The World Community For Christian Meditation
Bristol and Bath Region

 

 

Welcome to our web page.

 We are a small part of a worldwide, contemporary, contemplative community, offering meditation in the Christian tradition.
We welcome all who come - from any denomination or faith, or none.
Meditation is present within all the main faith traditions – and outside them. It is part of universal human wisdom.
Within Christianity, the practice is first described in writing by the Desert Fathers in the fourth century.
We see sitting in silence and stillness as a way of being present to ourselves, and of being open to the presence of the Spirit within each of us. It is a path of contemplative prayer for all. One way of practicing mindfulness, of living in the present moment. Space for the soul to breathe.

Patrons of WCCM include Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Dr.Rowan Williams, and the Dalai Lama. 
 

Meditation is simple, but it is not easy. It is suitable for most of us - it is practised by bankers and yoga teachers, by prisoners and pensioners, by dockers and academics. Most of us who follow a regular practice welcome the support and encouragement of a weekly group, where we find, perhaps surprisingly, that silent meditation builds community.


There are 2,450 Christian meditation groups worldwide, 470 in the UK, and 20 in this region (in and near Bristol and Bath, and in Keynsham, Marshfield, Nailsea, and Weston-super-Mare) with others close by in Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire. Also daily on-line meditation groups.

 

Children love meditation and so far it is being offered at a few primary schools in this region. 

 

We have occasional introductory days, retreats, or other events. Currently forthcoming events are: 


         Starting January 26th. Introductory course on Christian Meditation. Six Tuesday evenings, one hour each. Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7

          May 31st, Bath. "Journeys of the Heart"  Talk on Meister Eckhart by Prof Mark Burrows.

          June/July date TBD  Meditation and meal. Meditation and bring and share supper for local meditators.

          July 18-21  Silent retreat, Nympsfield, near Stroud. "Mercy as gentle as silence"

          Sept. 27-29  Weekend retreat, Ammerdown, near Radstock. Speaker - Rev Don McGregor 

                            

For information about local groups and all above events email bristol@christianmeditation.org.uk   You can register to get occasional emails alerting you to forthcoming events at http://eepurl.com/dKLJ1j  . 

 

For lots more information about Christian meditation go to our community’s main international site www.wccm.org, or to our UK site  www.christianmeditation.org.uk   For phone enquiries, call 01275 463727. On Facebook at Bristol&Bath Christian Meditation.