‘God in all this’

 led by Julian Maddock


How can we embody a sense of Presence – God here and now  – in our ministry?


 Julian writes, “Once upon a time, in an unguarded moment, I said, ‘I don’t like the question, “Where is God in all this?”’ As the dust was settling, I scrambled to justify myself. This is not the question that Ignatius asks. The Presence is assumed. He asks about desire and the movements of spirits. He invites colloquy. In these training sessions, I’m interested in how we cultivate presence and curate a space for others in which God may be encountered.”


A formation day in 3 sessions:

Friday evening, 30th April: 7pm – 8.30pm

Saturday morning, 1st May: 10am – 11am & 11.30am – 12.30pm

Cost for the set of 3 sessions: £15

Recordings available on request if you can’t attend on the days.


Registration link for Zoom will be sent out to members separately and payment process then explained.



Julian MadockAbout Julian Maddock:

I trained at St Beuno’s and the Ignatian Spirituality Course in London. I have 30 years of experience in spiritual direction, training, and supervision. I have also tried my hand at teaching chemistry, computer programming, being a verger, and healthcare chaplaincy. I am a father. I am invested in the relationship with God, the Spiritual Exercises, the body, and presence. In the words of Monica Furlong, these “have lent purpose and order to a not particularly orderly or exemplary life.” I write at



Bursary and Development Fund

In view of the fact that the Bursary fund has not often been used in recent years – in large part, due to the generosity of the Society of Retreat Conductors – the Leadership Team  is proposing to broaden its scope.

Read more: Bursary and Development Fund (PDF)


Application Forms

Application-for-Development-Fund  (DOCX)

Application for Bursary (DOCX)