Silence for Beginners - with Richard Carter

Silence for Beginners - with Richard Carter

Silence is something we can long for or dread, but it’s often said that silence is the country where the saints learn their language.  From the earliest years of Christianity to the present day, it’s where men and women have sought, and found, God.  But as many who have tried it know, it is not always as simple as it sounds.

Start Date:
Saturday 1st June 2019
Start Time:
10:00AM
Location:
Royal Foundation of St Katharine in Limehouse, East London (www.rfsk.org.uk)
Speakers:
Richard Carter
Host:
St Paul's, London
Cost:
£45
Website:
www.stpauls.co.uk/silence

This day will provide a ‘beginner’s guide’ to silence, with reflections on its nature, joys, pitfalls and uses. It will also include significant periods when we will keep silence. The Revd Richard Carter is an Associate Priest at St Martin in The Fields, one of the busiest churches in London. For many years he was a member of the Melanesian Brotherhood in the Solomon Islands, where silence was a daily part of the spiritual life of the community. In London he works with The Connection, London’s busiest homelessness charity, and is the founder and leader of the Nazareth Community, which aims to build a practice of silence into daily life in the city.

This is a joint day with our partners at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine, and we are very grateful to them for their hospitality in co-hosting our reflective days. The days take place at the Royal Foundation of St Katharine in Limehouse, East London and include reflective worship, lunch and other refreshments. (www.rfsk.org.uk).

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