There are lots of meditation groups meeting regularly across Manchester and the North West. Everyone is welcome. To find a group near you, please see the list below and / or contact one of the Regional Coordinators below.
In addition to our weekly groups (see below), we meet on the last Saturday of each month at 1.30pm, in the Parish Hall of Our Lady’s church, Raby Street, Moss Side, Manchester. M16 7JQ.
Contact: Pat Higgins 0161 962 8661
NORTH WEST REGIONAL COORDINATORS:
SOUTH MANCHESTER, CHESHIRE AND MERSEYSIDE – Pat Higgins- telephone 0161 962 8661, email firstname.lastname@example.org -see groups below
NORTH MANCHESTER AND LANCASHIRE – Joanne Caine-telephone 0161 653 8725, email email@example.com Website: christianmeditationlancashire.co.uk
CUMBRIA – Richard Broughton- telephone 01946 862990, email firstname.lastname@example.org
ISLE OF MAN – Bernie Roberts – telephone 01624 676274, email email@example.com
SOUTH MANCHESTER, CHESHIRE and MERSEYSIDE MEDITATION GROUPS
St Mary’s Church, Bowdon, Altrincham, WA14 2TR meets Wednesday evenings at 8pm. Contact Group leader Michael Jackson 0161 929 9931
“Woodeaves”, Wicker Lane, Hale Barnes, Altrincham WA15 0HF meets Tuesday mornings (term time only) 11am. Contact Group Leader Michael Lochery 0161 486 9290
The Parish Rooms, St. Anne’s Church, Vicarage Avenue, Cheadle Hulme, SK8 7JW meets Fridays at 7pm. Contact Group Leader Michael Lochery 0161 486 9290
Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Church, Raby St, Moss Side M16 7JQ meets in the chapel Thursday evenings at 7pm. Contact Group Leader Sheila Wood 0161 236 2354
Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Church, Raby St, Moss Side M16 7JQ meets in the parish hall on the last Saturday each month from 1.30pm. Contact Group Leader Pat Higgins 0161 962 8661
28 Rydal Rd. Haslingden, Rossendale BB4 4EE meeting on Friday evenings at 6.30pm. Contact Group Leader Angela Gregson 01706 563024
St. Margaret Ward Church, Cherry Lane, Sale M33 4GY meets each Tuesday evening at 7.30pm. Contact Pat Higgins 0161 962 8661
21 Daresby Close, Sale Moor M33 2RY meets each Monday afternoon at 1.30pm. Contact Kath Dunning 0161 962 0936
27 Hartington Close, Urmston M41 0SJ meets each Thursday evening at 8pm. Contact Group Leader Maureen Rice 0161 747 7343
St Margaret’s Church, Rufford Rd. Whalley Range, M16 8AE meets monthly April to September on the last Thursday of the month at 6.45pm – 8.15pm. Contact Group Leader Malgorzata Kmita 0161 478 7107
L’arche Community, 9-11 Heathside Rd. Withington, M20 4XW meets on Monday evenings at 8pm. Contact Group Leader David Jackman 0161 226 4607
Dean Row Chapel, Chapel Rd. Wilmslow SK9 2BX meets in the vestry on Friday evenings at 7pm. Contact Group Leader Rev. Jeffrey Lane Gould 01625 402952
MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE
Manchester Cathedral, Cathedral Square, Manchester M3 1SX meets in the library on the first Saturday of each month at 10.30am-12noon. Contact Joanne Caine 0161 653 8725
St. Peter’s Church, Bier House, Paradise Lane, Formby L37 7EH meets each Monday morning at 10.30am. Contact Helen Garmon-Jones 01704 876774
Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, St. James Mount, Liverpool L1 7AZ meets in the Holy Spirit Chapel on Wednesdays at 12.45-1.45. Contact Group Leader Rev Ruth Stock 07895210222
Starting A New Group
What to do if there is no meditation group in your area.
You could consider starting a new meditation group yourself. But, you may say, I wouldn’t feel able or qualified!
You could visit an already established group and see how that is run. One common format is to play a talk by John Main and then do a period of silent meditation practice together.
So don’t worry about being qualified. The teaching will be delivered by John Main, in the form of one of the hundreds of audio recorded talks that he left us, which was his legacy left to us, to continue the work.
So, to start a group all you really need is a CD player, a room, and one or two people. Remember what the Teacher said: where one or two are gathered in my name I am there among you! If you are interested in starting a new group please get in touch with your local group.