candle in handsSpirituality

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. 

Take a look at the "Seasons" section for reflections and other events during Advent, Christmas, the New Year, Lent and Easter. You will find words and pictures to inspire you throughout the year. 

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.   

andreas picture orange backgroSt 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 richard@purposefullives.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: 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.