Our community establishment, January 2016.
Redditch is a town in north-east Worcestershire, some 15 miles south of Birmingham. Redditch Carmelite Spirituality Group was established in January 2016, and meets at the Parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
Our aim is to focus on deepening our relationship with Jesus Christ under the inspiration of our two principal inspirations - Our Mother, Mary of Mount Carmel, and the great Old Testament prophet Elijah - as well as all the other Saints of the Carmelite Family.
The Carmelite Spirituality Group (CSG) meets for prayer, formation in the Carmelite tradition, lectio divina (meditation on Holy Scripture) and for fellowship.
The Redditch Carmelite Spirituality Group is ecumenical and as such is open to Catholics and non-Catholics alike, to young adults and the not-so young! No commitment is required and all are welcome.
Some of our regular participants have discerned a vocation to the Carmelite Third Order (Secular).
Our community celebrated with the first members to be received into the Carmelite Third Order in July 2016.
The Redditch CSG has strong links with other Carmelite communities in the area, including the Corpus Christi Carmelites in Birmingham, and the Carmelite Third Order Chapters in Birmingham, Coventry, and Leicester. Together with these communities the Birmingham Third Order Chapter takes part in an annual Midlands Carmelite retreat, which varies in location and time of year; regular venues include the Redemptorist Pastoral Centre at Hawkstone Hall and the Discalced Carmelite Priory at Boars Hill.
Meeting Venue & Time
Parish Centre, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Beoley Road West, Redditch, B98 8LT
We meet in the Parish Centre on the Third Saturdays of the Month (January to December) beginning at 11.15am. The prayer meeting ends with a shared lunch that starts at 1.45pm. Tea/coffee and biscuits are also served.
For further information
Please contact the convenor, Susan Salam, via email or telephone: 07789 741900