Spiritual traditions: Ignatian Spirituality 

Spiritual traditions: exploring their contemporary relevance

The third in the series is Ignatian Spirituality

Hearing God’s Voice

Saturday, November 20, 2021 10:00am – 4:00pm

Is there a way of understanding how God communicates within our lives without falling into the glib and the super-spiritual? What if we could learn from an ancient Christian tradition with spiritual discernment at the heart of its spirituality? The Ignatian tradition, which emphasizes contemplation in the midst of action, provides such an opportunity. One of the strengths of this approach is the activity of our lives is the focus for discerning God in everyday life. So, it is a form of spirituality especially suited to those called to an active, busy lifestyle.

This day reflects on the wisdom of this tradition and provides space to practice some spiritual exercises. However, there will also be more teaching than usual for a quiet day in order to gain an understanding of Ignatian spirituality. There will be opportunity to ask questions and share observations around the input. Whilst it is personally focused, it also has implications of how we hear God’s voice together in church life. Stephen leads another day workshop specifically on this topic, and this workshop lays a foundation for attending & making sense of that follow-on seminar.

Coffee from 9.30am. Please bring your own packed lunch.


Stephen Ibbotson, before retirement was a Baptist minister with 40-years experience in church-based ministry. He was actively involved in church planting, faith and culture movements in his earlier ministry. Over the years he has had an increasing interest in developing the inner-life and draws on various historical spiritual traditions making them accessible within our contemporary context. In retirement Stephen co-ordinates a Spiritual Accompaniment initiative in the East Midlands and coordinates the Stilling Prayer group.


Booking your place

This Quiet Day is now fully booked. If there is enough interest we will repeat it. Please contact the warden to express your interest and be added to a waiting list. Please email michele.hampson@southwellminster.org.uk.

We are embarking on an extensive renovation programme to help us deliver a better service in the future and all donations are gratefully received. Donations to Sacrista Prebend can be made using the form below.

We suggest an offering of £20 for the day but we want you to feel free to offer what feels right to you and making a donation is not a pre-requisite to attending the day.

You will be able to make a donation to Sacrista from the acknowledgement page, once you have completed the booking form below.




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  • Venue: Sacrista Prebend Retreat House