Praxis Southwest

Praxis Southwest includes the Dioceses of Bath & Wells, Bristol, Exeter, Salisbury and Truro.

Events for 2017

Wisdom & Worship of Taizé

Tuesday 14 November

10.00am - 4.00pm

Cullompton Community Centre

Speaker: The Reverend Dr James Steven

James is Academic Dean and Coordinator for the Centre for Liturgy and Worship at Sarum College, Salisbury

A day to reflect upon and discuss the legacy of prayer at Taizé: its music, silence, hospitality and simplicity, exploring how public prayer at Taizé has been shaped by the ethos of the community and why it has achieved such wide popularity in the wider church. Examples will be shared of ways in which Taizé-style prayer has enriched public prayer. This is a day suitable for anyone with an interest in finding practical wisdom from a remarkable contemporary renewal in Christian prayer.

James Steven has a particular interest in the relationship between theology and liturgical practice including analysis of ecclesiastical forms such as megachurch, emerging church and parish church from a practical theological perspective. He has also taught on liturgical theology and its role in informing the Bible and sacraments in worship.

To book: You should be able to fill out the downloadable PDF on your computer and email it to Gill Behenna, either by clicking on “Submit”, or by saving it and emailing it to me, Gill. It’s also fine to print it and post it if you wish.

Payment: Praxis Southwest much prefers people to pay by BACs if possible, but if you need to send a cheque, information is attached.

For further details, or to book, please contact Preb. Gill Behenna, 1 Saxon Way, Bradley Stoke, Bristol, BS32 9AR

Collompton Community Centre


Worship for Festival & Special Times

Thursday 15 March 2018

10.00am - 4.00pm

Pearson Room, The Cloisters, Exeter Cathedral

Speaker: The Bishop of Exeter

Further details to follow

Committee Members

  • Chair: The Reverend Robin Lodge - Bath and Wells
  • Treasurer: The Reverend Paul Kingdom - Bath and Wells
  • Booking Secretary: The Reverend Prebendary Gill Behenna - Bristol
  • Committee Member: Mr Alan Cook - Bath and Wells
  • Committee Member: The Reverend Colin Lunt - Bristol
  • Committee Member: Mr Andrew Maries - Exeter
  • Committee Member: The Reverend Canon Vicky Thurtell – Exeter
  • Committee Member: The Reverend Tim Thorp – Exeter
  • Committee Member: The Reverend Canon Tom Clammer - Salisbury

The Southwest region



  1. Bristol
  2. Bath and Wells
  3. Exeter
  4. Truro

Scenes from events

A good start Jo Spreadbury shall we? Baptism?  selfie?

A good start

Jo introduces

Shall we ...?

... Baptism?

Perran takes a selfie?

Cathedrals in the Southwest

Bristol Cathedral Exeter Cathedral Truro Cathedral Wells Cathedral Salisbury Cathedral

Bristol Cathedral

Exeter Cathedral

Truro Cathedral

Wells Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral