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
Location: cnr Brigalow & Mount Sts (the hall @ St Ninian’s), 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
Advent Zoom Discussion Series with Nikolai Blaskow
All are invited to join Nikolai for the last of the DVD series of James Alison’s Jesus the Forgiving Victim. For more information and the Zoom link. Read more
Benedictus AGM, December 9 (after our Saturday service)
Our Annual General Meeting will be held (in-person and online) on Saturday December 9 at 730pm. All are welcome.
Book Launch - Sunday 10 December, 2.30pm
Join us to celebrate and launch 'No Sense of Entitlement', by Heather Thomson. Read more
Sacred Geography - A Pilgrimage Without and Within
In late January Sarah and Neil will be partnering with the Tasmanian Walking Company to lead a contemplative walk on the Overland Track in Tasmania. This is a spectacular journey and we love to share it with members of Benedictus. Read more
Kaleidoscope - Quiet Afternoons for Children
Our next Kaleidoscope gathering is on Sunday 3 December. Read more