CMH:I annual service of thanksgiving and wholeness

We had a very beautiful and joyful service in St Mary’s, Maynooth – and are deeply grateful to Rev Eugene Griffin for his hospitality, and to Mrs Gillian Kingston for preaching.

Under the Tree is back for more sessions!

Under the Tree is back! Our nature connection and bible study sessions taking place in the beautiful surrounds of a garden in Rathmines will run again. This time we will meet on Thursday evenings, the 1st and 8th of June.
Lydia from CMHI will lead the nature connection and practising presence aspects and Dr Julie McKinley from the National Bible Society of Ireland will lead the interactive Bible Study.
You are welcome to attend one or both of these sessions. Spaces are limited so book your place today.
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CMH:I Annual Service of Thanksgiving: a Eucharistic Service of Wholeness & Healing

CMH:I is delighted to announce that its annual Service of Thanksgiving will be held in St Mary’s Church in Maynooth, Co. Kildare, on 11th June at 3pm. The preacher will be Mrs Gillian Kingston, and the celebrant will be the incumbent of St Mary’s, Rev Eugene Griffin. Our Ministry Leader, Lydia Monds, will lead mindful and healing intercessions. All are welcome! Please do join us for this beautiful service, and get in touch at if you have any questions about it.

CMH:I prayer room at General Synod 2023

If you’re attending this year’s General Synod of the Church of Ireland, in Wexford, on Friday and Saturday, as a member or a guest, please do stop by the CMH:I display stand to say hello to us and pick up a prayer card – and visit our prayer room. For the last few years, CMH:I has had a prayer room at Synod, to offer all who are there a quiet space away from the noise and busy atmosphere of the Church’s annual meeting. It’s a gentle and nurturing space, in which you’ll find prayer stations such as the Labyrinth Prayer and the Ripple Prayer, that help you to still your mind and listen to God’s guidance.

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Developing a Mindfulness Practice (via Zoom)

Developing a Mindfulness Practice (via Zoom)

This course is for you if you want to:

  • learn to quieten your mind (for some of us this can take time and can take trying different things to find what works for us)
  • develop self-acceptance of all the different parts of you
  • invite God’s peace and presence into your life and into your perspective
  • practice self-compassion and learn more about a compassionate God
  • experience being present in the moment (rather than being caught up in the past or the future)
  • let go of judgements of yourself and others
  • develop a gratitude practise and notice the good things in your life more
  • be less reactive and more responsive
  • release tension and bring relaxation and spaciousness to your mind, body and emotions
  • explore a contemplative and integrated way of praying
  • shift your perspective from worry or from doing, by being in the moment and simply being

Developing a mindfulness practise can be made infinitely more accessible by doing it consistently and in community.

For 30 minutes every Sunday evening, commit to nourishing your mind, body and spirit through gentle mindfulness practises and meditative prayer practices.

Signing up to this course gives you access to 4 sessions and you’re welcome to attend any or all of them:

  1. Sunday May 21st ~ 9:00PM – 9:30PM
  2. Sunday May 28th ~ 9:00PM – 9:30PM
  3. Sunday June 4th ~ 9:00PM – 9:30PM
  4. Sunday June 11th ~ 9:00PM – 9.30PM

Click here to go to the Eventbrite page and book your place

This can be an act of kindness and self care, an act of deepening faith, and an act of defiance! – because in our busy lives, carving out time dedicated to rest and restoration is an act of defiance.

Psalm 62:5 Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from Him.

Psalm 91:1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

New dates for Under the Tree coming soon

Let us know when you’d like us to run Under the Tree again!

We’ve had the most gorgeous feedback from participants in our Under the Tree nature connection and Bible Study sessions. And plenty of people asking when the next series will be! So after we have time to reflect, we’ll get our planning hats on. We’d love to know times and days that suit people who are interested so please get in touch –