St Christopher’s Cathedral, Bahrain was delighted to welcome the Rev’d Canon Dr Andrew Mayes, the Spirituality Adviser for the Diocese for a long weekend from 7-11 March.
A Parish Dinner, to which more than fifty came, was held at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Juffair on the Thursday evening at which Andrew spoke. As well as preaching at services over the weekend, Andrew led a Quiet day from 10.00am till 3.30pm on Saturday based at Awali Church and in the beautiful neighbouring Princess Sabeeka Park on the theme: Sensing the Divine: Using the Senses in Prayer, a day exploring how John in his gospel particularly highlights the senses, both physical and spiritual in his encounter with Jesus.
He also led a service at St Christopher’s Cathedral on Sunday at 6.15pm on Isaac the Syrian, the 7th Century Gulf saint on the theme: Diving for Pearls. To conclude his visit he met with a women’s group on Monday morning when he introduced the Diocesan Lent Course, Go in Peace: Exploring the Five Marks of Liturgy: Eucharist and Mission which they will be following through the next five weeks.