Do you feel called to accompany those seeking healing?

The Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle is offering a new bespoke training course for those called to accompany people seeking healing. The revised format of the programme focuses on a Catholic, holistic understanding of what it means to be healed exploring the role of the Sacraments, the prayer life of the Church and the power of the Holy Spirit. It gives a grounding in Scripture alongside practical and spiritual training in the art of accompanying and praying with others. It offers good practice guidelines concerning safeguarding and boundaries and helps individuals discern whether this is what God asks of them.

An overview of the course

We are offering this second run of the course through an initial opportunity for reflection to be held on Saturday 19 November 2022 at St Thomas of Aquinas Parish, Darlington, DL1 2PU (10.00am – 2.30pm). At this gathering we will explain the options for completing this course either by studying and moving through our online videos or by face-to-face learning. The face-to-face option will continue the learning on Saturday 21 January 2023 and on Saturday 25 March 2023. In between these reflection days there will be the chance to partake in a reading group looking at key texts around the healing ministry.

Key dates for your diary*

In-person session 1: Saturday 19 November 2022
In-person session 2: Saturday 21 January 2023
In-person session 3: Saturday 25 March 2023

*Whilst attendance at the in-person sessions is encouraged if you are unable to attend one of these sessions an online option will be made available.

The cost of the course is £45.00 per participant. Do not let the fee put you off, we can make funding available.

Due to the nature of the course, it would be ideal if your parish priest supports your attendance.

For booking details or further information please contact the Vicariate for Faith & Mission admin team who will be happy to assist:

Email: adminfaith.mission@diocesehn.org.uk
Tel: 07375 934713

Please note the booking deadline for this course intake is Thursday 11 November 2022.

Click here to view or download the poster for this course for further information.

  • Date of Event 19 November 2022—25 March 2023
  • Cost £45.00
  • Location

    St Thomas of Aquinas Parish, Darlington, DL1 2PU.

  • Special Info

    In-person session 1: Saturday 19 November 2022
    In-person session 2: Saturday 21 January 2023
    In-person session 3: Saturday 25 March 2023