St. George's Anglican ChurchPickering Village

Join Us For Worship

  • 10:00 am Thursday - Communion Service
  • 9:00 am Sunday - Historic Church Worship Service
  • 10:30 am Sunday - Worship Centre Worship Service
  • 77 Randall Drive, Ajax ON - Directions
  • (905) 683-7981 stgeorgesajax@gmail.com

Meditation

Are you seeking some peace and quiet in your life?

Then come and be spiritually nourished and free yourself of stress for a short while. In today’s busy world we often do not find many opportunities to de-stress while also opening ourselves to grow spiritually. We invite you to experience quiet time with our group. Maybe your physical and mental health will also be enriched through some of the known benefits of meditation like lowering of blood pressure, improved attention, boost to the immune system, reduction of stress when living with chronic illness, or finding peace and joy in life.

  • We meet weekly on Tuesdays either at 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 7.30 p.m. to 8.45 p.m.
  • Introductory workshops also available on request.
  • Contact Rev. Marilyn Metcalfe at rev.marilynmetcalfe@gmail.com

Website links:  www.wccm-canada.ca   www.wccm.org

What we do when we meet

  • Gather in Worship Centre
  • Listen to a talk, or watch a video from a spiritual leader
  • Meditate silently using a mantra (prayer word)

“Meditation is rightly seen as the way of spiritual growth, of human development.  But it is above all else a gentle process of growing into the freedom that is beyond all limitations. Once we pass a limitation that has previously held us back, we discover that we are free from it for all eternity.”

John Main, OSB, The Heart of Creation

 

“Meditation opens the common ground between all traditions and cultures, religious, secular and scientific.  In a world that is growing increasingly aware of its need for stability and depth, Christian Meditation is speaking to more and more people.  This prayer of silence, found in Christian tradition from earliest times, leads us beyond words, thoughts and images to experience the presence of Christ within us.  Christian Meditation is central to the Christian experience and is available to all.”

Laurence Freeman, OSB.  Director of the World Community for Christian Meditation

 

“Learning to meditate is not just a matter of mastering a technique.  It is much more learning to appreciate and respond directly to the depths of your own nature, not human nature in general, but your own nature in particular.”

John Main,OSB

Labyrinth

The labyrinth is a path of prayer – a walking meditation and spiritual practice. It has only one path that leads from the outer edge in a circuitous way to the center. There are no tricks to it and no dead ends.

St. George’s has an indoor 7-circuit modified Chartres labyrinth which takes about 20-30 minutes to walk. It is open on the second Tuesday of every month from 1-3 p.m. and again in the evening from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.

Individual or group workshops available on request. Contact: rev.marilynmetcalfe@gmail.com

Website: www.veriditas.org, www.labyrinthnetwork.ca

“The Labyrinth is a tool to guide healing, deepen self-knowledge and empower creativity. It clears the mind and gives insight into the spiritual journey. We bring our unique hopes, dreams, history and longings of the soul to the Labyrinth.”

The Rev. Dr. Lauren Artress