time in which we share our thoughts and concerns, and mention anyone who we know needs our prayers.
Occasionally, members attend special meditation events and retreats organised by WCCM in other parts of the UK. We are well placed to offer help and support to those who want to see if meditation is for them.
Anyone interested should contact Carmel Dennison for details.
Before you make contact it would be a good idea to have a good idea of what Christian meditation is all about. You can download a brief explanation here, but browsing through the websites listed below will give you a better understanding:
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There are still some places available on WCCM's Boarbank retreat weekend in November 2018. To find out more ask Carmel of Paul at the next meeting.