Growth in Prayer & Reflective Living (GPRL)

We would hope to be able to hold this course starting in the autumn, however at this time it is difficult to make any definite plans. If you are interested in either of these courses, we would be grateful if you could register your interest by sending us an email. We will then keep you up to date with any further decisions.


HandsDumfries, Edinburgh and Fife 2019-20

The course aims to help people to pray and live reflectively by offering an opportunity to explore faith, discover meaning, and come to a deeper relationship with God.

This year the course is held in Dumfries, Edinburgh and Fife though it may be held in other centres throughout Scotland, whenever there is sufficient interest. To register your interest in this course being held in your area, please contact us at

Growth in Prayer & Reflective Living (GPRL)

For whom is the course intended?

The course is intended for those of different denominations and none. No particular ability in prayer is required, only a desire for God.

Course Content

  • Different ways of praying taken from Ignatian, Celtic and other spiritual traditions.
  • Awareness of our different perceptions of God. The use of a journal and the value of self-awareness as aids to reflective living.
  • Prayer experienced through music, art and movement.
  • An introduction to Ignatian discernment, through which a person may come to make choices which celebrate the unique giftedness conferred on them by the Creator.


The method is experience-based and reflective. It includes small group sharing. Also, because of the participatory nature of the course, it is important that there is a commitment to attend regularly.

In addition to the weekly, or monthly, group meetings – depending on location –  participants are offered the opportunity of one-to-one spiritual accompaniment.

Towards the end of the course there is a short retreat.

 Edinburgh GPRL



Lauriston Jesuit Centre
28 Lauriston Street


The course begins in October and ends shortly after Easter, and will be held on
Wednesday evenings 7.00 – 9.30pm.

 Term 1: October 30th  / November 6th / Nov 13th / Nov 20st  / Nov 27th / December 4th / Dec 11th / 18th Dec

Term 2: January 8th / Jan 15th/ Jan 22th /Jan 29th /February 5th

Term 3: February 26th / March 4th/ March 11th/ March 18th/March 25th/ April 1st / April 22nd

Also one weekend:
Friday April 17th: 7.00pm – 9.30pm and Saturday April 18th: 10.00am – 4.00pm,

Christ Church Centre, Morningside Road, Edinburgh.


The course fee is £360; in full or as monthly payments
(Deposit £50)

No-one should feel excluded because of cost.

Bursaries are available.

To apply, in confidence, for financial help, please download the Epiphany Group Bursary Form (PDF) and send with your Course Application Form (application for next year will be uploaded sometime after April 2017).

Applications and further information

Download GPRLflier19-20 Edinburgh (PDF)

Download  GPRL application form 2019-20  (DOCX)

For more information please contact:

autumn trees Fife GPRL 2019-20


The Link Church,
39 Priory Lane
Fife KY12 7DU


Thursday evenings 7.00 – 9.30pm;  Oct to  April


Term 1: October 24th, 31st

November 7th, 14th, 21th, 28th

December 5th, 12th

Term 2: January 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

February 6th,

Term 3:  February 20th, 27th

March 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

Non- residential retreat weekend: Friday 3rd April 7.00 – 9.30pm and Saturday 4th 10.00am – 4.00pm

Closing session: April 23rd

Course Fee

The course fee is £360
(No-one should feel excluded because of cost – Bursaries are available. Please enquire about financial helpfurther details

Further information and application form

GPRL Fife flier 2019- 20  (DOCX)

GPRL Fife application form 2019-20  (DOCX)

Closing date

Applications should be made as soon as possible and before the 1st of October 2019 using the application form above. For more information, please contact:

Dot McLaughlin Email:

Bridge over river in DumfiresDumfries GPRL


The format of the course – monthly, embodied, in Dumfries – has had to be changed.

We’re delighted that we have been able to continue the course by video conferencing on a weekly basis.


St John the Evangelist

2-6 Newall Terrace



(2 mins walk from Dumfries railway station)

Where is this?


The course will be run over 7 weekends once a month, beginning on Friday evening from 7-9.30 pm and continuing into Saturday from 10am – 4pm



October 4-5 / November 8-9


Jan 24-25/ Feb 28-29 / Mar 20-21 / Apr 24-25 / May 22-23

Course Fee:

£360. A non-returnable deposit of £60 payable on registration. The balance can be paid in three instalments at the October, January and March weekends.

(No-one should feel excluded because of cost. Bursaries are available; please enquire about financial support.)

Further information and application form:

GPRL Dumfries 2019-20 flier (PDF)

GPRL Dumfries 2019-20 application form (PDF)

GPRL Dumfries 2019-20 application form (DOCX)

Closing date:

Applications no later than 31st August 2019. For more information, please contact Rachel Inglis at