6 week course to be held at

All Saint’s Parish Church, Foley Road East, Streetly, Sutton Coldfield. B74 3EX

Friday 13th, 20th and 27th September and 4th, 18th and 25th October 2019

1.00pm - 2.30pm


Purpose of the course
Experiential awareness of Mindfulness. Come and learn all you will need to know about how to calm your mind and live a more contented, fulfilled and enriched life.

The intentions of the course are to introduce Mindfulness and for you to learn and practice many different Mindfulness exercises and meditations, in a group setting. This will include plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion.

Looking After Yourself
The practices introduced each week will involve sitting as well as occasional standing and some gentle movement. Nothing vigorous is involved. The exercises are gentle and you will only be expected to participate if you wish and only to the extent that you feel you are able. If in any doubt please consult your doctor. Mindfulness is safe for almost everyone provided that simple precautions are observed.


If you are interested in attending the course, please complete the Disclosure document and return it, via the e-mail address on this website or via the booking form, as soon as possible. We have deliberately kept the questions to a minimum and we ask you to read them please. They are a necessary formality. We will be unable to book you a place on the course without your answers, so please complete that section and return your answers to us, signed by you, as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please contact either of us directly.


Run by Jennie Thornton and Mark Chambers at Clare Priory in Suffolk, we have space for up to 24 people on each Introductory Day.

Introductory Day


Thursday, 10th October 2019
9.00 - 5.00pm

Follow-up Group Session

This is for anyone who has previously attended an Introductory Day

Wednesday, 9th October 2019 2.00 - 5.00pm

Attendance at these events is free. We ask people to make a donation to the upkeep of the Priory. 

To book a place please contact Kathy the Secretary at Clare Priory:

  • 01787 227326



Clare Priory, Ashen Road, Clare, Suffolk, CO10 8NX

We keep a reserve list when each day is filled up in case there are any cancellations. People on the reserve list are given the first option to attend the next course.

For those of you who are curious, my day with Dr Mark Chambers and Jennie Thornton was my first ever experience in mindfulness. Dr Mark and Jennie are just inspiring, and their passion for what they teach really does shine through.
As a busy mother of 3 young children and a job as a secondary school teacher, I find my stress levels and tiredness can have an impact on my life. I rarely have time to consider my own wellbeing, and I do suffer with anxiety from time to time. The techniques I have learnt play a huge part in managing this now. And they have also given me the ability to advise others, should they need it.

A wonderful experience. A great opportunity. And invaluable life-long learning to take away with me.