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Rhythms of Grace
Rhythms of Grace is a monthly gathering at St Michael’s, which provides a quiet time and place where people can reflect, meditate on God’s word, come close to God and listen to His voice.
Rhythms of Grace is for anyone who wishes to find space and quiet to meet with God
We usually meet on the 3rd Friday of each month (except August) from 7.30–9.30 pm
Please check the church calendar for details
St Michael’s Church building
Annie Hepburn by email or 0117 9599270
or Caroline Sweetnam 01454 772986
We all live busy lives, often longing for the space to “be” with God. We seek to provide this at Rhythms of Grace and foster an increasing awareness of His presence in our daily lives, learning ways of prayer so that we can be used by Him. No one is the teacher – we are all on the journey together and sense the Holy Spirit’s leading as we follow Him. We use a variety of styles and input, looking at Bible passages, interlinked with items such as poetry, clay and pictures, but there is no insistence on using what is provided; what’s needed may just be a chance to sit and be quiet.
We also want to turn our gaze outwards more to include prayer for the wider world and become contemplative intercessors – praying for others from a place of listening to God and be channels for the Spirit to breathe prayer through us – moved by God’s compassion and His longing, and touched by the world’s pain.
A typical Rhythms of Grace evening would run as follows
Pick up a welcome sheet as you come in.
Find yourself a seat and spend some time in personal reflection/prayer/meditation.
At 8.00pm we join together at the front for a session led by one of the group.
From there on, each meeting is different – but expect to encounter God.
We also hold occasional weekend or day retreats.
What people have said
“I really appreciate the relaxed approach we have… an opportunity to just be alone with God.”
“Refreshing, a place where spiritual growth can occur.”
“It encourages me to put time aside on a monthly basis to be still with God and to explore my faith through stillness and creativity.”