World Community for Christian Meditation (The)

The International Centre St. Mark's, Myddelton Square
London EC1R 1XX
England, UK
Phone: +44 0207 278 2070

The World Community for Christian Meditation

Mission Statement:

“To communicate and nurture meditation as passed on through the teaching of John Main in the Christian tradition, in the spirit of serving the unity of all.”

About Us:

Meditators at the John Main Seminar held at New Harmony, Indiana in 1991 gave the community a new form in The World Community for Christian Meditation. It has now spread through a hundred countries. Individuals, groups and centres share the vision of peace and unity arising from meditation. Groups meet in homes, parishes, offices, hospitals, prisons and colleges. A network of Christian Meditation Centres helps to serve this community and its teaching work. Dialogue with other faiths has arisen from this deepening of Christian spirituality in the lives of men and women in all walks of life. The link with the Benedictine monastic family is especially valued.

Since John Main’s death in 1982 Laurence Freeman OSB has continued the work John Main initiated. In 1991 The World Community for Christian Meditation was named and Fr Laurence became its spiritual teacher.

The John Main Seminar is held annually. Presenters have included Rowan Williams, Bede Griffiths, Jean Vanier, William Johnston, the Dalai Lama and Mary McAleese.

The International Centre in London serves the worldwide community and is happy to receive any queries or information.

A Quarterly Newsletter with a spiritual letter and news is distributed worldwide.


For more information please visit the website.