The Cursillo Group

What is Cursillo?

"Cursillo" is a Spanish word (pronounced "Kur-see-yo") meaning "short course". The three day course in Christianity began in Spain following World War II. The movement spread rapidly and has now become international. Many thousands of Anglicans world-wide are involved in Cursillo.

A Cursillo Weekend is three days long — but it lasts a lifetime.

Who is it for?

People just like you - laity, clergy -anyone who is curious, searching, wanting to know more about their Christian faith or to know the joy of feeling that faith grow. It's not just for one "type" of Christian; it's for all sorts.

What is a Cursillo Weekend?

It begins on a Thursday evening and ends on Sunday afternoon.

  • Those attending live and work together, listening to talks given by different people, both lay and ordained.
  • You will hear talks on Ideals, grace, obstacles to grace, the life of prayer, study, action, lay people in the Church, sacraments and the Christian Community.
  • Talks lead to lively discussion in small groups.
  • Learning, praying, sharing, singing, laughing and living together provides the opportunity to discovering what it really means to say, "We are the Body of Christ".

What is expected of me?

  • Just be open to what happens.
  • Simply take a fresh look at what the Church has always taught:

Good News

The miraculous and joyous discovery of Christ's Love.

The "Fourth Day"

The weekend is not an end in itself,

but very much just a beginning. The "Fourth Day" ( The rest of your life) is where we con nue to journey together, supporting and encouraging each other as we go. You will be given details about how this works in your diocese.

“Developing the Mission of the Church is always a priority. To do this, individuals and parishes need to be challenged to grow in faith, to develop their individual vocations as ministers of the Gospel of Christ. The right resources are crucial in helping them to do this. The Cursillo Movement has, for over 50 years, been a leader in personal and parish spiritual development and makes an invaluable contribution to this work.
I warmly commend Cursillo to you.”
— Archbishop Barry Morgan
“Cursillo has made an immense contribution to the spiritual lives and Christian vocation of so many people in the Diocese. I am deeply grateful to Cursillo for all that it has done.”
— + Wyn, Bishop of St Davids
There is no one and only route or programme guaranteed to develop individual spirituality and discipleship. The church is blessed to have many resources available, among them the Cursillo movement which is well a ested as one such resource. It gives me great pleasure to endorse both the movement and the opportunities which it offers for the enrichment of spiritual growth and deepening discipleship.
— +John, Bishop of Swansea and Brecon