In 2017/18 the Course will run on Mondays (2pm - 4.45pm) from November 20th, 2017 to May 21st, 2018. Once again it will be a simple, non-academic course open to people of all faith traditions and none who are interested in exploring the tradition of Christian Spirituality.
It aims to help you reflect on your own spiritual journey; learn about different ways of praying; develop your own spirituality; introduce you to the art of Spiritual Direction; help you integrate spirituality and life; learn about some of the great traditions of Christian Spirituality (eg. Desert, Benedictine, Franciscan, Carmelite, etc.) and reflect on biblical themes and insights into life in the Spirit.
The Course will offer opportunities to work in small and large groups; provide a reflective approach in which to make your exploration; provide opportunities of individual tutoring where required, and provide a weekly period of meditation. It will run by John-Francis Friendship APS and Nicola Mason.
The Course is open to people of all traditions, those of other faith groups, and any who are interested in exploring the theme of Christian Spirituality.
If you would like more information about the course modules and the aims of the course you can download the following document: ECS Course Modules and the course leader John-Francis Friendship has more information about the course on his website The Restless Heart
‘I found the Course a fascinating introduction to many aspects of Christian spirituality, including different types of prayer, Christian mysticism and major figures in the tradition such as St Ignatius, St Teresa of Avila, St John of the Cross and more recent writers such as Thomas Merton. This has helped enrich my subsequent reading and theological understanding as well as my spiritual life. I would recommend it to people from any Christian denomination or background.’ - JLP, London
Please book your place using the link to Eventbrite below.
Monday afternoons from 20 November 2017 to 21st May 2018, 14.00 - 16.45pm
£390 full cost; £360 if booked before 9 October 2017
London Centre for Spiritual Direction
The Church of St Edmund the King