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Great Get-together in Honour of Jo Cox

The highlight of our summer was when more than 200 people enjoyed glorious sunshine and were regaled by local musicians in the beautiful garden of St Ethelwolds House in honour of Jo Cox and in support of our commitment to solidarity, justice and peace in our society..

The newly elected MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, Layla Moran, was introduced and welcomed by her friend, Jan Morter, the new mayor of Abingdon.

The event was the product of a collaboration between local groups Abingdon More in Common, St Ethelwolds House, Host Abingdon, Host UK, Abingdon Carbon Cutters and Abingdon Peace Group. They joined others across the country participating in over 100,000 events to celebrate what we have in common as part of the Great Get Together weekend.

Emma Beacham, the co-ordinator of Abingdon More in Common, said ‘Jo had a great sense of community, and believed passionately in bringing people together, she also loved a party, and that’s why the Great get Together is such a fantastic way to honor her memory.’

A Million Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make this such a memorable day.

EXPLORING THE MYSTERY

Some call it God; some call it Love. Once a month we explore the deeper mystery behind all life using poetry, music, readings and a simple ritual such as lighting a candle. Exploring the Mystery uses the inspiration of all religions and spiritual traditions in a setting of quiet reflection and fellowship.

Click here if you would like to see some of our Exploring the Mystery celebrations. The next ‘exploration’ will on Sunday 27th August at 5.00 p.m. ALL WELCOME.

MEDITATION AT ST ETHELWOLD’S HOUSE:
MINDFULNESS MEDITATION
Every Monday 12.30 – 1.15 p.m. Free or by donationThis regular group explores Mindfulness both as a way of life and as a meditation practice. Each session includes an introductory talk, some mindfulness practices and a chance to share experience.
For more information contact Adrian at adrianrance220@gmail.com

GUIDED VISUALISATION MEDITATION
Every Tuesday 7.00 – 8.15 p.m. £5 per session.

Guided visualization meditations is open to anyone who wishes to focus on positive energies, recharge their batteries and connect with their inner self. Bring comfortable clothing and a yoga mat if you like to lie down during meditation. Contact Karen Jane
Facebook: Guided Meditation Group at karenjanesoulsessions
email karenjanesoulsessions@gmail.com

SIMPLY SILENCE
Every Friday 12.30 – 1.15 p.m. Free or by donation

Half an hour of silent meditation introduced by a short reading by some music. The readings may be taken from different religious or spiritual traditions or may be poems. Participants in the group take it in turns to offer the introduction to the meditation.
For more information contact Adrian adrianrance220@gmail.com

…and finally
Please do get in contact if you have any queries or comments, and do tell anyone else that would be interested in hearing about events at St Ethelwold’s.

With love and blessings from The Fellowship of St Ethelwold