The Fellowship of Meditation

Contemplative Meditation

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Coronavirus Update March 2020

We are all aware of the impact of the Coronavirus and the steps we need to take in order to keep well over the coming weeks and months. As a result, group meetings have ceased until further notice and our house in Dorchester will be closed from Wednesday 25 March. However, the Office will remain contactable by phone/email for enquiries.
Our weekly sentence will continue to be posted on this page. Our latest copy of the Links Magazine, prepared during Lockdown, is available via a link at the end of this paragraph. During this time in which we are all ‘lone members’ we can still be together in spirit, receiving from God all we need of Strength, Peace, Love, Wisdom etc.
Many of us may have more time available, so let’s stay faithful to our daily practice and use this opportunity to lean deeper into God. In so doing we may increase our love for our neighbour over the coming months. It would be good to hear via email how this change in the way we live may be deepening your spiritual life in ways that we could share with others.
‘Lift up your heart for I am with you, with My Life I strengthen you.’
‘Be still, and let My Peace enfold you and My Love sustain you.’ 

Links Lockdown edition Issue 20 2020.pdf (2.1MB)

Introducing Ourselves

The Fellowship of Meditation is a Christian–based organisation, whose members use silence and sentences to make space for stillness in their lives. See above for this week's sentence.

In so doing, we practise contemplative meditation. This is a well established and ancient Christian method of seeking to know God more closely through stillness and silence, focusing on a Word or Words of Life.

It began in 1932 when weekly meetings for meditation were held in London, which included teaching from its founder, Marian Dunlop – see “History”. The most recent centre for the Fellowship, Marian Dunlop House in Dorchester, was purchased in 1974.


The Fellowship’s method of meditation centres on the use of sentences, containing Words of Life, which are based on eternal truths and teaching in the Bible. They help to focus attention on God.

At present there are 23 groups, mostly in Great Britain, which meet together regularly for meditation. These meetings last about 45 minutes and include sections of teaching on a particular sentence read aloud by the leader. They include an opportunity of Meditating for and with Others.

From its earliest days, the Fellowship has arranged “Gatherings” when people come together from different parts of the country to spend time in meditation.

Please use the links to explore our website further. If you seek more information then please contact us at:

The Fellowship of Meditation,
8 Prince of Wales Road,
DT1 1PW.
Tel: 01305 251396
Charity Commission No. 213323