…..providing opportunities for young adults to develop and sustain their faith and spirituality
At times, we all need to find space to step back from the busyness of life and spend time reflecting on life and connecting with God. Here are some ideas of places to find this space:
This monastic community welcomes thousands of young people every year from all over the world to join with them for a week. They describe the experience as this: “
A stay at Taizé is an opportunity to seek communion with God in prayer, singing, silence and reflection. It can be possible to rediscover an inner peace, a meaning to life and a new impetus. E
xperiencing a simple life shared with others reminds us that daily life is the place where Christ is waiting for us.
Some young people are looking for ways of following Christ with their whole lives. A stay in Taizé can help discern this call.”
Each day, brothers of the community introduce a Bible reflection, followed by a time of silence and sharing in small groups. In the afternoon, workshops help to deepen the relationship between faith and life in the areas of work, social questions, art and culture, the search for world peace. Young adults who wish can spend the week or the weekend in silence, to take time to listen to how God speaks to them in prayer, in the Bible or through the events of their life.
If you’d like to visit Taizé, details can be found on their website.
Where: Boughton House, near Kettering
When: Annually, over the August bank holiday weekend
Billed as the place where ‘arts, faith and justice’ collide, Greenbelt offers a fusion of music, performance, thought-provoking talks, visual arts, worship, literature, film, comedy and children’s activities. Details of this year’s line up can be found on their website.
When: There are two two Momentum events each year; one is a five-day summer conference in Somerset, the other is a weekend at Sherwood Forest Center Parcs in March
What: Soul Survivor’s older sibling is designed for students and those in their 20s and 30s. It’s an ideal place for young adults to connect with God, hang out with each other, renew their vision and delve deeper into life’s big issues.
Young Adults Pilgrimage, Walsingham
Each year thousands of people, young and old, from all over the United Kingdom and from other parts of the world make their way to the village of Walsingham in Norfolk to live the daily round of prayer and worship. Annual Young Adults pilgrimages take place and more details can be found here.
Community of St Anselm
The Archbishop of Canterbury invites Christians aged 20-35 from around the world to spend one year in a radical Jesus-centred community of prayer, study and serving local communities – all based at Lambeth Palace in London. For more information, see here