The Organization

The World Community for Christian Meditation is a Registered Charity in England and Wales no: 1182213

  • Key Documents
  • The Guiding Board

Richard Cogswell

Richard has taught Christian Meditation in East Timor and to parish, youth and community groups.

  • The Directors

Laurence Freeman

WCCM Director

Bonnevaux, France

Catherine Scott

Head of Operations


Kath Houston

Kath Houston

Director of Liaison with Nat. Communities


Pauline Peters

Director of Church Relations


Cecilie Dee

Director of Medio Media


Adriano Massi

Director of IT


Leonardo Corrêa

Director of Communications


Briji Waterfield

Director of Meditatio


  • International Office Team - London, UK

Catherine Scott

Head of Operations

Bridget Chetwynd

Office Manager

Kate Middleton

Meditatio Centre Manager

Elena Cass


Anuja Janarthanan


Susan Spence

International Office supervisory trustee’

Helen Lodge

Executive Assistant to Laurence Freeman

The Executive Committee

This is a group appointed by the Guiding Board to provide the necessary leadership to direct and manage the affairs of the Community in between the meetings of the Board. Members:

  • Laurence Freeman (UK)
  • Pauline Peters (Australia)
  • Ana Fonseca (Brazil)
  • Peter Ng (Singapore)
  • Clem Sauvé (Canada)
  • Sean Hagan (US)

The Trustees

They are established under the Community’s Trust Deed to oversee its legal, financial and administrative affairs as required by the laws of England and Wales. Members:

  • Mathias Beißwenger
  • Bertrand Bouhour
  • Adrian Durham
  • Laurence Freeman
  • Sean Hagan
  • Charles Posnett
  • Jenny Scott
  • Susan Spence
  • Jay Stewart (Chair) – In memoriam


Patrons support and endorse the mission of the Community.

The WCCM Patrons:

  1. Cardinal Walter Kasper, Germany
  2. Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Westminster
  3. Cardinal John Tong Hon, Hong Kong
  4. His Eminence Cardinal Sean Brady, N. Ireland
  5. The Most Rev. Paul Gallagher, Vatican
  6. The Most Rev. Christopher Prowse, Canberra
  7. Archbishop Jason Gordon of Port of Spain Trinidad
  8. Abbot Diego M. Rosa OSB, Congregation of Monte Oliveto
  9. Abbot Michelangelo Tiribili, Italy
  10. Bishop Kallistos Ware, Oxford
  11. Dr. Rowan Williams, Wales.
  12. Professor Robert Kiely, Harvard University
  13. Mary McAleese, Ireland
  14. Dr. Balfour Mount, McGill University
  15. His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Dharamsala
  16. Paul Harris, Canada
  17. Mother Mangalam, Malaysia
  18. Margaret Rizza, Musician
  19. Professor Bernard McGinn, Chicago University
  20. Professor John Drew, Chancellor Emeritus, Regent’s University London
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