How can I pray?

A week of opportunities to explore different approaches to prayer and spirituality in the Christian tradition.

Saturday 9th March to Sunday 17th March 2019

St Stephen’s Church
Hales Drive Canterbury 


Saturday 9th March 10 30 am   
Introduction to the week and the resources available
Special guest speaker Barbara Wallace, 

Sunday 10th March 6pm
Service of prayer and contemplation featuring music and poetry

Monday 11th March – Friday 15th March – 9am- 4pm
The church will be open and a variety of prayer resources available, including art materials, literature and aids to contemplation.  

Morning prayers at 9.00 am and evening prayers at 4.00 pm will be followed by a chance to discuss different approaches to the inner journey. 

There will be an hour of shared silence between 11 am and noon ending with midday prayers. 

There will be said service of Holy Communion on Wednesday at 10.15 am

A labyrinth walk, visit to a quiet garden and evening activities will be available if requested.

Sunday 17th March 4 pm 
Closing tea for participants to share experiences and discuss future prayer opportunities, followed by Choral Evensong at 6.00 pm.

This is a week of opportunities. Come to as much or as little as you find helpful.  You can use it as a Lenten retreat in everyday life or just drop in when it suits you. There is no charge and no need to register, but email {This email is obscured. Your must have javascript enabled to see it} for further information, to ask for any specific activity to be included, to be kept up to date with developments in the programme or to join in online. For updates see