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The Coventry and Warwickshire Spirituality Group

 

The Spirituality Group exists to deepen the prayer life of individuals and communities. Its membership is inter-denominational.   
 
The group provides a network of people committed to accompanying others in prayer, leading Quiet Days and Retreats, and teaching and training in Spirituality.  It supports a range of activities and events across Coventry and Warwickshire.
 
As well as initiating specific activities, members of the group are available to lead retreats and quiet days, to act as prayer guides, to engage in spiritual direction and to conduct courses on prayer and spirituality. Several are involved with Quiet Gardens, Julian and other Contemplative Prayer groups.  

Recent events have included a Labyrinth Day at the Cathedral, a Mary Day at Offa House, and regular Individually Guided Retreats.  Ongoing is a monthly women’s meditation group at the Cathedral on the first Thursday of the month; Quiet Gardens in the Summer in local gardens and parks, and the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. 
 
Contacts
Further information is available from Daphne Cook, Spirituality Group Secretary (01789 762553).
 
 

Spiritual Direction

 
Spiritual direction or accompaniment is a ministry of listening in which both together seek to discern the guiding of the Holy Spirit in a person’s life and prayer. It is becoming increasingly popular and the supply of directors does not match the demand. We are looking forward eagerly to the first group in training being able to join the list of active directors in the diocese. Meanwhile, though your first port of call for spiritual guidance should hopefully remain your local clergy and wise laypeople, if you wish to enquire about being accompanied, please contact Daphne Cook, Spirituality Group Secretary (01789 762553). 
 
A participant's reflection: The Cloud of Unknowing 
 

Local Quiet Spaces and Venues for Quiet Days

 

The Old Chapel, Oxhill

 

The Old Chapel in Oxhill is set amongst the beautiful countryside and farmland of South Warwickshire. It has been designed as a place for Christian retreat, where groups of whatever size can take time out to meet and be together, to study or to pray, or for workshops, conferences or away days.  

Click on this link for a copy of the brochure:  www.coventrydiocese.org/upload/file/Chapel Brochure.pdf

 

Holland House

 

A 17th century half-timbered house in a quiet village near Bredon Hill.  The peaceful, beautiful garden slopes down to the River Avon.

website:  laycentre@hollandhouse.org

 

 

Resources

 

Useful Websites

 

The Quiet Garden Movement www.quietgarden.org  

Spiritual Journeys www.spiritualjourneys.org.uk

Sacred Space  http://sacredspace.ie/

Foundation 21 http://www.foundations21.org.uk/

Re Jesus http://www.rejesus.co.uk/

 

Meditation Groups

 

Women’s meditation group: Jain.Galliford@CoventryCathedral.org.uk

 

   A Simple Practice here
 

Pilgrimage

 
  Please contact Robin Trew if you would like to know more about the pilgrimage:  email: robtrew@lineone.net

 

Diocesan Prayer

Father, pour out your Spirit upon us.
Grant us a new vision of your glory,
a new experience of your power,
a new faithfulness to your word
and a new consecration to your service,
that your love may grow among us
and your kingdom come:
through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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