The Evelyn Underhill Association

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Annual Quiet Day 2021 – Update

The Evelyn Underhill Quiet Day for 2021 is cancelled due to Covid. 2021 is the 80th anniversary of the death of Evelyn Underhill and the Evelyn Underhill Association in conjunction with the Retreat House at Pleshey and the Diocese of Chelmsford are planning a joint virtual celebration the week of June 14-18th. Details to follow.… Read more

“Evelyn Underhill: Foremother of Contemporary Spirituality” with Dana Greene

April 12,2021, 7:30-9:00 pm via Zoom
Sponsored by the Center for Spiritual Deepening

Through her writing, retreats, and spiritual direction Evelyn Underhill pioneered interest in mysticism and the spiritual life as lived by ordinary people. In her elegant, powerful, and accessible prose she focused on personal religious experience, its nurturance in prayer, its protection by institutional religion, and its implications for daily living. For Underhill, the mystics were those “who knew for certain the love of God” and for whom the spiritual life was “that life in which all that we do comes from the center where we are anchored in God.”

Biographer, editor, and historian Dana Greene will guide participants in exploring the life and wisdom of Evelyn Underhill and will share excerpts from her work for reflection and discussion. Greene has written a biography of Underhill and edited … Read more

Calling all Evelyn Underhill Enthusiasts!

As part of the June celebrations honoring the 80th anniversary of Underhill’s death, Hampstead Parish Church in whose parish cemetery Underhill is buried, has commissioned an important addition to her gravesite – a new ledger stone, carved with a quotation from her writings, and more importantly, a clarification about her identity. While her original gravestone identified her only as the daughter of Arthur Underhill and the wife of Hubert Stuart Moore, the new stone will feature the name by which so many around the world know her.

This is an exciting and expensive undertaking, and Hampstead Parish is seeking financial support for the design and carving of the stone. (See the documents below for more details)

If you would like to make a donation toward this project, please send checks made out to the Evelyn Underhill Association (with “Underhill Memorial … Read more

2020-21 The Evelyn Underhill Association Newsletter

Evelyn Underhill and a Decade of Student Research - Evelyn Underhill, Baron Friedrich von Hügel, and the Journey of Spiritual Formation - Review of The Spiritual Formation of Evelyn Underhill - Evelyn Underhill's Prayer Book - Our "Spiritual War-Work" in the Age of COVID-19 - Church of the Ascension and Saint Agnes