Introduction to the Nazareth Community Workshop

An introduction to the Nazareth Community as pathway to spiritual renewal

Monday, 8 February 2021, 14:00 – 15:30 GMT. Register for a Zoom invite at

The Nazareth Community was established at St Martin’s in March 2018, now with over seventy five members. It is an experiment in being with:

  • with Silence
  • with Scripture
  • with Service
  • with Sacrament
  • with Sharing
  • with Sabbath
  • Staying with

The Nazareth Community has brought together members of St Martin’s, and other churches, in all their diversity, to learn to live the Christian life more intentionally, in the midst of busy lives. The community provides a pattern for contemplative prayer, social action, theological reflection, liturgical ministry and sharing together. We are a dispersed community, in our own homes and contexts, but with a commitment to seven simple disciplines to renew lives.

The workshop will be led by Revd Richard Carter and Revd Catherine Duce, and is an opportunity to learn about the life of the community, and to consider how it could be applied in your own contexts.

Richard is the leader of the Nazareth Community and author of The City is My Monastery: a Contemporary Rule of Life; published by Canterbury Press in 2019.

The afternoon will mirror the Saturday morning sharing time. The session will include:

  • An introduction to the Nazareth Community’s simple way of life;
  • Prayer & silence;
  • A shared lectio divina;
  • Q&A and time for your own reflections.