Saturday Service – 6pm 

  • To attend in person, no need to register – just come!
  • To attend via zoom, click here (meeting passcode 864207). For tonight’s liturgy, click here.

On-line Evening Meditation – 5.30pm Sunday-Friday

  • To attend via zoom, click here (meeting passcode 864207)
  • For guidance on how to meditate, click here

On-line Morning Meditation – 8.15am Monday-Friday

  • To attend via zoom, click here (meeting passcode 600361)

Zoom Sandwich – 12.30pm Fridays

  • To attend via zoom, click here (meeting passcode 864207)
  • All are welcome to share lunch and conversation!

Supporting Benedictus

Benedictus is a self-supporting community relying entirely on donations to sustain our ministry. If you are able to make a regular or one-off financial contribution by direct debit or via our PayPal account, we would very much value your support:

Direct debit: Benedictus Contemplative Church; BSB 633 000; Account No. 153841135

PayPal payment: click here

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
E. info@benedictus.com.au

‘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

Upcoming events

Pilgrim's Progress
Neil and Sarah will be walking the Camino Primitivo and Camino Ingles in the coming weeks. If you'd like to follow our progress, here is the link to our blog! Buen Camino! Read more

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.

Spring Program - At the Waterhole
A rich program of events is offered for Spring at Benedictus, including Simply Alive-creative space for busy people, a poetry workshop, and a finger labyrinth evening. 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 August 21. Inquiries welcome. 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