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Morning Calm

22 January 2017


Morning Calm - a reflective time for people of any faith or of none - begins again on Monday 23rd January 2017. Between 8.40 and 8.55am each weekday morning (Monday-Friday) those coming into St George's will hear a short musical prelude (played by advanced piano and organ students from the Royal College of Music) followed by a period of silence and recollection and ending (for those who wish to remain)with few short prayers.

The Rector writes:-

Modern living can make us very unaccustomed to silence and stillness. Often people feel threatened by the thought of silence even for a short time. Sometimes I am amazed by the noise issuing from a neighbouring car as I cross the street here in London and I wonder why people are so unaware of the value of silence.

When I am fortunate enough to visit the country, I often notice the soothing effect that the silence has on me. When I take the trouble to slow down, I become more conscious of the presence of God in my life. It is not even necessary to spend a lot of time in this form of spiritual exercise. It can be done in a minute. A train journey may give you time to think and be silent. A visit to the park may dispose you to greater awareness of the presence of God. Turning off the radio or TV may give you an inkling of the possibilities that silence has to offer. Whatever happens, don’t be afraid of the silence within and without. The real purpose of silence is to be able to ‘hear’ God with inner ears.
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