Holy Listening 2019 – 2021: Course Information
Our aim is to develop the skills and reflective practice necessary to begin to develop a ministry of spiritual direction.
As this ministry can only develop out of our prayer life, each course day begins with prayer and reflection. This is also a chance to introduce participants to a variety of different aspects of prayer and Christian spirituality. Participants will be expected to do reading around those areas of spirituality that are new to them and over the life of the course, we will create a suggested reading list.
The main seminar of the day covers various topics associated with spiritual direction. During the afternoon, practice sessions are held in tutorial groups. Participants will be expected to keep a reflective journal throughout the course and to complete assignments after each course day. There will be a longer piece of work to complete at the end of the first year, and appraisal meetings with tutors will be held at intervals.
Year 1: 2019 – 2020
October 25th – 27th
July 10th – 12th
Year 2: 2020 – 2021
July 9th – 11th
The fees for the course have been set at £876.00 per year (total £1752.00). This is inclusive of the three residential stays and also of a light lunch provided on each of the course days. Successful applicants from the dioceses of Peterborough and Leicester will receive a subsidy of £200 per year, bringing the total to £1350. Applicants from outside this area are advised to look within their own dioceses and elsewhere for any sources of possible help in meeting costs.
On taking up a place, there will be a non-returnable deposit due of £75. This will be off set against fees in the final term. Payments will be due before the beginning of each term.
The payment schedule would therefore be:
Non – returnable deposit: £75 (£75 with subsidy)
Fees for terms one to five: £292 (£225 with subsidy)
Fee for term six: £217 (£150 with subsidy)
Total: £1752 (£1350 with subsidy)
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