01904 464 900
St Bede's Pastoral Centre

Exploring Prayer
A short course aimed at those who are looking to deepen their understanding of prayer.

There is also an ongoing Ignatian prayer group which takes place fortnightly - please contact the Office for details 01904 464 900

Personal and Spiritual development [PSD]
This is a longer developmental course. As well as exploring prayer, PSD introduces Ignatian spirituality in more depth and other topics related to personal spiritual growth.

A course is currently running. Details on future course will be available from Easter 2018.

York Ignatian Spiritual Accompaniment Course [YISAC]

A two-year course for those who wish to learn the basics of Spiritual Accompaniment.

Applications open for the next course starting in September 2018.
Deadline for applications is Friday 27th April 2018

This ecumenical course aims to provide a foundation for learning to accompany others on their faith journey. It is based on 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.

Course Components:

  • The underlying principles of spiritual accompaniment
  • Life issues and spiritual accompaniment
  • Practice of the skills used in spiritual accompaniment
  • Application of the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius

For further information, the YISAC Brochure can be downloaded here.

If you are interested in attending the 2018-20 course, please download this applicant letter which outlines the requirements for applying.

The application form can be downloaded here.
The reference form can be downloaded here.

If you have any additional queries, please contact the office who will put you in touch with one of the members of the training team.