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Churches Together in Cumbria Groups Gathering (including AGM)
Thursday 24th May 2018
Abbey Road Baptist Church, Barrow in Furness, LA13 9AT
There will be a soup lunch (donations invited) from 12 noon and the meeting will start at 12.45 with a time of worship. The event will end by 4pm.

Please inform us of any dietary requirements.


Parking is available on nearby side roads.


CT office holders are usually invited to this gathering,  but other group members are very welcome to come in their place,  in order to enable representation from as many groups as possible. If you have any particular issues you would like addressed, please indicate these in your reply to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Thursday, 17 May.

Christian meditation in Cumbria PDF Print E-mail

Christian Meditation in Cumbria

The Work of Love in the Face of Doom

Rev Dr Sarah Bachelard

Thursday 26th April 2018

Carver Uniting Church, Lake Road, Windermere LA23 2BY


We live in times that are critical for the future of life on earth. Many feel a sense of dread and impotence, particularly in relation to the ecological crisis and what seems the intractable difficulty of generating meaningful engagement with its many challenges. What does it mean to live well in the face of doom – neither evading the truth of our situation, nor being overwhelmed by cynicism, rage, fear and despair? How might a contemplative perspective help us bear with our times, and sustain us in the transforming labour of faith, hope and love?

Sarah Bachelard is the founding director of Benedictus Contemplative Church, an ecumenical community based in Canberra, Australia. A theologian, retreat leader and priest, Sarah is a member of the World Community for Christian Meditation and an honorary research fellow at the Australian Catholic University. She has led retreats and taught contemplative prayer in Australia and internationally, and is the author of Experiencing God in a Time of Crisis and Resurrection and Moral Imagination.

10.00 for 10.30 – 4.00. Bring your own lunch. Please make a donation on the day: £20 or £10 low wage.

To give an idea of numbers, please make contact with: Richard Broughton, Wythedale House, Dean, Workington, Cumbria CA14 4TJ 01946 862990 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Christian Meditation in Cumbria is the local region of the World Community for Christian Meditation. We seek to renew and strengthen the tradition and discipline of contemplative practice, silent prayer, in the life of Christians and the Church in Cumbria

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