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Silence in the Minster

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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 and the daily operations have disappeared?

Silence in the Minster could well be the occasion you’ve been looking for.

The event, organised by The York Minster Pilgrimage Group, will take place on Wednesdays 22 May, 26 June and 24 July from 7.00 to 9.00pm.

The evening 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 during the evening will also help to sustain an atmosphere of stillness and calm.

The evening is 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 South Piazza door.

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