Offering opportunities to "Go Deeper with God" is one of Common Ground Guildford's key aims. St Mary's Church is a wonderful place to just "be", pause and reflect. We have included information here about events run by partners.
See the special Lent and Easter pages for more information about events and services during that period, including creative arts events.
The St Mary's Lent reflections series,covering the period until Easter, started on 15 February 2018. Come at 1215 for 1230 with 15 minute reflections followed by a soup and bread lunch.
See the calendar for dates.
The Community Prayer page includes information to help you pray for Guildford and some prayers of blessing.
Reflect, read, listen includes some sources to help you pray on a daily basis.
St Mary's hosts the Practical Aspects of Spirituality quarterly Saturday mornings co-ordinated by Richard Fox, many of whose leaders and attendees are part of the Common Ground Community and wider fellowship. The 17 March 2018 event led by Rev Canon Andy Wheeler was about Pilgrimage: Journey to the Heart.
The PIlgrim's Way from Winchester to Canterbury runs close to Guildford. Follow the link to find out more. "We are Pilgims on a journey, we're companions on the road, we are here to help each other, walk the mile and share the load". (Richard Gillard, The Servant Song) http://www.pilgrimswaycanterbury.org/
Find out more about Practical Spirituality here and put these dates in your diary: 16 June Practical Thoughts on Prayer with Helen Shanks; 22 September Mini retreat ideas and meditation with Richard Fox; and 8 December 2018 Literature as a source of Spirituality with Peter Wilkinson. Email Richard Fox for more information on email@example.com
St Mary's is frequently open at special times of need for prayer, in addition to the regular Thursday weekday opening.
St Mary's runs a monthly Monday hour of "Words, Music, Stillness" with time for reflection from 12.00 to 13.00 and coffee from 11.45. Enjoy stimulating discussion, inspirational music, and prayerful stillness. The next events are on: 9 April, 14 May and 4 June 2018. You will find a flier here.
Silent Prayer at St Mary's offers another opportunity for reflection on the third Monday of each month at 12.30.
We hope to be open every Monday lunchtime from June 2018. Watch this space for more information.