Places to pray

Of course you can pray anywhere! But sometimes it helps to be in a place where fellow-travellers pray. Such places at Sheldon include

The medieval Chapel of Christ the Servant

Sheldon is unusual for a farmstead of its size to have its own chapel dating from about 1500, still with original moulded roof beams. Today this little single cell space is always open for private prayer for anyone on site and is where we keep our intercessions book. If you would like us to pray for you please email {~94|96|79|103|83|96|46|97|86|83|90|82|93|92|28|99|89|28|81|93|91~} with your request. 

The upstairs Chapel of Mary, Martha and Lazarus

Built in 2003 as part of the Courtyard Development this is where the Sheldon Community says daily prayers (usually 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday). Our services are quiet and simple and guests are always welcome to join us. 

The Shepherd's Sanctuary

This is part of the Linhay and is exclusively available to guests staying in the Lodges and people in ministry on a private retreat in a Hen Run or Pig Pen. A small and cosy place to wait in/for/on God.

The Labyrinth

Built by the Community in 2011, the full size Chartres design labyrinth is an outdoor resource in a quiet spot beyond the Long Barn. Sometimes the focused walking it affords is the most accessible way to pray.

Liturgy

Here is information about the celebration of the Eucharist at Sheldon. We have written our own simple liturgies for Morning Prayer and Compline, inspired by and drawing on a wide range of sources. Our 5pm evening prayers are normally simply a reading and silence.

"You are here to kneel
Where prayer has been valid. And prayer is more
Than an order of words ..."

TS Eliot "Little Gidding"

old-chapel.jpg Chapel of Christ the Servant
empty-chapel.jpg The Chapel of Mary, Martha & Lazarus
linhay-sanctuary.jpg The Shepherd's Sanctuary
labyrinth-003.jpg The Labyrinth