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Mystical experience is given to some but contemplation is for all Christians'.  Arthur Michael Ramsey, Archbishop of Canterbury 1961-1974

'Love is His meaning'  Julian of Norwich

The meaning is in the waiting'   R S Thomas

By Love He may be caught and held. By reason, never' Cloud of Unknowing

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  • 25 Jul 2021 10:24 AM | Ann Moran (Administrator)

    Our August 2021 magazine is now available in the shop.  You can see a list of contents in the shop and on our magazine page here.  

    You can also read our August 2019 magazine from the magazine page plus a book review and sample articles.

  • 17 Jun 2020 11:22 AM | Ann Moran (Administrator)

    The West Malling Meeting meets in the Benedictine Abbey at West Malling.  The sisters have produced a video about their way of life.  

  • 18 May 2020 11:15 AM | Ann Moran (Administrator)

    Our meetings continue to find creative ways to share the silence during lockdown. This group normally meets in a care home.

    The first contact writes:

    Since the lockdown, and being unable to meet together every Friday afternoon, the Bexhill group have been using the time of 2.30pm on a Friday to sit quietly in their own homes/gardens and having their own ‘Julian quiet time’.  We have been keeping in touch regularly by phone, text and e-mail, and are praying for each other and thinking of each other on a Friday afternoon.  I have even been contacted in the last week or two by more people wanting to join the Bexhill JM!

    I have attached a document for this Friday’s Julian Prayer quiet time. (Note this was for Friday 8th May as your website editor has been very dilatory)  I am e-mailing this to all the people who have attended our Julian Group, and for those not on e-mail I am printing it out and posting it to them, so that we can all follow along the prayers, readings etc at the same time.  It is themed around Julian of Norwich as this Friday celebrates the day that Julian received her revelations or ‘showings’ in 1373  (but of course you all know that!)

     BEXHILL JULIAN PRAYER GROUP - 8th May 2020 (1).docx

  • 26 Apr 2020 8:32 AM | Ann Moran (Administrator)

    One of our members has written:

    We agree a reading and then all sit down at home at 2 30 on Tuesdays. We have added to the core five of us a gentleman called  who has been thinking of joining us for some time but so far hasn't been to an actual meeting. And a friend in South Africa. She has been a visitor to our group in the summer for a few years when she is over here visiting family . Sadly she won;t be visiting this year. The experience of meditating together even though not physically present is very powerful. 

    It is interesting how this has enabled people who could not physically attend to be part of the meeting.

  • 21 Mar 2020 5:05 PM | Ann Moran (Administrator)

    Bob is now able to run the online Julian Meetings weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Starting Monday 30th March.

    19.30 Zoom link  See Events page for instructions.

  • 21 Mar 2020 4:56 PM | Ann Moran (Administrator)

    Bob Edge who runs our online Julian Meeting is offering Morning and Evening Prayer and an early morning meditation on weekdays.  Please contact Bob through our Contacts Page for the Zoom meeting access details. 

    Weekdays 06.55hrs Morning prayer 

    Weekdays 19.00hrs Evening prayer

    We use the C of E daily prayer app but you will be able to follow with a copy of Common Worship.  You can find the services online here (without the app).  Scroll down a bit to find them.

    Weekday 06.18hrs Morning meditation (which is, effectively, a short Julian Meeting 

    You will have to install Zoom on your machine.  The link will guide you through the process. 

    Bob says:

    The process may be a bit clunky at first but please bear with me. It probably makes sense to click the link a bit in advance of the meeting to get yourself set up.

  • 19 Mar 2020 4:21 PM | Ann Moran (Administrator)

    If your meeting has had to close due to the Corvid-19 emergency consider the following alternatives:


    Zoom  You can set up your own (free) or use ours,  (email the IT Co-ordinator) The free version is limited to 40 minutes per meeting.  You can log out and log in again but this is rather disruptive.  The JM version is not time limited as we have paid for the upgraded version.

    Webex Also free and not time limited for the free version.

    Do let us know if you set up an online meeting - we can advertise it on our Events page.  And/or you can put it on your meeting details on our directory here.

  • 21 Jan 2020 5:33 PM | Ann Moran (Administrator)

    12/14th March 2020

    A wonderful opportunity to hear Fr. Laurence Freeman – a contemporary spiritual teacher and author – speaking about contemplative Christianity for our times.

     Thursday 12th March - “Prayer in a secular age: finding the secret of prayer in the earliest teachers” - St James Church, Exeter, 7.00pm.

    Friday 13th March -“Stages of the inner journey and why it transforms the exterior one” - The Minster, Ilminster, 10.30am.

     Friday 13th March - “Jesus as a contemplative teacher: why meditation illuminates his guidance on prayer” - Wells & Mendip Museum, Wells, 7.30pm. Booking Essential.

    Saturday 14th March - “Sources of wisdom in ‘a world gone mad’” - Clifton Cathedral, Bristol 2.15pm.  See below for details.




    Saturday 14th March 2.15 p.m.

    Clifton Cathedral, Clifton Park, Bristol BS8 3BX

    In a secular age where many feel alienated from religion, and most structures are melting, hope lies in wisdom. But where are the springs of wisdom today?

     Laurence Freeman will explore new and old sources of wisdom to show how to live hopefully and reconnect with the traditions on which our future depends.

    A talk, a period of meditation, and time for questions.

    There will be a book stall and the event will finish by 4.15 p.m.

    £10 suggested donation, on the day, if you can. 

    Students welcome without donating.

    Fr. Laurence is a Benedictine monk, international retreat leader, author and speaker. He is the Director of the World Community for Christian Meditation.


    For details and to book contact Or call 01275 463727

    Or use Eventbrite

  • 31 Dec 2019 3:19 PM | Ann Moran (Administrator)

    New cycle starting on Wednesday 1st January 2020.   Fortnightly on Wednesdays at 19.30 GMT

    Meetings follow the traditional Julian format of a welcome, short reading, silence, closing reading.  

    Just click on the link and the first time you will be asked to download Zoom.  Thereafter click on the link and you will be taken straight to the room.  You can use Zoom on laptop, desktop, tablet, mobile phone.

  • 31 Oct 2019 7:44 PM | Ann Moran (Administrator)

    The online Julian Meeting has proved very popular and is now a permanent feature.  Fortnightly on Wednesdays at 19.30 GMT.  Follow the link here or find it on the Events page and Meetings Directory.  Full list of dates on the Events page.

    If this time and day is not convenient why not set up your own online Julian Meeting?  Contact Bob through our Contact Page for more information.

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