Bristol Group – Spaceforsoul
Spaceforsoul is an inclusive, open-minded progressive Christian community which aims to support and resource people in making their own individual spiritual journeys. It is rooted in the progressive Christian tradition but also draws on the wealth of spiritual wisdom and inspiration to be found in other spiritual traditions. It recognises that everyone’s spiritual journey is unique and seeks to create a safe space in which we can experience a freedom to share our inner journeys, to explore our developing spirituality and to ‘live the questions’ that are meaningful for us.
It is a space in which there are no ‘right’ answers; which is free from unhelpful demands, expectations, restrictive structures or rules; which is not concerned with converting others to a particular way of thinking or of living out their spirituality; and which reflects a fundamental trust in our inner resources for change and growth at all levels of our being, including the spiritual. It seeks to give the soul room to breathe, to encourage a creative searching for the answers to life’s deepest questions, and to resource us in finding our own path to the Divine. It also seeks to enable us to deepen our sense of connectedness with our innermost self, with others and with the world around us - or in Henry David Thoreau’s words, to ‘live deep’ physically, psychologically, relationally and spiritually.
Venue & Meeting Times
Join us at our monthly informal get-togethers which we call Sacred Spaces – an opportunity for us to talk, share, explore, reflect and simply be together for a while. You don’t have to be a member of Spaceforsoul or to be involved in our community in any way to come along. Everyone is very welcome no matter where you are on your spiritual journey.
Sunday morning meetings: 3rd Sunday of every month from 10.00 - 12.00 am
Venue: St Mary’s Church, Church Rd, Leigh Woods, Bristol BS8 3PG
Every Sunday that we spend together is different and is shaped by the individual needs and interests of the group. There are opportunities too to engage in a number of different activities during the time we spend together. We may, for example, spend time discussing particular questions or topics that we’re grappling with; explore our reactions to books or films that have particularly spoken to or challenged us spiritually; listen to and discuss talks given by progressive Christian speakers and writers; explore music, art or poetry that has inspired us; or simply share food and fellowship with each other.
Spiritual journey groups
Recently, Spaceforsoul has embarked on a new venture. We have launched two small spiritual journey groups of between six to eight people, one on a Wednesday evening and one on a Thursday evening. One of these meets in the Stapleton area of Bristol and the other in Nailsea, North Somerset. These groups will run alongside our Sunday morning Sacred Spaces meetings and people are free to attend either or both. They will be hosted by a Spaceforsoul member and will meet on a regular basis (at least once a month) in their home. Attending a group will not cost anything and they are open to anyone who is interested. Each group will decide when and how often it meets and how it uses the time spent together.
If you might be interested in joining such a group, please contact our group co-ordinator, Kim Carey at email@example.com
To find out more about our Sacred Spaces meetings, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org