image002Practical Spirituality  

"Practical Aspects of Spirituality" is a quarterly series which provides an opportunity to explore how to pray and reflect in the Christian tradition. It is for those new to prayer and those who want to find fresh ways to pray.

It is co-ordinated by Richard Fox, and many of the leaders and attendees are part of the Common Ground Community and wider fellowship.

The next morning session of Practical Aspects of Spirituality is on Saturday 8 June from 09.20-12.30 at St. Mary’s Church, Quarry Street, Guildford.
It will be led by Revd Sarah Hutton and her intriguing topic is ‘Roots, Shoots and Leaves: Where might the hidden life of trees connect with our spirituality?’  Sarah is a Spiritual Growth Facilitator with the Diocese of Guildford and is highly creative.  We can learn much about God from nature. 

Practical Aspects June 2019 Click here for the flyer for this event.
Please come with a notebook and a pen or coloured pencils.  There will be an opportunity to make a voluntary donation to contribute towards the costs.
These stand-alone Saturday morning sessions are open to everyone who would like to take their spiritual life deeper.
Looking ahead:
28 September        with Jeannie Campbell ‘An Introduction to Soul Space’
7 December           with the Quiet Day team from St Saviour’s, Guildford.

Find out more about Practical Aspects of Spirituality from Richard Fox on 

Previously in 2019:
On 9 March 2019, at St Mary's, led by Revd Canon Andy Wheeler.  The theme  was "Seeking the Face of God". This can seem daunting, especially in the Old Testament, but Andy helped us reflect on how the New Testament explains how Jesus brings us close to God.

2018 events included:

- Peter Wilkinson on "Poetry and Spirituality"
- Richard Fox on mini retreats and meditation
- Helen Shanks on "Finding God in a Crowded World" 
Rev Canon Andy Wheeler on "Pilgrimage: Journey to the Heart". One example of a Pilgrimage Journey is The Pilgrim's Way from Winchester to Canterbury which runs close to Guildford. Follow the link to find out more. "We are Pilgrims 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.pilgrimswaycan