Bourne Abbey Church

We meet on the first Monday of each month.  Those who attend are able to enjoy a time of silence together.  Our meeting is an opportunity to concentrate for a while on that deeper part of ourselves which begins to open up when we come away from the busyness of life in order to just “be” in God’s presence.  It is not an “empty” time.  It is a time of being replenished.  A time to discover what can only be discovered when we are truly still.  This is a time of finding peace, of feeling close to God, of being refreshed.  The meeting begins and closes with music and a reflection – with a cup of tea or coffee and a chat when we have finished.

Julian Meeting

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The next meeting is on Monday, April 3, 10am in Bourne Abbey

The music and readings for April's Julian Meeting have been chosen by Chris Train.

 

Music:      Panus Angelicus  by The Priests.

 

Reading:   First – Be still, be silent, alone, empty before your God.

                 Say nothing, ask nothing. Be silent, be still, let your God

                 look upon you. That is all. God loves you, God understands.

                 God loves you with an enormous love and only wants to look

                 upon you with that generous love. Quiet, be still. Let your

                 God love you.

                                                                         Anonymous.

                                                     

Silence:   We spend half an hour in silent prayer.

 

Music:     An Irish Blessing  by The Priests.

 

Reading:   Take Lord and receive all my liberty, my memory, my

                  understanding and my entire will, all I have and call my own.

                  You have given all to me. To you Lord, I return it.

                  Everything is yours; do with it what you will. Give me

                  only your love and your grace. That is enough for me.  

                                                                         St Ignatius

 

Grace:   We finish our time of prayer by saying The Blessing.

 

The following meeting will be held on May 1, 2017.

 

For more information contact: Sue Skinner. Tel. 01778 344802. Everyone welcome.

 

If you would like to give these meetings a try, come and join us in the Abbey on the first Monday of each month.