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A round up of Events in Edinburgh, or close by

InterPlay taster evening Wednesday 27 September, full details here

Adventures in Faith Newsletter here

Ignatian Scotland Newsletter here

The Bield at Blackruthven would like to highlight three events taking place:
  • Tending to the Emerging Stories of our Lives: A restorative & reflective day for those whose lives are touched by dementia 27th August Flier
  • Finding Clarity in the Midst of Life’s Challenges 4th November Flier
  • Uncovering and Recovering your Spiritual Next of Kin 18th November Flier
Into Silence
Fridays 1.30 – 3pm at Christ Church Centre, Holy Corner, Edinburgh
21 July, 25 August, 29 September etc
A newly started Adventures in Faith group of around 15 people continues monthly. Come occasionally or regularly. Offering guided introduction, stillness and 30 minutes of silent prayer. Led by spiritual director and counsellor Mollie Paterson. Just come along, donations of £5 on the day. Enquiries to 0131 346 9081

Who Has Your Back
Fridays 7.15 – 9.15pm 28 July, 25 August, 29 September, 27 October
St Philip’s Church, Logie Green Road, Canonmills, Edinburgh
A soulful, reflective practice group for people looking for support in a variety of work roles. What gets you out of bed in the morning? What keeps you going at work? What is draining and what’s going well? Who or What ‘has your back’?
Using a mixture of conversation and creative approaches here is an opportunity to re-energise vision for work, find help with tricky encounters and refresh courage and compassion towards both yourself and those with whom you work. Open to people from a variety of backgrounds e.g. NHS/social workers, teachers, alternative therapists, charity workers, clergy, volunteers, anyone in ‘people roles’ or organisations. We will create the space between us using images, objects, action and ‘soulful seeing’ to go in search of focus, support, and re-equipping.
Group of 3 to 6 people. £30 per session with a commitment across these 4 dates, then the choice to stay or leave with new folk joining as space allows for another block of 4. Early bird rate £110 for 4 sessions if paid in full by 30 June. To aid the group process you are greatly encouraged to come to all dates. If you know at the time of booking that you need to miss one date you will not be charged for this, thereafter the commitment of £30 is to all dates.
Booking/further information

Reflection for Life
A monthly small group exploring faith and life. For people who have some experience of one or more of the following:
– A Retreat in Daily Life
– Spiritual Direction
– Quiet Days
– Growth in Prayer and Reflective Living course or similar
– Exploring, or wanting to explore, their own prayer life
Further details on this page
This Group has now begun, if you are interested in joining the group, or in a new group at a different time, please enquire.

I am also exploring offering individually arranged ‘Home Retreats‘ using Skype (or phone) for those limited by illness, caring responsibilities or other factors. Please email to explore further.

Bookings now open for Growth in Prayer and Reflective Living course Wednesday evenings in Edinburgh
Also similar course in Fife, and residentially near Inverness
Also Training in Spiritual Conversation course in Edinburgh