JOURNEY INTO FREEDOM - Online Lent Retreat


Begins Ash Wednesday, 26th February 2020.

Devised by the Jesuits in Scotland, the theme this year is ‘Journey into Freedom’ and the materials are based on the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius.

Rachel Inglis will facilitate a group in Kirkcudbright for anyone who signs up for the retreat and would like to meet with other retreatants.

The first meeting will be on Monday, 24th February from 1.30-3.30, in the RC hall in Kirkcudbright (off the High Street, down the lane between the Police Station and the new premises of SCVS), and thereafter on the following 7 Mondays ending 13th April.  A limited number of retreat handbooks will be available.

If you’d like to join us, please let me know through the website (see Contact).

For further information and to register for the Retreat sign up here.

Saturday & Sunday afternoons, 2 pm – 4pm on 1st/2nd , 8th/9th, 15th/16th February

Venue: Kirkcudbright  (NOW FULL)


Still life Xavier VallsThe Big Silence is a BBC documentary made 10 years ago. It follows five people who have high-pressured typical modern jobs – in hospitality, teaching, PR and business.

The inspiration for this came from Benedictine monk, Father Christopher Jamison, who is convinced that everyone can benefit from sustained regular periods of silence: “When we enter into periods of silence, we start to see things with greater clarity. We come to know ourselves, and come in touch with that deepest part of ourselves, our soul.”

In the documentary, the group is invited to give space for silence in their busy lives, and the programme follows their progress.

We will watch an episode together once a week over 3 weeks. In a supportive environment, we will have an opportunity for gentle sharing afterwards and be guided through a short experience of silent prayer.


For more information or to register your interest, please get in touch through Signup.

Still life is by Xavier Valls



A personal spiritual development course inspired by Ignatian Spirituality - NOW FULL 


Venue: St John the Evangelist, 2-6 Newall Terrace, Dumfries DG1 1LW

(close to Dumfries railway station and the bus terminus)

From: October 2019 - May 2020

The course aims to help participants develop and deepen their experience of prayer and to live more reflectively. It offers opportunity to explore faith, discover meaning and come to a deeper, closer relationship with God. It provides space to examine hopes and desires and to move towards the fullness of life we all long for.

The course will be run over 7 weekends once a month. The weekends will  begin on a Friday evening from 7 - 9.30pm and continue through Saturday from 10am - 4pm. There are B&Bs and hotels near St John's if you would like to stay overnight.

Download course flier here / Download course application form here