Come to the Well and Drink

Fiona Fidgin, the new Outreach Co-ordinator at St Anthony’s Priory, Durham says that different ways of praying suit different people at different times. “Sometimes we are thirsty for prayer and not sure how to go about it or are looking for a new way. Come to the Well and Drink is a 6 week course on prayer offering suggestions and opportunities for exploring different ways into prayer. It is experiential and reflective. No expertise is required – only a desire for God. In offering this course we want to help people to pray and live reflectively; to enable each one to enter into a deeper relationship with God. The invitation is to Come to the Well and Drink. Be refreshed, restored, resourced.”

Fiona is currently taking the course out and about to various churches and places around the North East. Contact her on 0191 374 1242 to find out more about Come to the Well and Drink.

St Basil and St James Fenham shared Come to the Well and Drink with the local Roman Catholic Parish during Lent. Those who participated in the course found it to be of real practical use: ‘The course was brilliantly adaptable to the needs of the group and to the Christian year’; ‘there was something different to try each week’. The Revd Dana Delap, Curate at St Basil and St James says ‘6 or 7 people came from St Basil and St James every week and were impressed at how it changed their prayer life and encouraged them to pray … and it gave me fresh ideas for leading intercessions and the courage to try things out’.

Frances Pattison, Reader at St John’s Killingworth facilitated Come to the Well and Drink as two Saturday workshops at Peterlee in September. Frances comments on the materials: ‘they’re easy to follow; there is variety and they cover a wide range of ideas’.

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