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 Weekdays (except public holidays) 12.30 – 1.00pm in St Ninian’s church 5.30 – 6.00pm on-line meditation, Sunday to Friday
Location: 150 Brigalow St (in 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
Winter Soup for the Soul - Tuesdays @ 1pm
All are welcome to join us in the Hall for a simple lunch, every Tuesday at 1pm following meditation at 12.30pm.
Winter Program - At the Waterhole
A rich program of events is offered for Winter at Benedictus, including Simply Alive-creative space for busy people, a musical afternoon with John Coleman, and a special film and spirituality series. For details, see At the Waterhole; for the program at a glance: Read more
Kaleidoscope - Quiet Afternoons for Children
Our next Kaleidoscope gathering for primary school aged children will be held on Thursday July 14. Inquiries welcome. Read more
A Musical Afternoon with John Coleman
Singer-songwriter John Coleman will perform at Benedictus on Sunday 7 August, 2-4pm. Read more
Sacred Geography: A Pilgrimage Without and Within
In January 2023, Sarah and Neil will be walking Tasmania's spectacular Overland Track with the Tasmanian Walking Company. You are invited to join this adventure in a spirit of pilgrimage, attentive to the voice of the country and to our own truth. Read more