Click here for a link to a documentary film on Celtic Christianity in which David Cole is interviewed.
Learn more from and about Celtic Christian spirituality with this 10 month correspondence course. Each month you will receive some teaching via email about Celtic Christian spirituality; the Celtic church and prominent figures from within it. It will guide you to study and read more on the month's subject and people, then each month you are required to write a short (between 500 – 1,000 words) response to the subject based on your reading and study, send it to your tutor and they will comment on it. Your response should be based upon what you think of the teaching, what further reading you have done, and how the subject can be made relevant to your life and spiritual walk today.
Here is what previous students said about it:
“I am blessed in so many ways in what I have learnt from this course,
and in a profound way I am connecting to what I already knew deep within my being”
"I think the course is very well built as an introduction in Celtic Christian Spirituality. The main topics were treated well and in a logical order. The gain overall from the whole course (spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical) was immense and beyond my expectations."
The course has two start dates, February (T1) and September (T2) and the topics are as follows:
Feb/Sept: What is Celtic Christian Spirituality?
Mar/Oct: Flowing with the Spirit (Patrick)
Apr/Nov: Care for creation (Columbanus)
May/Dec: The path of Prayer (Columba)
Jun/Jan: Hospitality (Hilda)
Jul/Feb: Contemplative spirituality (Cuthbert)
Aug/Mar: Living authentically (Aidan)
Sept/Apr: Warrior peacemakers (Cadoc & Illtyd)
Oct/May: Story telling (Caedmon)
Nov/June: Soul friendship (Brigid)
Participants will receive an email during the first week of each month from February to November or September to June. There will be some teaching about the subject and some suggested reading to further your study with a short response required from the student. Course fees are £20 per month payable monthly or as one block for the whole course. If you are paying monthly, payments will be due by the last day of the previous month (starting with January 31st or August 31st). Payments can be made via paypal. If you sign up as a group of 10 or more then the course cost reduces to £150 per person instead of £200. Email Waymark Ministries for more details.
The course is written and run by David Cole. David has studied and taught on Celtic Christian spirituality and New Monasticism for a number of years and has been a speaker at places such as Spring Harvest and the Bible Society's International Christian Resource Exhibition (CRE) on the subject, as well as UK and International conferences. He studied a Masters' degree in 'Christian Spirituality' writing his thesis on Celtic Christianity and Discipleship; he is Deputy Guardian for The Community of Aidan & Hilda, a globally dispersed Celtic Christian New Monastic community, of which he has also been a member for over 12 years. He is also an award winning author on the subject of Christian meditation. We hope you get a lot out of this course, and that it helps you walk in a deeper way with God, and connect more deeply with other people.
For more information and a sign-up sheet email us at
*This course is not accredited with any college or university, and you will not gain any qualification from it, it is simply a study course for the love of learning.