Thursday, June 29th 6pm-9pm The communities of the Cathedral, St John’s Latimer Square and St Luke’s are invited to meet at the Transitional Cathedral for facilitated conversation about same-gender relationships and being church.
St Luke’s in the City Anglican parish formed St Luke’s Spirituality Centre to foster and encourage spiritual growth, especially during a time of healing and recovery in Christchurch.
St Luke’s Spirituality Centre is for:
- Searchers after spiritual truth, seekers who are open to a living spirituality
- Those engaged in various parts of the church who are looking for spiritual nurture and development
- Those on the edge of the church who are looking for a spirituality sufficiently open to the Spirit breathing through their own experience
- Those looking for a way, for spiritual practice, rather than doctrinal information or church membership
Spiritual direction is available on request and by appointment
2017 SPIRITUALITY PROGRAMME EVENTS
THE DESERT MOTHERS
This three part series looks at who were the wise women of the early Christian centuries, and invites us to ask what we can learn from their spirituality for today.
Session One: Stumbling into the Wilderness
Thursday 1st June 2017
Session Two: Stripping down to Truth and Bone
Thursday 8th June 2017
Session Three: A Legacy of Faith for the Wilderness
Thursday 15th June 2017
Presenter: Reverend Megan Herles-Mooar
Time: 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Venue: Knox Centre, 28 Bealey Avenue
Fee: $10.00 per session
A TIME FOR QUIET AND REFLECTION, IN THE MIDST OF BUSY LIVES.
2017 QUIET DAYS
Saturday: 22nd July 2017
Saturday: 23rd September 2017
Saturday: 25th November 2017
Time: 9.30am - 3.00pm
Venue: Mary Potter Community Centre, 442 Durham St North
Weekly meditation is held at Knox Centre Chapel.
PLEASE NOTE: The Meditation group is currently in recess.
The Meditation Group usually meets Tuesday evenings at 6.40pm, following the 6pm Eucharist.
Meditation follows a set pattern of prayer, reflection and silence with a Franciscan flavour.
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Originally made for St Luke’s and commissioned in 2000 it was lost in the 22 February 2011 earthquake.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.
Icon Writing Group
The Icon Writing Group is in recess and will not be holding meetings during 2016. Assistance to complete a project will be provided to those who have begun writing an icon, however we are unable to accomodate any beginners at this stage.
For further information please contact Marion Fairbrass, ph: 374 5592 firstname.lastname@example.org