Links I Like
Here are some links you may find useful…
This is the web site for the World Community for Christian Meditation which promotes contemplative prayer.
Renovaré is an organisation established by Richard Foster and others to work for the renewal of the church and to support individuals in developing their spiritual life.
I’ve been to a few Julian Meetings. These are groups which get together all around the UK to encourage each other in their practice of contemplative prayer.
The Northumbria Community is a dispersed group of people who are drawing from, and living in the spiritual discipline of monasticism. They live by their Rule of Life of Availability and Vulnerability. The Nether Springs is the ‘mother house’ and administrative centre of the community. It is also a training school for Christian spirituality.
The Simeon Centre for Prayer and the Spiritual Life is based at Ridley Hall theological college in Cambridge. Its aim is to help people grow in their desire and capacity to pray through offering a variety of retreats and conferences.
The Lydia Group aims to help Christians grow through spiritual formation and retreats.
The Third Order of St Francis is open to anyone, lay or ordained, married or single, male or female, who wish to live in the footsteps of Francis of Assisi.
The Fellowship of Meditation exists to provide an opportunity for men and women of any Christian denomination to learn and practise a Christian form of Contemplative Meditation. Groups meet throughout the UK.
The World Prayer Centre has been set up to encourage people to pray God’s Kingdom to come in this world. It is a member of the Evangelical Alliance.
The Missionaries of Prayer are an interdenominational network of Christians who are committed to promoting prayer and teaching others to pray.
This is a United Reformed church web site which has a variety of ideas for doing prayer.
Contemplative Fire is a movement, a community and an adventure, celebrating life in all its fullness on the Way of Christ.
This website offers a daily MP3 file with meditation, prayer and music including Gregorian Chant. You can either play on your computer or subscribe to a podcast.