A personal spiritual development course inspired by Ignatian Spirituality

Venue: St John the Evangelist, 2-6 Newall Terrace, Dumfries DG1 1LW

(close to Dumfries railway station and the bus terminus)

From: October 2019 - May 2020

The course aims to help participants develop and deepen their experience of prayer and to live more reflectively. It offers opportunity to explore faith, discover meaning and come to a deeper, closer relationship with God. It provides space to examine hopes and desires and to move towards the fullness of life we all long for.

The course will be run over 7 weekends once a month. The weekends will  begin on a Friday evening from 7 - 9.30pm and continue through Saturday from 10am - 4pm. There are B&Bs and hotels near St John's if you would like to stay overnight.

Download course flier here / Download course application form here



Book Group: Sensible Shoes

What to wear when going on a spiritual journey.

'Sensible Shoes' by Sharon Garlough Brown is about the spiritual journeys of 4 women - Hannah, Meg, Mara and Charissa - after they embark on a retreat in their hometown. The novel explores their deepening friendship as well as their individual inner journeys.

We will listen to each other as we explore, chapter by chapter, what resonates and which characters we relate to, We will also be introduced gently to the new ways of praying the characters experience in the book. No previous experience of prayer or faith is necessary. EVERYONE IS WELCOME

Saturdays, 2-4 pm, during August & September 2019 in Dumfries.


Please note that the group is now full and we've begun to meet. However, further book groups may be run in the future, so watch this space!