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Annual Gathering 2019 – Exploring mindfulness and Quiet Gardens
11 May @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm£15
Exploring mindfulness and Quiet Gardens
Quiet Garden Movement Annual Gathering 2019
from 10am until 4pm on Saturday 11 May 2019
at St Mark’s Quiet Garden, Haydock, Merseyside
Join us for our Annual Gathering and experience the community Quiet Garden at St Mark’s Haydock, at St Mark’s Quiet Garden, Haydock, Merseyside on Saturday 11 May 2019.
This is a day for everyone involved in Quiet Gardens and anyone who is interested in visiting one for the first time. It will take place at the Quiet Garden of St Mark’s Church Haydock in Merseyside and include talks, practical workshops and discussion – with opportunities for silent practice and to meet with others from the Quiet Garden Movement.
We will explore the practice of mindfulness with Tim Stead, author of ‘See, Love, Be: Mindfulness and the spiritual life’ and ‘Mindfulness and Christian Spirituality: Making space for God‘.
Tim is an accredited mindfulness teacher and associate of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. A former Church of England Vicar, he now operates as a freelance mindfulness teacher and writer.
“… mindfulness is not alien to our tradition and we will find huge overlaps with Christian writers. But I still feel that mindfulness, with its Eastern influences and scientific adaptations, can offer much to Christianity. In fact I would go further to suggest that Christianity (especially the Western forms) urgently needs to take on board the insights of mindfulness…”
Tim Stead – From ‘Mindfulness and Christian Spirituality: Making space for God‘ (2016).
St Mark’s Quiet Garden, Haydock, Merseyside
Opened in 2010 the garden is on an area of formerly derelict ground adjacent to the church. It has informal, formal and wildlife areas for biodiversity, and a Spiritual Walk with Labyrinth. It is an intrinsic part of the Eco-Church plan of St. Mark’s, which also runs a café and community projects on-site.
Travel: St. Mark’s Church is on West End Rd off Park Street, in Haydock, WA11 0AX.
By car: Off the M6 Jnc 23.
By rail to: St. Helens Central, Newton Le Willows (frequent trains on the Liverpool-Manchester route) or Earlestown (for services from Wales and the south via Chester), with local minibus pick-up.
Tea and coffee provided – bring your own packed lunch.
To book your place please use our online booking system below, where you can pay online or by cheque, alternatively complete and print the booking form or call the Quiet Garden Office on 01494 578909.
The ticket price goes towards covering the costs of organising the day – but should this mean you are unable to join us please contact us to enquire about a concessions ticket.