Guided Reflection Mornings


Once a term we offer a reflective morning in centre with the possibility to stay on at St Bede’s for some quiet time in the afternoon. During the morning there will be guided reflections, time for personal prayer and a creative response and some gentle sharing. Each morning will focus on a particular theme:

Autumn: Praying with strong feelings

This morning will explore how we can turn strong and seemingly negative feelings such as anger and anxiety into prayer. Turning to the Psalms can help us to express our feelings honestly before God and to discover that rather than shying away from them, bringing our feelings into prayer can be a helpful way to deepen our relationship with God.

Spring: Praying with loss

This morning will invite us to reflect on how the (small and great) losses in our lives might form part of our unique journey of faith – and how we can discover the God of Life both in our endings and in our beginnings.

Summer: Praying with Clay

This morning will offer an opportunity to pray with clay. The process of working with the clay by using our hands can be a helpful way to go deeper. Praying with clay is not about the end product or creating a work of art, but instead might allow us to communicate with God through our sense of touch.

Sr Marion Bettenworth CJ is the Lead Trainer at St Bede’s working in spiritual formation and a member of the CJ Community.  

Siobhan Burke is a Spirituality Team Member at St Bede’s working in spiritual formation.

Dates and Bookings

In Centre from 10am to 12.30pm on Wednesday mornings. £10 per session. There is a minimum spend on the website of £15 so if you would like to book a place on the Reflective Mornings please ring the office on 01904 464900.