But there are also websites such as christianity.org.uk which is the website of the Christian Enquiry Agency which is an agency of Churches Together in England. It not only gives very helpful information but also allows you to ask for prayer or enter into an email conversation. Such a conversation comes with the following promise:
After you contact us, no one will telephone, visit, spam or bother you. We will only use the information you have given us to respond to what you have asked for.
If you wish to chat online to someone, there is a Christian organisation who you can chat to 24/7. To use this free service just click on groundwire.org.uk
Local groups – “Taketime Together”
Meditation does not always have to be a solitary exercise, and for some the experience of Taketime has developed into a desire to explore the questions they have with others.
To meet this need, Taketime has developed Taketime sessions called Taketime Together. These sessions consist of three parts.
- a 30-minute Taketime Meditation,
- Tea and Coffee and a chance to chat with others informally
- a Time of Sharing
There is an opportunity to leave after each section, so you can leave after the meditation if you wish, or after the meditation and the refreshments, or you can stay for all three sections.
This Time of Sharing is for anyone who would like to talk about their spiritual journey and look at the Bible passage on which the meditation was based.
It uses open questions inspired by the Godly Play “wondering” questions. These questions enable people to share their experiences of the meditation if they wish. The session then looks at the Bible text and allows people to share their reactions. This is achieved using a simplified version of the very accessible practice of Lectio Divina, which requires no background knowledge and values all contributions equally.
An entire Taketime Together session time will last 1 hour 30 minutes, broken down into a 30-minute meditation (with relaxation exercise); 20 minutes’ coffee and chat time; and 40 minutes’ spiritual sharing.
We are currently training leaders to run Taketime Together sessions across the country. If you are interested in finding a group to join, please Contact Us.