Stephen Hoyland

Prayer guides team for Newman House
The Jesuits in Britain spirituality outreach team is getting down to its busiest time of year with programmes of retreats in daily life in university chaplaincies as well as with youth workers, school chaplains and parishes.Last week saw the Newman House (Catholic chaplaincy) Retreat in Daily Life for students from London Universities, led by a team of prayer guides which included FCJ sisters, a Jesuit scholastic and trained lay people.“We had around 50 students participating, and (possibly)...
Stephen Hoyland & Vron Smith at St Mary's
Last week members of the Jesuits’ spirituality outreach team, led by Stephen Hoyland, were at St Mary’s Brownedge delivering a retreat day for school chaplains of the Diocese of Salford. “We were joined by about 35 school chaplains from across the diocese,” explained Vron Smith, the new Wider Mission Co-ordinator of the spirituality team, “they were mostly lay people working in Catholic primary and secondary schools; some had teaching roles alongside their chaplaincy work.  Some were...
Stephen Hoyland leads retreat in Oxford
A Week of Guided Prayer is taking place at the Oxford University Catholic Chaplaincy, starting on Sunday. The event is open to Christians of all denominations, not simply Catholic students who study at the University, with an ecumenical team of prayer guides and ministers from other Churches involved.The Week of Guided Prayer is described as ‘a retreat for people who are far too busy to go on retreat'. Participants are invited to spend 30 minutes in personal prayer with the Scriptures each day...