Study Day ‘Be Still’: The Chichester Contemplative Prayer Group

Exploring silent prayer in the Christian tradition: this Study Day will look at the life and spirituality of the Spanish mystic, St John of the Cross.

The Prayer Group will be firstly be exploring St John’s teaching on prayer, the stages along the path to what he calls ‘perfection’;  secondly St John’s wonderful poems, through which he attempted to express the ineffable – his experience of God;  and finally St John’s life, including his relationship with St Teresa of Avila.

The Study Day will be led by Dr Roy Norton, a lecturer at Oxford University specialising in the literature and religious culture of sixteenth and seventeenth century Spain.

Meet for coffee from 10am: the Study Day runs from 10.30am - 3pm. Lunch will not be provided so attendees may wish to bring along a packed lunch.

For further information and to reserve a place contact David Browning at or 01243 839922 or visit