Pathways of Prayer


An online resource for the RC Diocese of Northampton

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Re-launching Lent 2021

Prayer is so important because it is food and drink to our spiritual lives.

In these six sessions, we will explore the nature and purpose of prayer and how it fits into everyday life.  We will be reflecting on our own way of praying and how it may have changed over time, try out some new ways of praying, and think about prayer in good times and bad . For each weekly topic, there are different resources to read, watch and think about on the website.  You can explore these at any time that suits you through the week.  There is a printable journal that you can use to track your progress.

The course can be undertaken by individuals, but like any learning, can benefit from being part of a group to exchange ideas, thoughts and experiences.  The sessions will work really well as a parish Lent group over zoom, or you can join the diocesan group by clicking here:

When you register for the course, you will receive a confirmation email from us – which may end up in your spam!  Once you’ve registered, you’ll see a new tab on the top menu which says “Enter course”.  This will give you access to all the weekly material.  Check out the course info pages for more information about the course and your downloadable journal.

We hope this will be a blessing to you through Lent and for much longer.


I want to join my parish group

If you have a parish group, register on the website to get access to the course and contact your local  group leader or parish secretary to get details of your meetings.

I want to join the diocesan group

Register on this website to get access to the course materials, and click here to register for diocesan group which will run from 7.30pm on a Monday night starting 22nd February.

I’m happy to be self-guided

Register below to get access to the site content, and make your way through the course at your own pace.


I want to lead a group

If you would like to run Pathways of Prayer in your parish, there’s plenty of help.  We have full session-by-session notes, and advertising material to help you recruit participants.

Pathways of Prayer opened a whole new horizon to me. It gave me access to Spiritual Leaders I did not know existed and encouraged me to make a little more fruitful use of my computer. It gave me insight and encouragement and also increased confidence in expressing my faith.



If you are looking for the Pastoral Ministry Office website click here.