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study, prayer, adventure, revival:

our mission house


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our new nine-month programme for young people

what is the mission house?

a place of encounter; a place of revival
Craig Lodge's new Mission House offers a nine-month programme, for anyone between the ages of 18-30, that sets out to form spirit-filled evangelizers for the renewal of the Church.
our partners in formation

Craig Lodge Mission House are thrilled to announce that Encounter Ministries have agreed to allow us the use of their curriculum as part of the formation of our successful applicants this coming year (2021/22). Our missionaries will benefit immensely from this opportunity and we are delighted to be entering into this partnership.

Drawing from the richness of our Catholic heritage, Encounter School of Ministry seeks to teach, equip & activate disciples to demonstrate the love of God through the power of the Holy Spirit in their sphere of influence. 

The Gospel is too good to keep to yourself. Learn how to live a whole lifestyle that demonstrates the goodness of God in the world around you. The Encounter School of Ministry provides a safe space for you to learn, discern and take risks in developing your gifting, calling and confidence in stepping out in faith. To find out more visit

A life of prayer
a life of community
a life of mission
a life of study
a life of service
A life of worship
a radical year with the lord

what does a year with the mission house look like?

a life of prayer
At the heart of the Mission House is the person of Jesus Christ, present in the Blessed Sacrament. The missionary’s daily life will be oriented around Him. With a structured life of prayer, including the Divine Office, rosary, Eucharistic adoration and celebration of the Holy Mass, each missionary will be rooted in an intimate and personal relationship with the Lord.
a life of community
The communal dimension of the year will allow each missionary the opportunity to build bonds of friendship that will last a lifetime, whilst experiencing the Gospel dynamic of living in common. This common living will assist a genuine growth, both in human and spiritual development. Living and working together each missionary will experience the joy of having others alongside themselves who desire the Kingdom of God above all else and are able to encourage one another on the path to holiness.
a life of mission
With deep roots in their life of prayer and the strength and confidence gained from living in community, the missionary will go out to proclaim the good news; going out from the mission house to the streets, high schools, parishes and wherever the Lord calls. Each missionary will have the opportunity, first-hand, to experience proclaiming the Kingdom of God and setting the captive free.
a life of study
Studying the richness and beauty of the Catholic faith will play a key role in the missionary’s year. This study, however, will not be only intellectual: the curriculum is aimed at equipping each missionary with both the knowledge and ability to minister God's grace to others. The classroom will be a place for intellectual formation and hands-on ministering opportunities.
a life of service
Service is an essential part of any missionary calling. Jesus calls his disciples to take the lowest place. For this reason, the daily tasks of service are an essential part of the mission house year. The missionaries to be formed in this mission house are ones that understand the privilege of serving those around them.
a life of worship
Worship is an integral part of the life of Craig Lodge community and the Mission House. This worship is centred on the person of Jesus, present in the Blessed Sacrament. During their time at the Mission House, each missionary will have the opportunity to cultivate a culture of worship and a renewed sense of awe and wonder towards the richness of the sacramental life.

meet our team

our experienced team have a wealth of experience and training in mission
Joseph Black
Joseph moved home to Craig Lodge with his wife Rosie and son John in August 2022 to live a life dedicated to revival. Joe and Rosie are worship leaders and teachers with a passion for worshipping Jesus in the Eucharist. After growing up in Craig Lodge, Joe spent many years on the road as the singer of an indie-rock band before having a conversion experience at Walsingham, England. Joe then spent eight years working for Mary’s Meals and leading worship for various ministries before moving home to Craig Lodge to teach at the Mission House.
Paul Kidd
After encountering the Lord here at Craig Lodge aged eighteen, Paul spent a year a year as part of the community. Following his time at Craig Lodge, Paul studied at the Emmanuel School of Mission in Rome and then spent five years with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. He returned to Craig Lodge in 2018 to become part of the Mission Team. Paul is a husband and father and he longs to see Sons and Daughters discover their true identity in Christ and experience the joy of the Gospel.
current missionaries

meet the class of 2022-23

young people have come from all walks of life to join us on an exciting journey founded on radical intimacy with Jesus and life-changing mission training
our second years

second year students

students are given the opportunity to stay on for a second year, completing the second year of the Encounter course and taking on a leadership role in the Mission House - this year we welcomed back three students

download our manual

view our full manual and programme of study by downloading the PDF below
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more details

where is the mission house based?
Our Mission House is set in the dramatic scenery of the West Highlands of Scotland. Surrounded by the glory of God’s creation, each missionary will have the unique opportunity of living in this place of renowned natural beauty. Find out more about where we are here.
when does the programme start?
Craig Lodge Mission House runs from September to June. Our next intake will be September 2023.
what does it cost for the nine months?
A subsidised cost of £2000 per person. This helps to cover the programme, staffing, lodging, board and other necessary amenities for your time in the Mission House. We encourage missionaries to sow into their own futures by fundraising for this cost.
who can sign up?
Any young person between the ages of 18 and 30. If you're outside the age-bracket but still want to support this ministry, please consider giving financially, either by donating to Craig Lodge or sponsoring a place at the mission school.

applications are open

if this sets a fire in your heart, let us know a few basic details and we'll be in touch with the full application form
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ways to support us

consider supporting this exciting new ministry by sponsoring a place at the Mission House or by donating to Craig Lodge
sponsor a place
We ask students to raise a portion of their own costs for the year. By sponsoring the remaining costs you can help these young people renew the church. To give to this ministry specifically, let us know by e-mail via the link below.
sponsor a place
give to craig lodge
Consider giving to Craig Lodge to help this new ministry and our other ministries to grow. Thank you for helping us to build Craig Lodge into a place of encounter with the Lord's love and mercy that we can share with others.
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mission house events

find out more

stay tuned for announcements of in-person or online events so you can find out more and decide if the Mission House is right for you