Expand Your Prayer Life

Contemplative prayer is as old as Christianity itself. Centering Prayer prepares us to co-operate with its priceless gifts in our daily lives. It complements and enriches your active prayer.

Let Go and Let God

Sometimes called “resting in God”, Centering Prayer gives the Holy Spirit space and time to foster your relationship with God. You consent to His presence and His action; He does the work.

Learn Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is a relationship with God and a discipline.  Three Trappist monks developed a simple method in the 1970s that you can learn. Get in touch or read more here.

Contemplative Outreach UK

Contemplative Outreach UK exists to teach Centering Prayer and to support and encourage those who want to develop their spiritual life with this discipline. COUK is part of the world-wide Contemplative Outreach movement based in the USA.

Our Programme

Get in touch with us if you’d like to organise an Introductory Day in your community. We’ll come to you; present the background and the method; and give you plenty of opportunity to practice this uniquely simple prayer.
We also offer:

  • Follow-up Courses
  • Intensive 5- or 10-day Retreats
  • Post-intensive Retreats
  • Advanced Retreats
  • Heartfulness Retreats
  • Lectio Divina
  • Courses for Facilitators
  • Courses for Presenters
Snowmass Meditation Hall

A Christian Prayer for Everyone

Many great Christian saints have cultivated contemplative prayer throughout the centuries: the Desert Fathers, John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, Meister Eckhart and Thomas Merton.

Firmly rooted in ancient Christian tradition, inspired by a centuries-old Christian text, The Cloud of Unknowing, Centering Prayer was developed in the 1970s at St. Joseph ‘s Abbey in Spencer , Massachusetts by three Trappist Monks: Fr Thomas Keating, Fr William Meninger and Fr Basil Pennington. The Contemplative Outreach movement has been growing ever since. People from all races, nations and faith traditions are discovering a way to develop a life-changing way of connecting with God by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Get in touch with us today to start your journey.