Reading with the Rector

The Rector is a voracious reader and enjoys discussing books, particularly important books of current topical relevance, in community. These are short courses, usually on Wednesday nights after SUPPER at St. Martin’s. Books discussed have included a variety of short stories by Flannery O’Connor, Invitation to Love by Thomas Keating, Humanity Before God by William Schweiker, Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, and Blessed are the Organized by Jeff Stout.

Reading with the Rector: Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening

by Cynthia Bourgeault

Wednesdays, March 14 & 21, 2018 7:30 p.m. in the Houston Room

In this two-session book discussion, the rector will share his passion for meditation and prayer using this fascinating book about Christian contemplation. Many people are not aware that Christianity has its own rich history of meditation, contemplation, and mystical reunion with God. This book covers the practice, theology, and history of Christian contemplation through the particular practice of centering prayer. We will begin each session with a short session of instruction and practice of centering prayer. We will then delve into the text as a resource for developing our prayer life. The book is available on Amazon and copies will also be available in the Parish House foyer for $15 each, first come first served.

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Regular Sunday Service Schedule

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with music
10:00 a.m. Parish Forum & Kairos
10:15 a.m. worship.together
Holy Eucharist for families with young children
11:15 a.m. Choral Eucharist

Other Days

Morning prayer is offered at 7:30 a.m. weekdays, in the Mary Chapel.

Silent morning meditation is offered at 8:15 a.m. weekdays, in the Mary Chapel.

Mid-week Eucharist is offered at 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays, in the Mary Chapel.

Compline is offered at 7:00 p.m. on 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, in the Church.

Choral Evensong is offered at 5:00 p.m. on 1st Sundays, in the Church.

We would love to have you join us.


This Episcopal church is located in the heart of the historic neighborhood of Chestnut Hill, five blocks west of Germantown Avenue at the corner of St. Martin’s Lane and West Willow Grove Avenue.

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