About Us

The Purpose

To offer a welcoming community and space in which to explore the contemplative and creative riches of Christian spirituality. We like Rowan Williams’s description of spirituality as being ‘the cultivation of a sensitive and rewarding relationship with eternal truth and love.

The Place

DSCF1416We are part of All Saints Church, a living Christian community in Brighton & Hove. We are an inclusive Anglican church, welcoming all.

Our home is a magnificent nineteenth century church building, cathedral like in size and atmosphere. Gothic arches, stained glass windows, carved stone and wood, and an enormous organ: we were built to raise the spirits!

Our spirituality centre also makes use of the smaller more intimate spaces at All Saints, including our Spirit Chapel and informal parish room.

The People

Jane Bartlett

jane_smI’m a Deacon in the Church of England and have an MA in Christian spirituality. My hope is that this centre offers a resource to explore the richness, depth and breadth of the Christian spiritual tradition, and will equip us to love and serve the world. I’m also the co-founder of the Centre for Spirituality.

John Watters

John_smI’m committed to living my life with more mindfulness; passionate about open-minded, open-hearted Christianity and grateful for the gifts of Buddhism which have enriched my Christian path. I’m on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Spirituality. I’m also the co-founder of the Centre for Spirituality.

“Spirituality is not to be learned by flight from the world, or by running away from things, or by turning solitary and going apart from the world. Rather, we must learn an inner solitude wherever or with whomsoever we may be. We must learn to penetrate things and find God there.” Meister Eckhart