Spirituality

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Spirituality

Does God exist? If He does exist, what is He like? And is it possible to find Him, meet Him, talk to Him? Is He talking to us already? How?

These are big questions which people have been asking for millennia and draw different conclusions. Christians would say, yes, He does exist. He is good and He loves us. It is possible to know and meet God – although it would be impossible to know Him fully. But there are things that we can do that help us to encounter and experience God.

For example, we can pray. Prayer is speaking to God, but also allowing time to listen to Him. We can worship God – for example through singing songs together that express how special He is, or speaking words of liturgy. We can take time to read the Bible, which Christians believe was inspired by God, and reflect on what it teaches us about God and His plans for the world. Or we can go on a pilgrimage – a journey to a sacred place which holds special meaning within the faith.

These are all expressions of Christian spirituality – the pursuit of something or (in Christianity) Someone beyond ourselves and the material world around us. In this section, you will find articles on the different ways Christians seek to connect with God, whether together in church, at home with family, or through special acts or events. Perhaps you might start by finding out what communion is, and what it symbolises?

If you are looking for more information about how reading the Bible helps Christians understand God, please look at the articles in the ‘Bible’ section.

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Encountering God – One Christian’s experience

Does God interact with people today?

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Encountering God – One Christian’s experience

Does God interact with people today?

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The Bible describes how Jesus spent lots of time healing people. The Book of Acts describes how the first disciples and church leaders did the same. Many Christians believe that God wants them to pray for people to be healed today. Aliss Cresswell is an […]

Pilgrimage

Why go on pilgrimage?

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Pilgrimage

Why go on pilgrimage?

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According to the dictionary definition a pilgrimage is a journey, especially a long one, made to some sacred place as an act of religious devotion. But where and why would you go on a pilgrimage? In this short film Rev Margaret talks about her experiences on […]

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Prayer

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How and why do Christians pray?

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Do you know anyone who prays? Some people pray regularly but sometimes prayer isn’t something people give much throught to at all. People pray in many different ways for lots of reasons. Christians see prayer as an important part of their relationship with God, after all […]

Christian Spirituality – Growing in a relationship with God

How does meditation play a part in Christian worship?

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Christian Spirituality – Growing in a relationship with God

How does meditation play a part in Christian worship?

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Life can be full of noise and distractions and many people like to practice meditation as an opportunity to unwind or reflect. Perhaps one might go to a meditation class or listen to a meditation CD. Some people practise yoga or pilates which include elements of meditation to help calm and […]

Christian Spirituality – Community Worship

Why do Christians worship together?

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Christian Spirituality – Community Worship

Why do Christians worship together?

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Most people have experienced some form of community worship at some time. Whether that’s in a religious building, a prize giving ceremony, a school assembly with a thought for the day or even celebrating together at a football match. Worship means to show worth. Christians believe that […]

Pilgrims’ Diary: The Two Saints Way

What is is like to go on a Pilgrimage?

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Pilgrims’ Diary: The Two Saints Way

What is is like to go on a Pilgrimage?

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What is pilgrimage? Why would you go on a pilgrimage? What is a pilgrimage like? What do you learn on a pilgrimage? Watch this day to day diary of a group of men who decided to do the Two Saints Way Pilgrimage Walk from Chester […]

WHAT IS PILGRIMAGE?

Why would a Christian decide to go on a pilgrimage?

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WHAT IS PILGRIMAGE?

Why would a Christian decide to go on a pilgrimage?

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Are there any places in the world that you would love to visit? Take a moment to think about why. Perhaps you chose somewhere that is associated with someone special – for example, the town or country your grandparents were born, or where a hero […]

Communion

Why and how do Christians celebrate this really important shared meal?

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Communion

Why and how do Christians celebrate this really important shared meal?

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What are the most important events in your life? Being born is pretty important, which is why most people remember and celebrate it every year on their birthday. For Christians, communion is an action that helps them remember and celebrate. In communion, Christians eat bread and drink […]

Work and worship – Can you connect with God through your job?

What is one Christians view of the caring profession?

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Work and worship – Can you connect with God through your job?

What is one Christians view of the caring profession?

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As a Christian can your job be a form of worship? Can that job be a calling from God? What are the highs and lows of working as a nurse? Can your faith impact how you approach your job? Discover one Christian’s experience of being […]

Listening to God

How does God speak to people?

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Listening to God

How does God speak to people?

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Prayer isn’t just about talking at God; it’s about having a two-way conversation. That means talking to God and listening to what He says. Watch this film to find out some ways that God speaks to Christians.