Prayer Through Poetry Drop In

Prayer Through Poetry Drop In

PRAYER THROUGH POETRY led by Mark Russell-Smith

 St Bede’s Pastoral Centre: Drop In Group  £5 per session

 First Tuesday of the month


 06/09, 04/10, 01/11, 06/12, 03/01, 07/02, 07/03, None in April, 02/05, 06/06, 04/07

Reflective sessions, working with a variety of themes and poets, which offer a space to taste the gift that poetry can bring in opening up our experience of prayer.

For information on the themes for 2022-23 check our website or contact the office.


Many people love poetry. Others, possibly put off at school by too much dissection, find it’s not ‘their thing’- too complicated, obtuse—and they are left cold. But then they encounter something read at a wedding or a funeral, or on the radio, or something sent by a friend which really resonates… and it sounds like prayer.

Praying through…                                                                                                                                                       For some it has become a way into praying more deeply, articulating things to us which previously we could not express, conveying how we really feel, making us think more deeply about faith, life,                             relationships, God and all that there is!

An introduction to…                                                                                                                                                                    In this session we hope to open a door into poetry which will ignite a new awareness of how it can be a tool to a deeper practice.  There will be opportunity to learn as well as ‘practice’.

Mark Russell-Smith…is a retired Anglican Priest and Missionary who is now finding poetry an increasingly exciting and challenging pathway for prayer.



Feb 07 2023


10:00 am - 12:00 pm