Photo by Anna Killigrew: Salt Lake Labyrinth, WA
Welcome, and thank you for visiting our website.
We are a group of people from different Christian churches and denominations (as well as those who may not be a member of any church but value silence) who meet weekly for a contemplative prayer gathering.
The gathering is usually comprised of a bible reading and reflection, 15 minutes of silent meditation, prayers and music. A typical structure for the gathering can be found HERE.
To find out more, please click on the 'about us' tab at the top of the page. To get in touch, click on the 'contact us' tab.
We look forward to meeting you.
Rev'd Michael Wood
Rottnest Island (Wadjemup) Chapel
As Anglican Chaplain to Rottnest Island, I want to offer a particular greeting to anyone spending two weeks quarantine at Rottnest, as well as to staff and their families. We know small business operators at Rottnest are doing it tough and lots of staff have lost their jobs. We are thinking of you and holding you in our prayers during this time.
It is not possible for us to be offering services in the Rottnest Chapel at the moment. Many churches are offering services online so you might like to check the website of your local church. I lead a 'live' contemplative prayer service on Sunday evenings on Zoom, the link for which is on this webpage.
Or click HERE to view Sunday services from St George's Anglican Cathedral in Perth.
If you need to have a yarn, give me a call on +61 435 065326. If you would like to talk with Fr Leon, the priest at Holy Trinity Catholic Church at Rottnest Island, call +61 8 9292 5052 (please leave a message if you get an answering machine).
The peace of Christ be with you,
We seek to be guided in our work by the following principles:
When and Where
during COVID 19
Although we normally have met at St. Columba's Anglican Church at 150 Northstead St. Scarborough, Western Australia, from Sunday 29th March we are now meeting on Zoom, every Sunday at 5pm. Click the 'join us' button a few minutes before 5pm.
The meditation/prayer time is about 40 minutes, (followed by an optional 'Talking Circle' check-in with each other 30 -40 min. This will depend on numbers). Stay for as much or as little as you like.
Tips for people new to Zoom:
(i) if you are using a smart phone or tablet, you'll need to download the free Zoom app. After downloading the app, return to this page and press the 'join us' button.
(ii) if you are using a computer you may get a pop-up at the bottom of the screen which says, 'Run' OR 'Save'. Click on 'Run'.
(iii) you will then have a choice to either 'join with video' (if you want to see everyone else and have them see you) OR 'join without video' (if you want to just listen in)
(iv) on a computer it may ask you if you want to join with 'computer audio' (use this if your computer has an inbuilt microphone) OR 'phone call' (use this if your computer does not have a microphone - it will then give you a number to dial-in from your phone).
When you arrive at the meeting the microphone will already be muted. This stops unwanted background noise during the silent meditation, During the Talking Circle you can click on this button to 'unmute' and be heard by others.
Please be patient with any problems and let me know using the 'contact us' page. We are learning this new stuff as we go. Thanks, Michael.