The Julian of Norwich Center


The mission of The Julian of Norwich Center is to offer a space to grow more deeply in relationship with God. The Center provides spiritual direction to individuals and groups, teaching contemplative prayer and the stages of the spiritual journey.

The Julian of Norwich Center is an independent, self-sustaining ministry of St. Bede’s Episcopal Church.  Fees must be charged to provide an income for the spiritual director and to cover expenses of the ministry. 

The Director

The Reverend Lynnsay A. Buehler, an Episcopal Priest, is the director of The Julian of Norwich Center and a certified spiritual director. A graduate of Duke University and Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Lynnsay received her training in spiritual direction and various practices of prayer at The Jesus Center of Atlanta. She received training in Centering Prayer at Green Bough House of Prayer. Lynnsay has additional training in pastoral counseling, as well as marriage and family therapy, from Georgia Baptist Medical Center. Since 1988, she has served as a Spiritual Director and as a mentor with Education for Ministry (EfM). She is an Associate of Green Bough House of Prayer, a Member of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, and a member of Spiritual Directors International.

Center Programs

  • Individual Spiritual Direction
  • Contemplative Living Group
  • Quiet Days

Who was Julian of Norwich?

Julian of Norwich lived in a room attached to St. Julian's church, serving as an anchoress. The cell had a window to the church and altar, and a window to the outside for passersby who came to seek counsel. Julian's relationship to the church serves as a metaphor for the Center's ministry,  as it is a place connected to the church, but on the side of the church to offer quiet and confidentiality for those who come seeking guidance.