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
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
Saturday Service - In Person and Zoom
Benedictus has resumed as a physical gathering as well as being offered via Zoom. Numbers are restricted to 40 for the physical gathering and bookings are essential. Read more
Kaleidoscope for Children
Our next quiet afternoon for children will gather on Monday 21 December. Inquiries welcome. Read more
Wednesday Blog: 'Walking in the Rain'
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. Please feel free to participate as you feel drawn. Read more