Julian Meetings | St Peter's Great Berkhamsted

The Church of St Peter Great Berkhamsted

Julian Meetings

The Julian Group meets twice a month on a Wednesday morning to practise silent contemplative prayer. Our meetings last about 30 to 40 minutes. Details are to be found in the weekly pewleaflet and the All Saints’ notice sheet.

We come together to share in a time of quiet when we seek to “Be still and know that I am God.”  We begin with a time of preparation.  We consciously put away the concerns and worries of the day.  We light a candle remembering that Jesus is the light of the world.  Then we may have just one reading followed by silence, but usually we have several readings often from the Bible but we use other sources too at intervals of about 10 minutes.

We end with some music to help us to come out of the silence, and say the Grace to each other.

The Julian Meetings are ecumenical and worldwide and t ake their name from Julian of Norwich, the 14th century mystic who believed that the highest form of prayer consisted of simply waiting on God. She said, “The best prayer is to rest in the goodness of God knowing th at that goodness can reach right down to our lowest depths of need We would welcome anyone wishing to join us in a peaceful setting to “wait on God”.

Do come and join us.