The ongoing Friday programme resumes in October with a very rich series of days led by experienced and inspired practitioners. As spiritual directors it’s easy to feel isolated and somewhat depleted. This is a good chance to both find community and be nourished in the vital ministry you offer.
All Sessions below can be booked individually but booking the whole course entitles you to a discount.
Cost: £360 for the whole course (inclusive of £ 45.00 discount) or £45.00 per workshop
For more information about each workshop, please click on the title to read more.
6 Oct 11 - 4pm
with Annette Kaye
A day to playfully and prayerfully consider God’s invitation to play - within ourselves, in our practice as spiritual directors, and for our directees. Bring your inner child, ready to play, and in clothes that won’t mind getting a bit messy.
3 Nov 11 - 4pm
with Noel Moules
As spiritual directors, we must be concerned with how our work with individuals finds its place within the greater vision and gift of Christ; shalom is the centre-peace. This will be a day to explore the personal and practical dimensions of shalom; and to link this to our work as spiritual directors.
1 Dec 11 - 4pm
with Andrew Mayes
The subject of his recently published book by the same title, this day will explore ‘the summons to a subterranean spiritual adventure, an odyssey of the soul’. He will call us deeper, in company with the great spiritual guides in Christian history who risked the depths, faced the darkness and made astonishing, transformative discoveries.
12 Jan 11 - 4pm
with Lynne Barron
Usually offered by a church community, weeks of accompanied prayer are a popular and fruitful way of supporting Christians in their everyday life to focus on prayer and their life of faith. This day will look at the particular focus needed and the challenges and gifts that such a format presents to spiritual directors.
2 Feb 11 - 4pm
with Antonia Lynn
Storytelling lies at the heart of many spiritual traditions - indeed, there would be no tradition without story! Using the sort of Candlemas we shall consider the nature of narrative theology and the meaning and power of conversation with plenty of opportunity to reflect on and work with our own stories in a safe and creative space.
2 March, 11 - 4pm
with Julia Mourant
An opportunity to reflect on issues which arise at times of transition and discernment. Change may be a choice, with new decisions emerging from exploring a sense of direction, or we may have to find a new sense of vocation in different circumstances which life presents to us.
4 May, 11 - 4pm
with Anne Solomon
What is our Shadow? What do we do with those sides of our self that are not so easy to include in our spiritual journey? How does the Shadow relate to our inner freedom and fullness of life? Anne will help us explore ways of understanding and working with the Shadow for ourselves and for those we accompany.
1 June, 11 - 4pm
with Elizabeth Baxter & Helen Warwick
This day is for those interested in exploring healing through spiritual accompaniment. It will explore some practical, creative and theological approaches of working with others for healing. This interactive day will give space and time for linking into our own healing journeys.
13 July, 11 - 4pm
with Dawn Pointing and Val Smith
Until recently, spiritual direction was a foreign concept in most evangelical and charismatic circles. But now, many are engaging in this ministry, sometimes for the first time. Whilst acknowledging there is much variety within the evangelical world, this will be a day to explore the distinctive gifts and challenges this tradition brings.
Our monthly programme of workshops on Fridays beginning 6 October 2017.
£360 to book the whole series (includes a £45 discount); or £45 per workshop
London Centre for Spiritual Direction
The Church of St Edmund the King