1708 King Mt. Rd
Charlottesville, VA  22901
Contact:  Herb Ely at

Centering Prayer is a method of prayer, traditionally called Contemplative Prayer,
that prepares us to receive the gift of God's presence.
It consists of responding to the Spirit of Christ by consenting to God's presence and action within.

These groups are open to new members. We recommend calling the contact person before you come. The groups are small and tend to change meeting times or place due to weather or other schedule conflict. If you are new to Centering Prayer, tell the contact person and we can give you a short orientation before the group begins.

Prayer Groups

Charlottesville, VA

Location Church of the Incarnation
The Daily Mass Chapel
1465 Incarnation Dr., Charlottesville
Meeting Times Mondays at 5:30-6:30 PM
Tuesdays at 10:00-11 AM
Contact (Mondays) Maureen Spokes     434-409-7186
(Tuesdays) Herb Ely     434-295-7969

St. Paul's Ivy Church (Episcopal)

Location St. Paul's Ivy Church
Ivy, VA
Meeting Times Mondays at 12:00 - 12:45 PM
Contact Debbie Scott     434-979-6354 ext. 20

Church of Our Saviour (Episcopal)

Location Lucia House
Meeting Times 2nd Tuesday 7:00 PM
2nd Thursday 10:00 AM
Contact Rev. David Stoddart    434-973-6512

Christ Church Episcopal

Location Loaves and Fishes door from W. Jefferson St.
At corner of 2nd St. NW and W. Jefferson St
Meeting Times Tuesday 8-8:30 AM
Contact Rev. Marilu Thomas    434-293-2347 x104

Greenwood, VA

Location Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Meeting Times Wednesday 5:30 PM
Contact Charles Chabot 

Orange, VA

Location St. Thomas Episcopal Church
119 Caroline Street, Orange, VA
Meeting Times Saturdays at 9:00 - 10:30 AM
Contact Harriet Moore  540-672-2830

Scottsville, VA

Location St. Anne’s Episcopal
Call for Location
Meeting Times Thursdays at 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Contact Eleanor Winsor    434-286-4730

Edinburg, VA

Location Call or Email for Location
Meeting Times Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Contact Robert Berghis    540-984-9204

Waynesboro, VA

Location St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church until December 31st
Meeting Times Thursday meetings alternate between 9:45 AM and 6:30 PM
Contact Lucy Pardee    540-337-3490
Location John’s Catholic Church beginning January 7th, 2016
Meeting Times Thursday mornings 9:45 to 11:15 AM
Contact Lucy Pardee    540-337-3490

Roanoke, VA

Location Christ Episcopal Church
Meeting Times Thursday at Noon
Contact Carolyn Windborne 
Location Covenant Presbyterian Church
Meeting Times Wednesday Afternoons
Contact Judi Barnes 
Location St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church
Meeting Times Monday 10:00-11:00 AM
Contact Elise Hansard    540-244-1755

Radford, VA

Location Presbyterian Church of Radford
Meeting Times Thursdays 7-9 PM

Christiansburg, VA

Location Christiansburg Presbyterian Church
175 West Main Street
Meeting Times Tuesday 9:00-10:30 AM
Contact Jennifer W. Makin   

Charlottesville, VA

Location Private
Meeting Times Mondays at 4:30 PM
Contact Jody Blatz    434-973-9590
Location Private at the Colonnades
Centering Prayer Support Group
Meeting Times Wednesdays at 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Contact Herb Ely   434-295-7969

Staunton, VA

Location Emmanuel Episcopal Church
300 West Frederic St,
Staunton, VA
Meeting Times Sunday 5:30-6:15PM
Contact Rose Jensen     920-544-7311
Jim Lott     540-290-9136