Corrymeela Events


Be Still and Know, St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast

17 Feb 2018
St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast

bestillAn Introduction to Centering Prayer

St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast

Saturday, February 17th 2018

10am – 1pm

Speaker: Alan Lorimer

Alan Lorimer is a Minister in the Methodist Church in Ireland. He is currently based in in North Belfast as a Pioneer Ministry Leader and in Mossley Methodist Church.

AlanLorimerHe is a Chartered Psychologist (PSsI) and is also an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (BABCP). Alan works with a wide range of mental health difficulties with a specialist interest in the integration of spirituality and psychotherapy. He practices and is trained in Mindfulness– based CBT and is a trainer and retreat leader in Centering Prayer. Alan is a member of the Core Team of Contemplative Outreach Ireland.

Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer that prepares us to receive the gift of contemplative prayer, prayer in which we experience God’s presence within us, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself. This method of prayer is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship. It is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer, rather it is one means of grace. Through this workshop, Alan will outline the background to centering prayer and introduce how to practise this form of prayer. There will also be an opportunity to practise centering prayer.

To register your interest, please contact Alan Lorimer at 0771 749 6686 or; Desney Cromey at 028 9086 4563 or
Trevor Williams at

This stand–alone event will be followed by Sanctus – Come savour silence in the rhythm
of prayer in sacred space at St Anne’s on Wednesdays February 21, 28 and March 7, 14 and 21 @ 4.30pm in the Chapel of Unity. Followed by Choral Evensong at 5.30pm.

Hosted by St Anne’s Cathedral and the Corrymeela Community.

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