Silence for Beginners with Richard Carter Saturday 1 June 10.00 – 5.00pm Silence is something we can long for or dread, but it’s often said that
Silence for Beginners with Richard Carter
Saturday 1 June
10.00 – 5.00pm
Silence is something we can long for or dread, but it’s often said that silence is the country where the saints learn their language. From the earliest years of Christianity to the present day, it’s where people have sought, and found, God.
But as many who have tried it know, it is not always as simple as it sounds. This day will provide a ‘beginner’s guide’ to silence, with reflections on its nature, joys, pitfalls and uses. It will also include significant periods when we will keep silence.
The day will be led by Richard Carter, Associate Priest at St Martin’s in the Fields, one of the busiest churches in London. For many years he was a member of the Melanesian Brotherhood in the Solomon Islands, where silence was a daily part of the spiritual life of the community. In London he works with The Connection, London’s busiest homelessness charity, and is the founder and leader of the Nazareth Community, which aims to build a practice of silence into daily life in the city
St Katharines offers a wonderful chance to wonderful chance to step out of the city but not to leave it.
Cost for the day £45 Book HERE
This event is a joint event with St Pauls Cathedral
( https://www.stpauls.co.uk/learning-faith/adult-learning )
The day includes reflective worship, lunch and other refreshments. Please book early as places are limited and events often fill up.
Bursaries are available for those for whom the charge would make it difficult to attend: please see our website for details
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
St. Katharine's House
2 Butcher Row, London E14 8DS