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Taketime Practitioner Training: October 2020 Taketime

Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

Enrolment for this course will be opening soon.

Taketime Meditations use your imagination to provide a calm, comfortable space in which to meet God. The aim of the Taketime Practitioner course is to help participants to understand the Taketime vision and to enable them to use Taketime with groups, individuals and in worship.

Contexts in which Taketime has been successful include:

  • Worship
  • Outreach Programmes
  • Discipleship
  • Prisons
  • Schools
  • Youthwork
  • Hospitals
  • Hospices
  • Pastoral Care
  • Prayer Spaces

This online course can be completed over a period of seven days. Each day, your tutors will be available to answer questions and feedback on any assignments.


Before you enrol to this course, we ask that you listen to at least one of our meditations online or attend a Taketime Together Group

If you are planning on running a Taketime Together Group you must be part of a safeguarding scheme applicable for your location (e.g. DBS or PVG etc.).

The length of this course is between 5 and 6 hours

The cost of this course is £30.00

Taketime Tutors

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Rev. Clive McKie

Clive has created the Taketime brand of meditations based on Ignatian Spirituality, Mindfulness and on his work in the prison and Church. He also managed the development of the website and created the Taketime Together group concept

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Elizabeth Smith

Elizabeth had been attending the Reigate Community Centre Taketime Together Group for a while before undertaking her training in 2019. She now helps lead the group with Clive McKie and three others. She is also the Project Manager for Taketime and regularly attends Taketime Training Days and events

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Lorraine Darlow

Lorraine is the acting Methodist National Learning & Development Coordinator for Scotland and she uses Taketime for personal meditation and in facilitating groups. She is passionate about how Taketime can be used to enable others to share in their experience of God, and how it can engage people across ages and in different contexts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to start the course on the Monday morning?

No. The course is very flexible. You could start on any day of the week. You do however have to complete the course within seven days from the start date. If you experience any issues during these seven days which prevents you from completing the course, let us know via and we will try to move you to a later course.

Do I have to complete the course in one go?

No, not unless you want to. The course will save your progress and responses automatically and you can stop and start as you wish. You could, for example, do one hour every night or three hours one day and three hours a few days later.

Does it matter what time of the day I work on the course?

No. The course is available 24/7 so you can work on it whenever suits you. You may not get a response immediately after you post a question in one of the discussion forums but by the time you look next time, you should have received a reply.

Will I be working in isolation?

You will be working with other students on the same course but at your own pace. There are four discussion forums in the course where you can interact with other students and your tutors if you wish but there is no synchronous participation.

Is the whole of the course online?

In Module 4 we ask that you practice your meditation delivery to someone. This could be someone in your household or someone from the course and it can be done face to face or online via an application such as Zoom or Facetime. You might want to organise this before the course starts.

Can a number of people from my church sign up together?

If you are looking to train a number of people from the same church or Christian organisation at the same time, email us at and we can look at scheduling a separate, closed course.

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