Spiritual Direction – sometimes known as Spiritual Accompaniment, with the Director being called a Spiritual Director, Soulfriend or Spiritual Companion – is the prayerful ministry by which one Christian accompanies another, seeking to enable them to discern the place and work of God in their life and to deepen their spirituality, that is, their relationship with God.
Finding a Director (Brokering Scheme)
We offer a Brokering Scheme to link up those seeking spiritual direction and those able to offer it. Finding the ‘right’ person to accompany one’s spiritual journey is a delicate process, and sometimes the person you begin with you will see for many years. Sometimes you may make a change due to a move in house, a move in job or simply because the time may feel right.
Jackie Harbron co-ordinates this scheme. You can contact Jackie via email.
Spiritual Directors (Spiritual Direction Scheme and Code of Conduct)
All Directors who are offered through the Brokering Scheme are expected to have undertaken both initial training through a recognised body and participate in ongoing regular training. We offer training for those who wish to train as Spiritual Directors through the Holy Listening course. Details of the next course starting in the autumn can be found here.
In addition, Directors are expected to conform to our Code of Practice and required to be part of a confidential Supervision Group.