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 Growth in Prayer and
Reflective Living (GPRL)

Epiphany Group

This course aims to help people to pray and live reflectively by offering an opportunity to explore faith, discover meaning, and come to a deeper relationship with God.

For whom is the course intended?

The course is intended for those of different denominations and none. No particular ability in prayer is required, only a desire for God.

Course Content

  • Different ways of praying taken from Ignatian, Celtic and other spiritual traditions.
  • Awareness of our different perceptions of God. The use of a journal and the value of self-awareness as aids to reflective living.
  • Prayer experienced through music, art and movement.
  • An introduction to Ignatian discernment, through which a person may come to make choices which celebrate the unique giftedness conferred on them by the Creator.


The method is experience-based and reflective. It includes small group sharing. Also, because of the participatory nature of the course, it is important that there is a commitment to attend regularly.

In addition to the weekly, or monthly, group meetings – depending on location –  participants are offered the opportunity of one-to-one spiritual accompaniment.

Towards the end of the course there is a short retreat.

GPRL Edinburgh

Dates October 2017 – April 2018

 Cost The course fee is £360; in full or as monthly payments

(Deposit £50)

No-one should feel excluded because of cost. Bursaries are available.

Applications and further information:

Applications should be made as soon as possible.  For more information please contact:

Sharon Laidlaw, 16 Burnet Crescent, East Saltoun, East Lothian, EH345BZ, 07557104380,


Lauriston Jesuit Centre

VISIT GPRL website page for flier and application forms – applications invited for sessions 2017-18

Sacred Heart Church


A Quiet Day for Lent

Saturday 3rd March 2018 – 10am to 4pm

Lent is a time to take breath, to slow down, to prepare for the rollercoaster of Holy Week and Easter. The day will be punctuated with reflections and communal prayer but will mainly be a contemplative space giving time for God to speak into the passions, struggles and vulnerability of our lives. There will be an opportunity to walk in the beautiful grounds of Carberry Estate.

Refreshments will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch.

Hosted by Healthlink360 at
Elphinstone Wing, Carberry, Musselburgh, EH21 8PW

Download flier A Quiet Day for Lent 2018 (PDF)

Facilitated by Duncan Hughes of the Epiphany Group.

Donations of between £5 to £30 welcome

For further details and to book: 0131 653 6767 or

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