The Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle is offering a new bespoke training course for those called to accompany people seeking healing. The 9-session 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 safe-guarding and boundaries and helps individuals discern whether this is what God asks of them.

The residential training course will take place at Minsteracres Retreat Centre, Minsteracres, Consett, DH8 9RT and will run across 2 sessions (Friday evening to Saturday lunchtime):

Session 1: 22nd – 23rd April 2022

Session 2: 15th – 16th July 2022

The cost of the course is £180 per participant. You are encouraged to seek sponsorship through your parish or the Lay training fund.

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

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  • Date of Event 22 April 2022—16 July 2022
  • Cost £180.00
  • Location

    Minsteracres Retreat Centre
    DH8 9RT

  • Special Info

    Session 1: 22nd - 23rd April 2022
    Session 2: 15th - 16th July 2022