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St Peter's Centre,

a place for Mindfulness as a way of living,

a place for contemplation. 

We are a group of Christian and Non Christian persons who are passionate about Mindfulness and Spirituality.

As part of our vision at St Peter's we wish to answer to the needs of our Local community by promoting

St Peter's Church as a Centre for Mindfulness and Spirituality.

Deeply rooted in the Christian Tradition of meditation and contemplation, 

the St Peter's Centre encourages the participants to the different courses to learn the contemplative practice

as a skill and as a discipline that helps open doorways to live in the present moment.

Through our courses and workshops we promote mindfulness as a state of being.

Hospitality, openness, and refraining from judging are key aspects of human mindfulness.


According to the Great religious Traditions, mindfulness is awareness, awareness of a presence. Along with the Desert Mothers and Fathers, and the Great Mystics of the world we advocate for a school of mindfulness as

"full consciousness and great awareness", the doorway to authentic prayer and contemplation.

At the Centre for Mindfulness and Spirituality we offer courses and workshops about

Christian Meditation and Mindfulness learning from the experience and expertise of the teachers who share their wisdom through Art, Creative Writing, Yoga for Adults and for Children, Mindful Eating and Music.


The Oak


At midday it would softly draw me there

To marvel at its timeless knotted form

My soul entranced, in peace, and in repair

Absorbed and from all earthly conscience torn

With dust and leaves entwined through nooks and veins

So many tales could flourish in its web

Yet somehow they would never take the reins

And form clear thoughts within my dreamy head

I cannot now imagine how and when

these simple pleasures could with ease reboot

And I could now return once there again 

To find pure joy and bliss within a root

Such memories form an image I embrace

While others fade and sink without a trace

So, to this oak tree I will make a vow

To honour and respect the here and now.

by Susannah S.

Thank you for your course Fabrizio & Jinny.     I enjoyed the four sessions which I was able to attend and appreciated the various ways of using Mindfulness.  Counting the breath, being still with the breath…letting thoughts drift away in clouds or letting thoughts arise and pass...  There was much to ponder and experience…along with the wonderful Visualisation meditation of gratitude to a special person in our lives.    It took seconds for a wonderful person who influenced and supported my younger years to be there with me. 


 Being part of the group was also therapeutic as it is wonderful to share and contribute with others in a quiet, purposeful space.  

I found 30 minutes a day challenging as by 20 – 25  minutes I was coming up to the surface, aware of commitments ahead.   

Over the years, I would have been called an occasional meditator but I aim to be become a regular one!

Thank you so much.   Looking forward to meeting again. 



Thank you very much for a very informative and engaging course, it was very helpful and I hope the following sessions also continue to help us with our diving into this fascinating world. I have found it a good mixture of theory and practise, where we have learnt a great deal about the theoretical aspect of things, but have also been able to put some of the concepts into practise. I do agree with most of the participants that doing group sessions can be very helpful, not so much for the group aspect of things, but I suspect because of the guidance you provide.


The Mindfulness and Creative Writing Course began to benefit me from day one. The classes were very well taught, engaging, and balanced. The practical exercises were challenging, very useful/relatable, and enjoyable. I met some amazing people, and learnt so much… I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in creative writing. Combining both subjects proved to be a genius collaboration. Everyone present fully participated. Awesome! 



Mindfulness is about staying in the present moment


Being mindful is a state of mind accessible and relevant to all of us. Hospitality, openness, and refraining from judging are key aspects of human mindfulness. The practitioner is encouraged to take an hospitable attitude to whatever thoughts and experiences arise, to consider them as they are, without evaluating them or getting bogged down in analysing them. Being mindful then is about letting the thoughts flow as well as being open to them, while trying to not let them become our identity.

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Nan-in, a Japanese master during the Meiji era (1868-1912), received a university professor who came to inquire about Zen. Nan-in served tea. He poured his visitor’s cup full, and then kept on pouring. The professor watched the overflow until he could no longer restrain himself. “It is overfull. No more will go in!”

“Like this cup,” Nan-in said, “you are full of your own opinions and speculations. How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup?”


St Peter's Church, Southfield Road, London, W4 1BB

020 8994 4281

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