Reaching Out

with Alison Christian

Reaching Out is a series of days and evenings to promote spiritual direction in the community.

Weeks of Guided Prayer, or Weeks of Accompanied Prayer as they are also called, provide many people in the community with their first experience of spiritual direction. The Centre will be in the fore-front of promoting and providing this experience more widely in local churches. Alison Christian, Advisor and Advocate for Spiritual Direction, has already had many requests for this rich provision. It is envisioned that these days will run at least yearly or twice yearly, to equip our spiritual directors to provide this much needed ministry to churches throughout London.

Administrating Weeks of Accompanied Prayer

Monday 25 September, 11 - 4pm

How can we learn how to listen to God in our lives and help those in our local churches to do so when we can’t afford the cost or find the time to go on retreat? One way is to offer a Week of Accompanied Prayer.

Speaking Out Promoting Spiritual Direction in our Localities

Monday 6 November 6 - 8pm

In this evening, you will be supported and encouraged to find your voice in your parish or in other places; to promote spiritual direction and the work of the Centre.

Being a Guide on Weeks of Accompanied Prayer

Monday 13 November 11 - 4pm

This workshop will explain how Weeks of Accompanied Prayer work, how to be a guide on such weeks and the difference between accompanying on a Week and ordinary spiritual direction.

Alison Christian

Alison Christian served as an incumbent in the Diocese of London for seventeen years before becoming Warden of Launde Abbey Retreat House in 2012. Alison has been a spiritual director for over twenty years and has a passion for helping Christians to grow in depth and maturity. Alison Christian is now working at LCSD as our Advisor and Advocate for Spiritual Direction.


Monday 25 September and Monday 13 November 11 - 4pm; Monday 6th November 6 - 8pm




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


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