2017 SPIRITUALITY PROGRAMME EVENTS


Stories from The Streets

What are the stories of our rebuilding city? This series includes presentations by Rob Ferguson - Streets Chaplain, Mary Giles - Police Chaplain, Tracy Palmer and Bridie Sweetman - NZ Prostitutes Collective, Matthew Mark - Christchurch City Missioner, and Jill Hawkey - Christchurch Methodist Mission

 


 

Presentation + Dialogue 

Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm

Venue: The Exchange, 376 Wilson Road, Waltham, Christchurch

Suggested koha: $10.00

Pre-session Drinks & Nibbles also available


Thursday 26th October 2017

STORIES FROM THE STREETS

SAFE IN THE CITY?
Presenters: Mary Giles, Police Chaplain, and staff from NZ Prostitutes Collective


Wednesday 15th November 2017

STORIES FROM THE STREETS

AT HOME IN THE CITY?
Presenters: Matthew Mark, Chch City Mission, and Jill Hawkey, Chch Methodist Mission


Quiet Days

A TIME FOR QUIET AND REFLECTION, IN THE MIDST OF BUSY LIVES.

Saturday 25th November 2017

Time: 9.30am - 3.00pm

Venue: Mary Potter Community Centre, 442 Durham St North

Suggested Koha: $10.00

BYO Lunch.
Drinks and Morning Tea provided.
Come for the whole time or as much as you are able.


Labyrinth Meditation

St Luke’s Labyrinth is a replica of the 13th century Chartres Cathedral Labyrinth.

 

Originally made for St Luke’s and commissioned in 2000 it was lost in the 22 February 2011 earthquake.

 

An outdoor Labyrinth was constructed using masonry recovered from the demolition of St Luke’s Church building.

 

The Labyrinth is an ancient path of wisdom, healing and peace, found in many religious traditions and cultures, and dating back at least 5,000 years.

The distinguishing features of the Chartres Cathedral Labyrinth are 11 circuits, the turns arranged in 4 quadrants, lunations or teeth around the perimeter, and a 6-petal rosette in the centre.

 

Walking a Labyrinth is a form of wordless prayer, a spiritual pilgrimage. Requiring about 30-45 minutes to walk a distance of almost ½ km. A Labyrinth has only one path that leads slowly to the centre and back again by the same path.

 

Many people find that walking this path naturally quietens the mind and helps them become more centred and in touch with their spiritual nature.

 

The Labyrinth is on the corner of Manchester & Kilmore Streets, Christchurch.

 

St Luke’s Labyrinth is available for all to walk, at any time, with occasional guided meditations.