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Evelyn Underhill was a great authority on prayer. Her books ‘Mysticism’ and ‘Worship’ are classics, still enjoyed today. Evelyn Underhill's Prayer Book by Robyn Wrigley-Carr is now available.

She led many retreats at the Chelmsford Diocesan Retreat House at Pleshey @RetreatPleshey, which continues a thriving place of prayer used by many.

Evelyn Underhill Anniversary Introduction video

She died on 15th June 1941 and the Diocese marked the 75th anniversary of her death by publishing a new five-part course called ‘Praying with Evelyn Underhill’ based on a personal book of prayers that she used.

God is always coming to you in the Sacrament of the Present Moment. Meet and receive Him there with gratitude in that sacrament."

Please explore this page for free downloads and YouTube links. In a series of video clips on our YouTube channel the Bishop of Chelmsford and his senior staff are revealiing their personal prayers #myprayer.

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A five part course exploring Evelyn Underhill’s guidance on prayer and discovering more about the Pleshey Retreat House. 

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Praying with Evelyn Underhill, Part One


Praying with Evelyn Underhill, Part Two


Praying with Evelyn Underhill, Part Three


Praying with Evelyn Underhill, Part Four


Praying with Evelyn Underhill, Part Five


Louise Nelstrop talking about Evelyn Underhill

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