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
Sunday Breather 5.00 – 6.00pm Third Sundays
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
Holy Wednesday Liturgy
The attached liturgy is for personal use on Holy Wednesday. Read more
Online Meditation, 5.30pm
Online meditation will be held Monday to Wednesday in Holy Week. Click here to join. Read more
Easter Services via Zoom
Maundy Thursday 6pm; Good Friday 9am; Holy Saturday 6pm; Easter Day 9am. Links and liturgies posted before each service.
Saturday Service via Zoom
Our Saturday Benedictus service will be held online via Zoom until further notice. All are welcome to join us, by clicking on the link above. We have included some 'tips' for accessing and being on this service. Read more
Wednesday Blog - Finding a Rhythm
Our Wednesday blog offers a forum for sharing wisdom from our tradition that might help us engage the challenge of these times fruitfully. It also invites sharing of each other's experience, questions, reading, insights. This week's blog is called 'Finding a Rhythm'. Please feel free to participate as you feel drawn. Read more
Weekday Meditation and monthly Sunday Breather gatherings suspended
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, our weekday meditation sessions in the church at St Ninian's are suspended until further notice.