Silence for Beginners

Adult Learning
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7:30am Morning Prayer
8:00am Eucharist
8:30am Doors open for sightseeing
12:30pm Eucharist
2:30pm Last entry for sightseeing
5:00pm The 365th Festival of the Clergy Support Trust

Silence for Beginners

Richard Carter

Silence is something we can long for or dread, but it’s often said that silence is the country where the saints learn their language. From the earliest years of Christianity to the present day, it’s where men and women have sought, and found, God. But as many who have tried it know, it is not always as simple as it sounds.

Saturday 1 June 2019 10am - 5pm
St Katharine’s Foundation in Limehouse £45 (bursaries are available)
The day includes reflective worship, lunch and other refreshments. It is held in partnership with The Royal Foundation of St Katharine and will take place at St Katharine’s Foundation in Limehouse, East London ( We are very grateful to our partners at St Katharine’s for their generosity in co-hosting our reflective days.

This day will provide a ‘beginner’s guide’ to silence, with reflections on its nature, joys, pitfalls and uses. It will also include significant periods when we will keep silence.

The Revd Richard Carter is an Associate Priest at St Martin in the Fields, one of the busiest churches in London. For many years he was a member of the Melanesian Brotherhood in the Solomon Islands, where silence was a daily part of the spiritual life of the community. In London he works with The Connection, London’s busiest homelessness charity, and is the founder and leader of the Nazareth Community, which aims to build a practice of silence into daily life in the city.

This reflective day is held jointly with our partners at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine.


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