Developing Direction Programme

2017 - 2018

The Developing Direction programme is a series of one-off days, evening and short courses; covering a broad spectrum of topics, themes and practice issues related to the ministry of spiritual direction. They are led by experienced practitioners from all over the country and, in keeping with the nature of formation, will usually consist of a mix of input, personal reflection, discussion and prayer.

The programme is comprised of five elements outlined below. Click on the heading of each element for more details and to enrol.

The Friday Programme

The ongoing Friday programme resumes in October with a very rich series of days led by experienced and inspired practitioners.

Deepening Direction: From Novice to Apprentice

A Year-Long Development Course

The course is aimed at spiritual directors with a little experience at their craft, but who have not had enough opportunity to take their practice to a more competent, confident and relaxed level.

Poetry and Book Club

A relaxed space for insight, inspiration, support and friendship.

Reaching Out

A series of days and evening to promote spiritual direction in the community.

Practice Issues

One off days as the need arises, on various topics on issues related to your practice as a spiritual director. This part of the programme may be added on an ad-hoc basis throughout the year.


A series of one-off days, evening and short courses beginning in September 2017.


London Centre for Spiritual Direction
The Church of St Edmund the King
Lombard Street


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