Exploring Silence

Christian Meditation in Cumbria with The Religious Society of Friends


Exploring Silence

To recover silence as part of everyday life



.Friday 8 – Sunday 10 June 2012



Glenthorne Quaker Centre and Guest House

Easedale Road, Grasmere, Ambleside, LA22 9QH.



These days we all need to grow into silenceThere is plenty of quiet space at Glenthorne.  The weekend will offer times of shared silence and opportunities for private meditation; also short talks and time for reflection together.  In these ways, on our own, and with others, we hope we may discover more about the challenges and fruitfulness of silence at the heart of everyday life.



Vera Dolton is a Quaker who finds ecumenical life enriching.  She writes, ‘I have many years of experience of sharing times of silence, contemplative prayer and reflection and of helping to enable such sharing.  I find that in silence, reflection and sharing our understanding and fellowship are deepened.’


Cameron Butland is Vicar of Grasmere and Rydal with wide experience of working with multi-faith groups and in multi-cultural settings.  He writes, ‘Silence needs to be restored to a central place in prayer and worship and Christian Meditation in Cumbria is helping to accomplish this.’

All welcome, open to people of all faiths and any who are seeking


Cost:  £160.  Further information from: Sarah Kirkup, The Cherry Tree, Brough Sowerby, Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria CA17 4EG. sarah.kirkup1@virgin.net 017683 41258


Christian Meditation in Cumbria is part of the World Community for Christian Meditation.

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