Online with some face-to-face options
October 2022 – April 2023
This course aims to help participants develop and deepen their experience of prayer and live more reflectively. It offers the opportunity to explore faith, discover meaning and come to a deeper, more intimate, relationship with God.
It provides space to examine hopes and desires and to move towards fullness of life in ourselves, and those around us, in the global community to which we all belong.
Who is the course for?
The course is open to those of any denomination and none. No particular experience of prayer is required, only a desire for God. Participants should be prepared to share some of their experience of prayer with others. Because of the participatory nature of the course a commitment to regular attendance is important.
What previous participants have said:
- The regularity has helped create a focus and a rhythm in an otherwise quite chaotic life.
- I found the course very fulfilling
- New ways to think about God and about prayer
- God has become more approachable
- It has helped me see areas I can work with God in my prayer life and
it has made me more excited about prayer
- The course has slowed me down, made me take more time with God.
Participants are offered opportunity to:
- Experience different ways of praying taken from Ignatian and other spiritual traditions. These include coming to stillness, silent waiting, praying with scripture, imaginative contemplation and review of the day.
- Explore aids to prayer and reflection including journaling, artwork, body awareness, music and use of images.
- Develop and deepen awareness of different perceptions of God and self.
- Begin to discover a way of making prayerful choices in tune with God’s hopes and desires for the world through an introduction to Ignatian discernment.
The method is primarily experience based and reflective. Sessions include input, space for prayer, guided prayer and reflection and small group sharing. Participants are offered the opportunity of one to one spiritual accompaniment and towards the end of the course there is a short retreat.
This course will take place online although, depending on circumstances, there may be opportunities for some face-to-face contact.
Course Dates for 2022-2023
The course begins in October and ends shortly after Easter; it will be held on Wednesday evenings 7.00 – 9.00pm.
Oct 26th / Nov 2nd / Nov 9th / Nov 16th / Nov 23rd / Nov 30th / Dec 7th / Dec 14th
Jan 11th / Jan 18th /Jan 25th / Feb 1st / Feb 8th
Mar 1st / Mar 8th / Mar 15th / Mar 22nd / Mar 29th / Apr 5th / Apr 26th
Friday April 21st 7.00pm – 9.00pm and Saturday April 22nd 10.00am – 3.00pm.
As well as running all our sessions online on zoom we plan to offer 3 parallel face to face sessions in or around Edinburgh on Wed 14th December, Wed 1st March and the retreat weekend Friday 21st – Saturday 22nd April (non-residential). These offer an opportunity to meet in person but are entirely optional.
The full course fee is £395 payable in full or as monthly payments.
A deposit of £50 will be requested when an applicant is accepted.
Places are limited. Please apply as soon as possible.
For more information please contact
Jayne Foster (course tutor):
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The Epiphany Group (EG) is keen that no-one should be excluded from our courses for financial reasons. We encourage applicants to seek funding from other sources and can offer suggestions on this.
There is also a limited EG Bursary and Development Fund, supported by donations, which is available to those in need of assistance.
Application for Bursary (DOCX)