Christian Meditation will take place in Hala, 1st and 3rd and Mondays of the month, 7 – 8 pm; and in Halton, 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, 7 – 8 pm. No experience necessary; all welcome. For more details, contact Jane (Halton) on 811634 or Ann-Marie (Hala) on 65442). For more information on Lancaster ecumenical groups, email Ann-Marie: a.houghton@lancaster.ac.uk
Churches Together advertise regular and occasional events on their website which may be of interest to Faithshare members. http://together.ourchurchweb.org.uk/lancaster/whats-on/page1
East meets West – Women of Faith Together – Formed in 2006, East meets West aims to bring together women living in the Lancaster area who have different faiths and cultural backgrounds, mostly Christian and Moslem, but welcome participation from all faiths. Current programme includes Healthy Living Project, swimming sessions and many other activities to enjoy together. For further details or to join the group, please contact: eastmeetswest6@gmail.com; 07767626891 (Hilary Hopwood, Co-Chair); 07766253341 (Banu Patel, Co-Chair) please note that `East meets West’ is a women-only group
Lancashire & Cumbria Liberal Judaism Community is newly formed and holds services to celebrate the Jewish Sabbath and festivals, and also Hebrew classes. To find out more or to be included on the mailing list, please contact Rabbi Robert Ash: phone 0777 531 0944; email robertash1954@gmail.com
Rolling Tide Meditation Group – This is a Zen Buddhist group who have been meeting regularly in Yealand Conyers for over 12 years; now starting meetings at the Quaker Meeting House in Lancaster. 6.30 p.m., some Thursdays. All are welcome. The meetings will include sitting and walking meditation practice and exploration of particular themes. For further information and to check dates of forthcoming meetings please contact : info@rollingtidesangha.org.uk 015242 62049 www.rollingtidesangha.org.uk/
Serene Reflection (Zen) Meditation Group follows the Soto Zen tradition, and has been meeting on Mondays at 7.30pm at Lancaster Friends Meeting House for many years. Regular introductory sessions are held on every second Monday of the month (please just turn up). Meetings include sitting meditation (Zazen), walking meditation, reflections and discussions on practice, and applying it in daily life. The group has links with Throssel Hole Buddhist Abbey. For further information contact Kate Shirra-Gibb 01524 39918 or Paul Taylor 07963369076, or see www.lancasterserenereflection.org.uk.
Taize Services – These take place at Lancaster Methodist Church, Scotforth Road. The candlelit service includes meditative singing, a time of silence and a Bible reading. The chants are simple and easy to learn and you don’t need to be a musician or a good singer to join in, but for those who would like to, meet at 7.30 to have a quick run through the songs before the service starts at 8pm. The service is based on Christian tradition, open to all, from any faith background or none.
For more details contact Rev Steve Charman on 01524 594073, or Ally Mackenzie on 07766933884; or by email to s.charman@lancaster.ac.uk