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  • 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.

  • 20 Oct 2019 3:47 PM | Ann Moran (Administrator)

    We have an instagram account - thejulianmeetings 

    Please follow us if you are on instagram.

  • 22 Aug 2019 7:34 AM | Ann Moran (Administrator)

    Bob E has set up an online Julian Meeting using Zoom.  He will be running this fortnightly until end of October as a trial.  After which we will review and determine how to proceed.

    Wednesdays at 19.30. See the Events page for a list of all the dates.

    Each meeting will last approximately 40 minutes (the maximum time permitted on the free version of Zoom) and will follow the traditional Julian format of a welcome, brief reading, silence, closing reading/prayer, brief chat.  

    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.

    You do not have to use the webcam live, we have had people using a picture instead.

    Pro tip: Make sure you are using gallery view, see top right of the screen for setting.

  • 30 Jun 2019 3:06 PM | Ann Moran (Administrator)

    From the Friends of Julian of Norwich:

    A two-day retreat of talks, contemplative prayer and worship facilitated by Fr Luke Penkett CJN with words and music for our worship kindly prepared by Carmelite nun, Sister Elizabeth Ruth Obbard O.Carm.

    Many of us today are searching for more spiritual depth to our lives. Our search may guide us to Zen, or New Age practices. Julian discovered that God was not angry or judgmental but overflowing with love, a God who lifts us up each time we fall, a God who is gentle with those who are weak or hurting, a God who gives hope to those who are desperate. 

    Her book, Revelations of Divine Love, is full of practical support which can enable us to be more fully aware that we are all children of a compassionate God.

    This series of talks, interspersed with contemplative prayer and led meditation, focuses on not only what we learn from Julian herself and her writing but also how this has shaped the lives of those who have read or heard her teaching and how it is still relevant today, in a world that presents each one of us with hard and, at times, painful decisions to make.

    These two days invite us to share how we might develop our own prayer life, especially through intercession, meditation of Revelations, and contemplation, allowing the truths of what we read, slowly and reflectively, to speak to us, helping us to deepen our spiritual lives.

    “Should I not tell you about the goodness of God,” writes Julian, “Because I am a woman?” Happily for us, as for those who read or listened to her words since the Middle Ages, she did tell us about God’s goodness, in a male dominated and turbulent age, and we can be the more joyful for it. 

  • 05 Apr 2019 12:38 PM | Ann Moran (Administrator)

    Have a look.  There are events in Hereford, Winchester and Devon.


  • 02 Apr 2019 11:57 AM | Ann Moran (Administrator)

    If you are a magazine subscriber or meeting first or second contact you can read these in our Magazine Archive area.  

  • 21 Mar 2019 12:30 PM | Ann Moran (Administrator)


    An Invitation to the Spiritual Path

    with Meister Eckhart

    Friday May 31st 7.15 p.m.

    Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute

    16-18 Queen Square BA1 2HN

    A talk for those who hunger for depth in life and for deeper and more generous love

    Booking essential see below for details

    Our guide -  Meister Eckhart, medieval friar and one of Christianity’s greatest literary and spiritual voices. The freshness of his imagery and the universality of his teaching have attracted spiritual seekers, Christian and non-Christian alike, across the centuries. The evening offers the chance to probe the depths of the Meister’s wisdom, drawing on poetic rendering of his teaching as voiced by Mark Burrows. No prior knowledge of Eckhart required.

    “We are all meant to be mothers of God...for God is always needing to be born.” Meister Eckhart

    Mark Burrows is a poet and scholar of medieval theology.

    A long time resident of New England, he currently serves as professor of religion and literature at the Protestant University of Applied Sciences, Bochum (Germany).

    A compelling speaker, he has written widely in exploring theology and the poetic, including Meister Eckhart’s Book of the Heart: Meditations for the Restless Soul (2017)

    As well as the talk, there will be a period of meditation, time for questions, and a book stall. We will finish at 9 p.m.

    For more information, or to book (essential) contact or 01275 463727.

    You can also book via Eventbrite if you prefer. Please go to

    There is disabled access – please specify when booking. There will be a basket at the door for donations – we suggest £10 if you can.

    Coffee available from 6.45 p.m.

    Charlotte St. car park is close by. Train/bus stations are ¾ mile away.

    Talk arranged by WCCM

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