This course is for those who are separated, those who are currently going through a divorce, or those who are already divorced, whether recent or at any time in the past. The course, while based on Christian principles, is relevant and helpful for anyone with or without a Christian faith or church background. Restored Lives runs three times a year and is both practical and supportive, giving any separated or divorced person the opportunity to discuss the challenges they are facing and the tools to deal with these effectively.

Topics covered include:
Facing the Effects of Separation and Divorce
The Importance of Good Communication
Resolving Conflict
Panel of Experts - Opportunity for 1 to 1 meetings
Parenting Issues
Moving Forward with Hope

The cost of the course includes supper and materials, as well as the celebration dinner.

A meal is provided at the beginning of each course evening, including a vegetarian/gluten free option. This is followed by a talk, with opportunities for discussion in small groups. The small groups are led by people who have gone through divorce themselves. The setting is welcoming, relaxed and unthreatening.

Please note:
If you are seeing a therapist or taking medication prescribed by your doctor, please discuss your participation on this course with them. The material addresses the hard issues that arise on separation and divorce and may be challenging.

While many people find a group environment helpful and supportive, it may not be appropriate for everyone. If you have any concerns about this, please contact the course administrator.

This is a very caring and professionally run course which will stand me in good stead in the future.

course dates 2020

20 Jan - 16 Mar 2020
Monday, 20 Jan - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Monday, 27 Jan - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Monday, 3 Feb - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Monday, 10 Feb - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Monday, 24 Feb - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Monday, 2 Mar - 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Monday, 9 Mar - 7:00pm - 9:30pm Monday, 16 Mar - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Future Term Dates

Summer Term 2020

Autumn Term 2020


8 weeks including Celebration Dinner on final week


Erik Castenskiold




Church House Upper, HTB Brompton Road, SW7 1JA


Dinner Provided

020 7052 0200



Please note the last session, the celebration, is in Church House Lower. Bursaries available upon request to those from low income households or full time students. Please apply by email. Please note that cancellations and transfers are accepted up to 24 hours prior to the start of the course. This course is run at HTB but there are courses being run around the country – visit the Restored Lives website to find your nearest course.