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Talks by Fr Laurence Freeman OSB in the South West 12 -14th March

21 Jan 2020 5:33 PM | Ann Moran (Administrator)

12/14th March 2020

A wonderful opportunity to hear Fr. Laurence Freeman – a contemporary spiritual teacher and author – speaking about contemplative Christianity for our times.

 Thursday 12th March - “Prayer in a secular age: finding the secret of prayer in the earliest teachers” - St James Church, Exeter, 7.00pm.

Friday 13th March -“Stages of the inner journey and why it transforms the exterior one” - The Minster, Ilminster, 10.30am.

 Friday 13th March - “Jesus as a contemplative teacher: why meditation illuminates his guidance on prayer” - Wells & Mendip Museum, Wells, 7.30pm. Booking Essential.

Saturday 14th March - “Sources of wisdom in ‘a world gone mad’” - Clifton Cathedral, Bristol 2.15pm.  See below for details.




Saturday 14th March 2.15 p.m.

Clifton Cathedral, Clifton Park, Bristol BS8 3BX

In a secular age where many feel alienated from religion, and most structures are melting, hope lies in wisdom. But where are the springs of wisdom today?

 Laurence Freeman will explore new and old sources of wisdom to show how to live hopefully and reconnect with the traditions on which our future depends.

A talk, a period of meditation, and time for questions.

There will be a book stall and the event will finish by 4.15 p.m.

£10 suggested donation, on the day, if you can. 

Students welcome without donating.

Fr. Laurence is a Benedictine monk, international retreat leader, author and speaker. He is the Director of the World Community for Christian Meditation.


For details and to book contact Or call 01275 463727

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