‘May I know you more clearly, love you more dearly and follow you more nearly, day by day’
– St Richard of Chichester 1197-1253
Living life as a Christian is a spiritual adventure rooted in love, forgiveness, and a commitment to peace and reconciliation. It is not always easy or straightforward.
When questions of faith and spirituality stir, the Christian tradition suspects they are stirred by the Holy Spirit. That is, they are a response to the movement of the Spirit in the life of an individual. So if you are reading these pages, the chances are that you are curious enough to explore them.
The Christian tradition also values waiting, not knowing, silence and prayer. So give yourself time to wonder about God’s dream for the world, and the person you are being called to be within it.
Ponder the deepest questions of life and death, and put yourselves deliberately in the way of experiences that will evoke you to awe.
And then take action. Go further on, further in. Find ways to give your time or resources to help build just and faithful communities and serve others wherever you are.
We place great value on listening to stories of faith, and discerning the presence of God in our daily lives.
Watch short videos made by members of our community on topics such as Qi Gong, Joining in the Dance that is God and finding a Rhythm of Life.
Lucy interviews Mariama
Fiona on Faith in Action
Sherrill on St James’s
Lucy interviews Ben
Hazel on Rhythm of Life
Meg on Qi Gong
Felix on Joining in the Dance that is God
Lia on God with Us in Suffering
How do we talk about God?
What is prayer?
What is the ultimate meaning of life?
What is the Eucharist?
talking about God by Alice Codner
What is Prayer?
St Ignatius’s Vision of Life
People can assume that there is just ‘one’ Christianity, one way of seeing it all and of living it out. But this is not so. There are different perspectives and approaches. As a church, we want to explore the spiritual mysteries of living: the mystery of God, of Christ, of Creation. God speaks – and is honoured – in the concrete realities of our lives. And those realities differ. In sharing and exploring them together we believe we help one another move towards a fuller understanding of the Gospels. And of one another.