Benedictus is a contemplative church seeking an authentic, open-hearted and thoughtful encounter with God. Silent meditation, reflection on Scripture, and celebration are features of our shared life and worship. In the spacious hospitality of prayer and community, we learn to attend more deeply to ourselves and each other, and to the movement and calling of the Spirit in our time.


Benedictus means blessed. To be blessed and a blessing is to join in God’s reconciling love for the world. We welcome all people who are seeking to deepen their spiritual journey.





6.00 – 7.00pm Saturdays
89 Dexter St, Cook, ACT Australia
(in the Holy Covenant church)

‘Benedictus strikes me as a fresh, refreshing and contemporary manifestation of Christian faith and community for our time. Benedictus brings the depth dimension of contemplative spirituality into the experience of both worship and fellowship ... It is not only the church that benefits from this. The social institutions with which the church works in the world are also challenged to live at a level beyond outward appearance and to make compassion and wisdom integral to their vision and way of life’.


Laurence Freeman OSB, Director,
World Community for Christian Meditation



Reflection This WeekMore...


Call and Response – Heather Thomson (1 Peter 2:1–10) (22-10-2016)




Upcoming Events More...


Sarah and Neil are on pilgrimage for the next 7 weeks, walking the Camino Portuguese and in France. Follow them on their blog,


Our next Kaleidoscope gatherings are on 4 and 25 September, and 16 October...Read more.

Karina has written an article about the origins of Kaleidoscope and its unfolding, recently published in Eremos.


Father Laurence Freeman, Director of the World Community for Christian Meditation, will preach at our Benedictus service on Saturday 12 November. All are welcome to this special service.