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
Prayer of Simplicity: A Retreat for Deepening Practice
Our first Benedictus silent retreat will be held at Galong, 25-27 January 2019. This is a retreat particularly for those who seek to deepen their practice of meditation. Read more
Benedictus is formally in recess after Christmas Day until 2 February 2019. During the month of January, all are welcome to join in simple gatherings for meditation and reflection. Saturdays 5, 12, 19 and 26 January, 6pm in the Holy Covenant church building.
Set Pools of Silence: A service of refreshment in the height of summer
Services at Benedictus formally resume at 6pm on Saturday 2 February in the Holy Covenant Church. Please join us!