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Benedictus is a contemplative church seeking an authentic, open-hearted and thoughtful encounter with God. Silent meditation, reflection on Scripture, and celebration are features of our shared life and worship. In the spacious hospitality of prayer and community, we learn to attend more deeply to ourselves and each other, and to the movement and calling of the Spirit in our time.

Benedictus means blessed. To be blessed and a blessing is to join in God’s reconciling love for the world. We welcome all people who are seeking to deepen their spiritual journey

Weekly Service 6.00 – 7.00pm Saturdays
Daily Meditation 12.30 – 1.00pm Weekdays

Location: St Ninian’s, cnr Mouat & Brigalow Sts, Lyneham ACT Australia
E. info@benedictus.com.au

‘Benedictus strikes me as a fresh, refreshing and contemporary manifestation of Christian faith and community for our time. Benedictus brings the depth dimension of contemplative spirituality into the experience of both worship and fellowship … It is not only the church that benefits from this. The social institutions with which the church works in the world are also challenged to live at a level beyond outward appearance and to make compassion and wisdom integral to their vision and way of life’.

– Laurence Freeman OSB, Director,
World Community for Christian Meditation

Upcoming events

A Shade Tree Place - Benedictus Community Day, Saturday 14 March, 11.00 - 2.00
When Benedictus relocated to St Ninian’s site, the image of a reviving waterhole expressed many of our hopes and dreams. We desire to become a place of refreshment and replenishment, an open sanctuary in our city – a shade tree place. This Community Day is a chance to connect with this vision and deepen our connections with each other. Everyone is welcome. Read more

Sunday Breather: Sustaining Courage to Care
A new monthly gathering for nurturing all who seek to live compassionately and well in difficult times – a place to share with others and help make sense of it all. The gathering offers opportunities to reflect, enjoy music, stories, poetry and silence. People of all walks and traditions are welcome. Third Sunday of every month, 5.00-6.00pm, commencing March 15. Read more

Kaleidoscope - quiet afternoons for children
Our next Kaleidoscope gathering will be held on Sunday 1 March. Read more