St James’s Church Piccadilly
St James’s Church Piccadilly in London offers us space to publicise our activities and to hold occasional events. Our office base is there.
LSC has its own steering group and also keeps in touch with St James’s Parochial Church Council. We are very appreciative to Revd. Lucy Winkett, the Rector of St. James’s, for all the practical help she has made available to assist our work.
One of St James’s goals is to create a space “where people of any faith or none can question and discover the sacred in life through openness, struggle, laughter and prayer”.
The following quotes from St James’s website home page illustrate an ethos that Living Spirituality Connections shares:
When asked about a life lived in Christian authenticity, a novice master said that to be a Christian was not to know the answers but to begin to live in the part of the self where the question is born. He was speaking of an attitude of listening, of awareness of presence, of an openness to mystery.
A happiness that is sought for ourselves alone can never be found; for a happiness that is diminished by being shared is not big enough to make us happy.
Holy Rood House
Holy Rood House in Thirsk in Yorkshire, is also a base for Living Spirituality Connections.
Holy Rood is a centre, a home and a community. “Hospitality is at the heart of all we are and do. We are here for people at times of needs. People come to Holyrood from all over the UK and from other countries.” Holyrood is a charity with a gentle Christian ethos. Holyrood provides professional therapeutic help, programmes of events, and space for rest and relaxation.
Holy Rood is also home to the Centre for the Study of Theology and Health – www.holyroodhouse.org.uk/page24.html.
The process of spiritual accompaniment within the safer space of hospitable community holds an authority within itself to name, experience and embody divinity.
We also have a network of regional contacts covering much of the UK and Ireland. Details of them can be found here.