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
‘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
During January, in place of our usual Saturday service, we gather for community led reflection and prayer. We will meet on 4, 11, 18 and 25 January at 6pm in the St Ninian's hall, and all are welcome.
No Weekday Meditations during January.
Our weekday meditation sessions resume on Monday 3 February.
Prayer of the Heart: A retreat for deepening practice
Registrations are invited for a silent retreat, January 24-26 2020, at Galong. Anyone is welcome to attend. Read more