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.





6.00 – 7.00pm Saturdays
89 Dexter St, Cook, ACT Australia
(in the Holy Covenant church)

‘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



Reflection This WeekMore...

Bound Hand and Foot (Matthew 22: 1-14)
Listen to this reflection (mp3)




Upcoming Events More...

Marriage Equality More...

Sarah has posted a brief reflection outlining her intention to vote 'yes' for marriage equality in the forthcoming postal survey, and an article she has previously published concerning the argument surrounding marriage and 'the sacred'.

Contemplating Consumption More...

On Saturday 14 October, Benedictus hosted a seminar to explore how a contemplative perspective might help shift our personal and societal compulsions to over-consume and over-produce, and imagine new models of economy.

Listen to the talks -

Linda Chapman (environmental advocate and contemplative)
Peter Martin (economics editor for Fairfax Media)
Sarah Bachelard (Benedictus Contemplative Church)