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
Meditation Workshop: Beginning Again
All are welcome to this workshop on Saturday 23 January, led by Sarah. The new year is a time to recommit to our practice of meditation - the workshop will be suitable for beginners as well as those who have been meditating for longer. Join us from 10 to 2.30pm (BYO lunch) at the hall @ St Ninian's. Inquiries welcome.
Kaleidoscope - Quiet Afternoons for Children
Our Kaleidoscope gatherings for primary school aged children resume on Sunday 24 January. Inquiries welcome. Read more