Join others for a prayerful and engaging day to explore different spiritual practices and ways to pray, including
Pilgrim Paths – Labyrinth Silence – contemplative prayer Find his face in paint
Knowing God in each hour The Jesus Prayer – prayer of the heart
Meditate with Taize Review your day with God Slow Bible Reading
All in the context of accessible worship, with space to pray alone, and a light lunch provided.
More information on individual activities below
Cost: £12 including lunch. If this is too much for you to afford, please enquire about a reduction by emailing [email protected]
Bookings available until 25th of Jan from 01392 285983 (Monday to Friday) and online. You may attend a maximum of one session per AM/PM slot (i.e one in the morning, one in the afternoon). Please specify which two you would like to attend when prompted.
Please note: Booking is only available for two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
|TITLE||WHO FOR?||LEADER||ABOUT LEADER||WHEN/WHERE|
|Art, News and Prayer – praying for the world, praying for yourself.||For those who would like to paint, collage or build something to prayerfully explore a personal theme or a response to a news story.||Paul Hobbs||Paul Hobbs is an artist and makes painting and sculpture on contemporary issues in the light of biblical values. He exhibits frequently in schools, churches and festivals, discussing the gospel with visitors through his artwork. His work can be seen at www.arthobbs.com||am & pm
|Using Taize Chants for Meditation||For anyone – no musical skill required.||Bee Harley||Bee is a local music teacher, performer, and composer. She regularly plays for [email protected] and occasionally at the Holy Ground evening service .
|Pilgrim paths: praying with the Labyrinth||An introduction and chance to practice walking this body prayer form in silence||Eliza Getman||Eliza was raised in the Episcopal Church in the USA and ordained in Southern Africa 11 years ago. She moved to Exeter 2 years ago and is currently chaplain to Hospiscare and an associate priest at St Thomas’ on Cowick Street. Her PhD explored motherhood and ministry through the lived experiences of South African Anglican clergywomen.||am & pm
outside Golden Gate
|Silence – an introduction to contemplative prayer||For anyone interested, especially beginners, in exploring how to pray using silence.||Helen Friend||Helen is a retired physiotherapist, married with 4 adult children, and recently moved to Exeter having lived the whole of my somewhat itinerant life between Africa and Devon. She attends St David’s church and is also part of the [email protected] community at this cathedral.||am
|The Jesus Prayer – prayer of the heart. Prayer at its simplest and its most challenging||A session for those who are serious about praying, and find themselves questioning the whole idea.||Father Benedict Ramsden||Orthodox since childhood, Benedict has been a priest of the Russian Orthodox Church for 45 years. He and his wife Lilah founded the Community of St. Antony and St. Elias, which, for over 50 years, has worked rehabilitating sufferers from severe mental illness and was largely inspired by the 17th Century Anglican community at Little Gidding.||am
|‘Knowing God in each hour’:
Living by a Way of Life in the everyday.
|All who want to live a life closer to God.||Penny Warren||Penny has been living by a Way of Life for nearly 20 years. She regularly leads quiet days and retreats and is a Spiritual Accompanier. She is a Guardian of The Community of Aidan and Hilda, a dispersed community whose members live with a daily rhythm of prayer in the everyday and who take inspiration from the early saints of these lands.||pm
Cloister Garth Room
|Reviewing your day with God: Praying the Examen||How do we notice and respond to God’s present in the everyday.||Chris Palmer||Chris is Canon Chancellor at Exeter Cathedral. He has previously spent over 20 years in parish ministry, and has been a vocations adviser and Spiritual Formation Adviser in Southwark Diocese. Before ordination he did research in the letters of St Paul.||pm
|Slow Bible Reading – the ancient monastic practice of Lectio Divina||The session is aimed at people who would like to use the Bible as a way into prayer.||Clare Bryden||Clare has altogether spent three years testing a vocation to the religious life and living alongside Anglican monastic communities, most recently the Benedictines at Mucknell Abbey. She has been practising contemplative prayer for more than 20 years, and for 15 years been a regular at the Cathedral.||am
Cloister Garth Room