Joint Liturgical Group of Great Britain presents

“Shaping our everyday prayer”

A Zoom Conference for all who pray and lead prayer in Christian Communities

22nd September 2021

2.30 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.    (Zoom will open at 2:00)

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There is no registration fee, but donations will be accepted on the day, for the costs of the day and the on-going work of the Joint Liturgy Group.

Contemplation & PrayerFr. David Birchall will lead the Conference in imaginative contemplation and reflective prayer.

Watch and Pray: responding to visual art as a practice of prayerRevd Peter Gardner will invite us to open our eyes, to look with attentive curiosity and to consider what we would choose to look at when we pray.  He will reflect on ways that contemporary visual art practice can enhance our ways of seeing and transform our everyday prayer as individuals and worshipping communities.

About our presenters:

Fr. David Birchall joined the Jesuits in 1976 and was ordained in 1985.  For nine years he was the Director of St Beuno’s Jesuit Spirituality centre.  He is currently Director of the Ignatian Spiritual centre in Glasgow.

Rev Peter Gardner lives and works in Glasgow. Visual artist and Church of Scotland minister, Peter studied at the University of St Andrews, Edinburgh University and Leith School of Art.  Ordained in 1988, Peter has served in rural and city centre Parishes and currently is the Church’s pioneer minister among the visual arts communities of Glasgow. Together with his wife Heidi, they form visual artist duo Gardner & Gardner ( ).  Their art practice focuses on temporary, site-specific installations and interventions, often set within the context of worshipping communities and their buildings, introducing a conceptual element into the sacred architecture and drawing attention to the sacred found in contemporary culture.