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Are you exhausted by the constant assault of noise in our daily lives? Do you look for somewhere – anywhere – where you can be quiet, even if just for a short while and when you get it, what should you do with it?
Have you wondered what it would be like to experience the Minster after hours, when the daily operations have disappeared?
Silence in the Minster could well be the occasion you’ve been looking for.
The events will take place on the Thursdays during Lent (14th, 21st, 28th March, 4th and 11th April ) from 7pm to 9.10pm.
The evenings will start with Canon Chris Collingwood giving a talk on how to use silence – drawing on the deep well of teaching, resources and experience in the Christian contemplative tradition – before leading periods of silent meditation. Occasional readings of poetry and music during the evening will also help to sustain an atmosphere of stillness and calm.
The evenings will conclude with Choral Compline sung by the Ebor Singers in the Quire at 8.40pm. All are welcome to take part in Compline or to exit the building at this stage.
The evenings are open to all, whether you are a person of faith or not, or for those who already have experience of contemplative prayer and meditation. Those taking part will also have the opportunity to explore the space of the Minster by wandering around at will or just sitting in silence and letting the Minster ‘speak.’
This is a free service. All welcome. Access is via the North West Door.
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