The Julian Meetings

Silent Prayer Together

The Shoreham-by-Sea Julian Meeting meets on the first and third Monday of each month, from 7.30-8.30. 

The meetings will be held at the Convent at 22 Buckingham Rd, Shoreham-by-Sea BN43 5UB.

The Julian Meeting provides an opportunity to explore silent prayer together.  After a short reading, the meeting then remains silent for half an hour, and members can use that silence prayerfully in any way they chose.  There is then a half hour together for tea or coffee and a social time.  

Contemplative prayer has been part of the Christian tradition since earliest times. In the medieval period it became mostly associated with monasticism, but in the 20th century it was reclaimed as a normal part of many people’s spiritual journey. The Julian Meetings is a network of groups to foster contemplative prayer in the Christian tradition. In contemplation we just ‘are’ before God with the four ‘S’s: Stillness, Silence, Simplicity, Surrender.

If anyone wants to know more about silent or contemplative prayer, resources can be made available.  Spending a quiet time together is a great way of exploring the presence of God, and everyone, from any tradition, is invited to join us.

If anyone would like to ask questions about the meeting, you are welcome to call Jonathan on the number below.

Jonathan Smith


Jonathan can be contacted via the Parish Office

Telephone: 01273 440202

E-mail: smdh.office@gmail.com


Join Us

If you would like to receive the weekly newsletter and other news from St Mary’s by e mail, please contact us.