We live in a noisy world in all senses, and sometimes our religious life can seem equally voluminous. So much so that it can be hard to hear that ‘still small voice’ within and to simply have time to ‘let God be God’. A quiet day enables us to drop out of our busy exterior and interior lives for a while and pay full attention to the needs of our souls – for deeper personal connection to and relationship in the One in whom ‘we live and move and have our being.’ This Quiet Day will offer just that, time to reflect deeply both in solitude and with short group gathering to share experiences. To help that we’ll draw on several Jesus stories as ‘slow food’ for the soul, give them time for contemplation, discover new insights, and nurture deeper relationship in the Beloved. While the day will encourage deep silence with the words of Jesus as our guide, this will be an event that is inclusive and open to all.
Bring your journal with you. Otherwise all you need to bring is yourself and an open heart.
The day begins at 10am and will conclude with Evening Prayer in the Cathedral at 3pm (optional). There will also be a suitable break at 12.30pm for those who wish to attend our lunchtime Eucharist service.
Tickets: £17.50 which includes a soup/sandwich lunch, with tea and coffee.
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This quiet day is led by Stephen Wright Stephen has spent many decades exploring spirituality specifically, because of his academic and nursing background, in relation to health as well as his own spiritual awakening. He is a member of the Iona Community and the Anglican Church, and a teacher of the contemplative Way. Poet and pilgrim, his latest work with Wild Goose focuses on the life of Kentigern/Mungo and offers a pilgrimage route around the Northern Fells of Cumbria. Other books have explored spirituality and health, pilgrimage, poetry and the quartet of spiritual guidance, Coming Home, Contemplation, Burnout and, latterly, Heartfullness. The last of these is the culmination of 20 years of work and the teachings offered in the Kentigern School for Contemplatives, supported by the Diocese. He’s a Fellow and visiting prof’ at the University of Cumbria At 73 still finds working as a trustee and spiritual director for the Sacred Space Foundation a joy. www.sacredspace.org.uk