Aig Fois provides space for people, wherever they are on their spiritual journey, to reflect on their experience and understanding of the Mystery called God and how they might like to respond. We warmly welcome people from all faiths and none.

Our work is inspired by the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises. In essence we aim to offer experience of new ways of praying; using scripture, using our imagination, praying through our bodies, with images (icons), with creative materials, prayer of review and with silence. We offer these in a variety of ways, e.g. quiet days, retreats either in daily life or residential and occasionally longer spiritual formation courses.

We offer one-to-one spiritual direction, contemplative supervision and the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises in daily life.

We are based in the Galloway town of Kirkcudbright. We are affiliated to the Epiphany Group and also have links to the Ignatian Spirituality Centre, Glasgow.




Rachel Inglis – Rachel set up Aig Fois in 2006. She was trained by the Epiphany Group, in spiritual direction, supervision and giving the Spiritual Exercises.

Rachel works with friends and colleagues from the Epiphany Group offering quiet days, guiding on retreats in daily life, individually-guided residential retreats and occasionally tutoring on the personal formation course, “Growth in Prayer and Reflective Living” or the longer Spiritual Direction course. She offers spiritual direction - both in her home or by Zoom (Skype) – contemplative supervision and the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises.

Mags Bryan picMags Bryan - Mags will be a guide on the Retreat in Daily Life: Streams of Living Water. She has over 20 years’ experience of pastoral care, and has offered counselling or spiritual direction to a number of people both at home and in Poland, Slovakia, Uganda and Chad. She is a registered social worker and trainer and runs her own business ‘Eight Miles Out’, whilst working part-time for a Third Sector organisation, which supports people who care for family and friends, who may be frail, have an addiction, long-term illness or disability.

Mags enjoys using her photography as a resource for the retreats and quiet days, which she, along with others, facilitates. She loves the outdoors and the ‘call of creation’ and in her spare time enjoys wild camping, swimming and fly fishing.