Living and Learning is a vibrant set of Discipleship Courses which have been put together by St Padarn’s Institute.  Initially launched in April 2018, the course now has a whole range of new titles as well as a new way in which to access the material.


Living and Learning is designed for Christians who want to come together in local learning groups to explore their faith and deepen their life of prayer and service. It is designed to support parishes and mission/ministry areas to bring people together on a journey with Christ as disciples, finding new ways to serve and thinking about the future life and mission of our church.

How does it work?

The courses are designed to offer structured learning for church groups based around an introductory passage and supported through focused group discussion with someone acting as a group leader. There is no minimum or maximum number of people in a group and you can hold the groups wherever and whenever is convenient for you.

The modules cover many of the questions that the Church faces in its ministry and mission today. You can complete as many modules as you want and in any order you want. These courses have been tailored to give you full ownership of your group. The courses range from six to eight sessions and you can take as long as your group needs to complete them. We believe working in small groups is an invaluable way to learn more and come together to make a difference in your church and community.

What courses are available?

  • Leading a Living and Learning Group

  • Church for the future

  • Living Scripture

  • Called by God

  • Pastoral Visiting

  • Leading Worship

  • Lord’s Prayer

  • Stewardship

  • The Church and Young People

  • The Five marks of Mission

  • Creeds

…with even more exciting courses coming later in the year!

What do you get when you register?

When you register to run a Living and Learning course, you will receive:

  • An electronic version of the course for use by all group members

  • 3 hardcopies of the course free of charge

  • A hardcopy of the ‘How to Lead a Living and Learning Group’ Module to help run your group

  • The option to buy more hardcopies of the title for £5 each

  • A link to the Living and Learning tutor through Moodle, enabling you to ask any questions you may have

  • Access to a closed Facebook group for further group discussion before and after your sessions

How do I register my Living and Learning group?

Simply download the Living and Learning Order form here

Complete all of the relevant sections and return to us either via email on info@stpadarns.ac.uk or via post to: Living and Learning, St Padarn’s Institute, 54 Cardiff Road, Cardiff,  CF5 2YJ.