In this Reflection Series of the Moot Community Podcast, Aaron Kennedy, Jonny Spoor and Ian Mobsby discuss the place of Christian Meditation as a spiritual practice. In the Moot Community Rhythm of Life is the commitment to the practice of prayer and meditation (daily, rhythmic, individual and in community). So what are the benefits? What does meditation bring? How do you start? And how do you sustain regular meditation? This podcast seeks to engage with these issues, and ends with some advice from one of our teachers, the Benedictine Monk John Main.
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In this first Moot podcast of 2012 Aaron Kennedy talks to Tobias Jones about what inspired him to set up his community house in the woods near Bristol, what its like, and what communities like it are saying to the church today. Tobias Jones is a freelance writer, well-known for his books The Dark Heart of Italy and Utopian Dreams, and his regular column in the Observer, in which he relates his experiences of living in community. For information on the Windsor Hill Wood Community see their website . For more information on New Monasticism see here. We apologise for the drop in sound quality in some parts of this podcast.
Every now and then, members of the Moot Community lay on an afternoon tea to give room for those who are new to the community or interested in our vision and plans, to be able to ask questions, and to hear a little of our new monastic basis.
We are holding an informal event involving afternoon tea in St Mary Aldermary on Saturday 29 October, from 3pm to 5pm, including Ian Mobsby, Vanessa Elston and others. So if you are interested in coming and want more info and book a place, click here. We ask only for a financial donation towards costs. For more information, please email.
This event is open to anyone who is interested but particularly for new people to the Moot Community, or those who are interested in talking to us about the community.
Moot and the London Centre for Spirituality to co-host a one day conference – building ecclesial communities out of contextual mission
On Monday 16th May Moot and the London Centre for Spirituality are hosting a one day conference for the Fresh Expressions Roundtable for the promotion of contemplative and sacramental fresh expressions of church.
We have 96 people booked in and had to stop there as there is literally no more room at the London Centre for Spirituality!
We hope the day will explore the theme of enriching the church in the development of contemplative fresh expressions of the church, with a vision of putting back the spirituality back into Western Christianity cauterised by 500 years of scientific rationalism.
It’s going to be a good day. For those booked in, please see the updated programme below:
In this the final of three podcasts recorded on the 1st Febrary 2011 at the London Centre for Spirituality for the launch of the new book New Monasticism as fresh expressions of the church (Second book in the Ancient Faith Future Mission Series), a panel of practitioners and missioners dialogue with a gathered audience to explore the importance of New Monasticism. The panel includes Aaron Kennedy and Ian Mobsby from the Moot Community, Graham Cray the Archbishop’s Missioner and Leader for Fresh Expressions, Ian Adams from CMS Small Missional Communities, Cris Rogers of the All Hallows Bow Church Community, Andy Freeman of 24-7 and the Reconcile Community, Diane Kershaw of the Order of Mission, Tessa Holland of Contemplative Fire, and Brother Sam of the Anglican Franciscans.
At the Moot Community Easter Sunday Service, Aaron Kennedy explores the shock, beauty and paradox of the resurrection, and what it means for Christians in 21st Century at different stages in the spiritual journey of faith. This is followed by the Easter Peace and a hymn. Christ is Risen, He is Risen Indeed!
Hi there men of moot! Just a reminder that there’s a ‘walk n talk’ on the 6th March to discuss men’s spirituality. Basically this is a chance to get together and start looking at the spiritual issues that come with being a man; And to discuss whether we’d like to have some future events.
So if you’re interested meet us at 2pm at Baker Street tube for in a walk in Regents park and then some food in a pub. Please let Aaron know if you are coming.
All best. Tim
At the Moot Eucharist Service on Sunday 20th February 2011 in the Church of St Mary Aldermary in the City of London, Aaron Kennedy explores the theme of Eucharistic Living.
Attention men of Moot! Who is that exactly? Well, if you go to Moot and you’re a man, its you. Aaron Kennedy and Tim Dendy have been thinking for a while now that they’d like to organise some events that look at what it means to be a ‘man’ today – and so we are inviting whoever feels similarly curious to meet up for a walk and a late lunch on the 6 March to throw some ideas around.
What are the biggest problems you are facing as a man today?
How could Moot better support you discover what true masculinity looks like?
Exact details confirmed nearer the time. For now, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.