01904 464 900

St Bede's Pastoral Centre

Exploring Prayer

Tuesdays 05/05, 12/05, 19/05, 02/06, 09/06, 16/06, 23/06

Our Exploring Prayer course aims to help deepen our relationship with God by exploring prayer and ways of praying within a guiding framework rooted in Ignatian Spirituality: a spirituality which sees and experiences ‘God in All Things’.

Alongside exploring ways to settle into and reflect on our prayer experiences, topics will include : praying with Scripture; the use of art & creativity as a form of prayer; connecting with the body and the senses in prayer; and, praying through difficult times.

Sessions will include input from the leaders, time for experiencing prayer in different ways, an opportunity for individual reflection and some space for gentle sharing.

The cost is £75 for 7 sessions (which can be paid in instalments). We do not want anyone to be excluded due to cost so please enquire about bursary support if cost is an issue.

Please feel free to contact us for further information on the next available course or information on bursary support.

Personal and Spiritual development [PSD]

PSD is a 2 year ecumenical experiential course rooted in the Ignatian Spiritual tradition. Its key aim is to support and foster greater integration between our relationship with God and the matter of our everyday life and personhood. The course seeks to do this through a two stage process which includes opportunities for both personal and small group reflection:

  • in year one, we focus on developing and deepening our experience of different ways of praying alongside facilitating growth in self-awareness, personal reflection and reflective living practices
  • in year two, we focus on ways of responding to what is happening in our prayer and reflective practice by developing the capacity for spiritual discernment and skills in reflective decision making

More details, including year 1 dates, are available in a downloadable leaflet - click here.

Applications are open for our next PSD course starting in September 2020 and running over two academic years. The deadline for applications is Friday 29th May.

You can download an application form here.

Please contact the office for any further assistance or information on 01904 464900

York Ignatian Spiritual Accompaniment Course [YISAC]

This ecumenical course aims to provide a foundation for learning to accompany others on their faith journey. It is based in the Ignatian tradition, drawing its inspiration from the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola. It is suitable for those who already have some background in spirituality and faith accompaniment.

The current YISAC course began in September 2018 and will run until July 2020. We are holding a list of people interested in knowing more about the next course when details become available. Please contact the office on 01904 464900 if you would like us to add your name to the list. If you have any specific questions relating to the course the office staff will be happy to put you in touch with one of the YISAC tutors.