Prayer is very much at the heart and soul of our community.

We come together each day for Morning (7.30 am), Midday (12.45 pm) and Evening (5.00 pm) Prayer. Silent meditation follows Evening prayer. If you are on a residential retreat you would be very welcome to join us in our daily prayer.

There are also weekly groups held at the House of Prayer which seek to deepen our relationship to God.


Led by Sister Melanie

Experiencing personal, contemplative prayer and using as guide for this journey writings from the great mystical traditions of the Church. These prayer mornings are held on the first Thursday of the month (except September).

4 January, 1 February, 1 March, 5 April, 3 May, 7 June,
5 July, 2 August, 4 October, 1 November, 6 December
11am – midday. Suggested donation: £5


Centering Prayer is a receptive method of silent prayer, following the teaching of Father Thomas Keating, which prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God’s presence within us. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship.
Every Wednesday from 7.30pm – 8.30pm


Stillness, Silence, Simplicity. A way that leads us into the centre of our being to discover the spiritual reality of God. This group follows the teaching of Father John Main OSB and is part of the World Community for Christian Meditation which is a contemporary, contemplative community and welcomes people of any tradition or none.
Saturdays from 10.30 – 11.30am & Mondays from 7.30 – 8.30pm


The group is charismatic, open to the gifts of the Holy Spirit. There is a time of shared prayer, scripture, teaching, hymns and silent prayer. It is open to Christians who seek to be part of a praying community.
Tuesdays from 7.30pm – 9.30pm


A monthly group meet to read and share books chosen from the writings of past or present spiritual works. Contact Sister Melanie on for more information.
Donations Welcome.


A group of artistic enquirers enjoy learning techniques together and experiment using a variety of different drawing and painting media. Sessions begin with a time of prayer. Contact Sister Melanie direct on for more information.
First Wednesday of each month. 10am–1pm
Cost £10


These days encourage us to explore our personal artistic journey, its expression and gain fresh insights through reflection and sharing our work. Our days commence prayerfully with a creative guided hour that takes inspiration from spiritual words, images or the natural world. Contact Sister Melanie direct on for more information.
Third Friday of each month. 11am–3pm. Shared lunch.
Donations Welcome.

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