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Advent Spiral

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Advent Spiral

Plan your week of Spiritual Exploration

Advent is the time the church sets aside for us to prepare for the mystery of Christmas.

At Wymondham Abbey we offer the Advent Spiral. It has proved very popular as a lovely gentle meditation anyone can do. You are invited to light a candle and carry it slowly into the centre of the Spiral and leave it at the manger at the centre.

The atmosphere is wonderful and reflective. It only takes a few minutes to walk the spiral – but most people stay longer. There will be places to sit and reflect and the beauty and the gentle music make this a ‘spa for your spirit’.

Preparation for Christmas keeps so many people busy and stressed – this is the antidote. Come and slow down find a deep and nourishing peace. It is an opportunity to enter more deeply into the life of God and find strength, renewal and the peace.  We warmly welcome people of any faith or none at all – we hope that all can find it beneficial.

The Spiral will be available from Monday afternoon, 12 December, to Friday afternoon 16 December. As well as the spiral, laid out in the main part of the church, there will be a number of additional activities, listed below:

Monday 12 December

  • Spiral available 2 pm – 4 pm;  come and enjoy its quiet beauty.

Tuesday 13 December

  • Spiral available all day 10 am – 8:30 pm
  • 10:00 - ‘A Spiral Toddle’ – suitable for toddlers and young children (and their grown-ups!)
  • 12:30 – 2:00pm – simple soup and a roll lunch (in the St Benedict’s servery) - no need to book. Donations towards the Abbey’s support for those in need.
  • 2 pm - led teaching and experience of  Contemplative Prayer with tea and cake
  • 6 pm -  led session on Contemplative Prayer  with  the Centring prayer and Neti neti traditions; tea and cake served. The 2pm and 6pm sessions are different; you may like to come to either or to both.

Wednesday 14 December

  • Spiral available  all day 8:30 am – 8:30pm
  • Today we have a day of contemplation and prayer. Take the opportunity to deepen your contemplative experience and nourish your prayer life.
  • Drop in and take the opportunity to discuss your prayer experience or requirements with a priest.
  • Or join a priest for a fuller exploration and some guided prayer. You will meet with a priest in the morning and again in the afternoon/evening. The rest of the day you are encouraged to spend as usual – but with more prayer and mindfulness. You will need to book by ringing the office on 01953 607062.
  • 9:30am - Holy Communion
  • 12:30 – 2:00pm – simple soup and a roll lunch (in the St Benedict’s servery) - no need to book. Donations towards the Abbey’s support for those in need.

Thursday 15 December

  • Spiral available all day 10 am – 8:30 pm
  • Sessions of prayer focusing on suffering in the world throughout the day
  • 12:30 – 2:00pm – simple soup and a roll lunch (in the St Benedict’s servery) - no need to book. Donations towards the Abbey’s support for those in need.

Friday 16 December

Spiral available 10 am – 4 pm; come and enjoy its quiet beauty.

 

For details of other Christmas services at the Abbey please click here.

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