Are you looking for an opportunity to be still? 

To slow down and take a step back? 

To have space to ask some big questions or a space just to let those thoughts settle?

Last Autumn, many of us read the book ‘Cave Refectory Road’, by Ian Adams, which set us exploring some simple and ancient spiritual practices as we  journeyed with others  finding out what works for them.

This term, we're reading and unpacking 

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

by Brené Brown

Do I need to read the book beforehand?

Not unless you want to! Each week, we'll listen to a section  together before exploring and putting it into practice.

This will be a good space for asking questions, for trying out something new and for the companionship of being with other people who are also journeying.


When we meet, what will it look like?

When we gather, there will be a simple structure.


As people arrive, we will offer a drink and space to relax.
Then we will listen to a chapter from the book.


We will light a candle, and a simple prayer will be read aloud, giving people a chance to be still.


We will pick up on the week's theme and discuss people’s experiences and ponderings. Each person will have their space to talk or hold silence, an opportunity simply to share how their week has been or to share their thoughts on the chapter  No one has to speak and stillness is fine. 


Each week we will use the three thoughts Brene includes at the end of each chapter to help us  think about how we might have a go at the various practices in the week ahead.  We will try and be open to trying these things, and then feeding back the following week how it felt.  Some suggestions will work for some. Other suggestions can simply left behind.  This is space for you to find your gems amongst many pebbles.

When will we meet?

We meet at 8pm on Wednesday evenings during the school term. (Don't worry if you can't make every week. ) We gather in a private home in Over. 
But if you can't make that, do get in touch. We might be able to run a second set of sessions elsewhere.

How do I sign up?

Rachel A is leading the Wednesday night group.  simply email and we'll put you in touch with the right people.

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