A Retreat in Daily Life (RDL) offers the chance to make some quiet prayerful space without leaving home or taking time away from work. This kind of retreat normally takes place over a few days or a few weeks, often in one of the seasons of the church year, such as Advent (before Christmas), Lent (before Easter) or Pentecost (after Easter).

For the period of the retreat, you make a commitment to praying each day, and to meet for conversation about prayer with a spiritual director/companion.

There is a welcoming gathering at the start, and a similar shared closing to end. Retreats in daily life are sometimes hosted by a group of churches working together, but they are open to people of any faith background and none.

All Epiphany Group members working on retreats in daily life as spiritual companions have completed recognised training and are supervised.

There is usually a modest charge for the retreat in daily life, but this can be set aside for retreatants who can’t afford it.

Suggested ways of praying booklet (PDF)

Contact us if you would like an Epiphany Group member to run a retreat in daily life in your area, church or parish.

For current information on RDLs near you, please go to In your area page.

sunflower fieldRDL Edinburgh

 29th April to  3rd June

 St Paul’s and St George’s Church
York Place,


Opening  3pm  29th April 

Closing event 3pm   3rd June


Book on Eventbrite:      aretreatindailylife.eventbrite.co.uk

(Please book by Thur 19th April)

Or  contact Di Hollow (hollowfamily@btinternet.com)


The suggested contribution is £40. This should be paid to the guide at the first 1:1 meeting. There are some bursaries available for those who may need these.

More information

Please contact Di Hollow if there is anything else you’d like to know about the retreat.

(This retreat in daily life is being offered in association with the Epiphany Group, organised and supervised by Edinburgh based members, and supported by guides who have received training in spiritual conversation or spiritual direction.)