What is Spiritual Direction?

SPIDIR believes that everyone would benefit from having someone to talk to three or four times a year about their journey to and with God, and about their deepest values and experiences.

Finding a Spiritual Director

SPIDIR believes that everyone would benefit from having someone to talk to three or four times a year about their journey to and with God, and about their deepest values and experiences.

Important Notice regarding Spiritual Direction Course 2024 – 2026

Regrettably we have had to cancel the training  course for prospective spiritual directors and we will no longer be taking applications.

Upcoming Events

Spidir AGM and Annual Lecture 2024

17 June 2024 @ 10:15 am - 3:30 pm
St Hugh's Church Bermondsey, Vintry Court London SE1 3PT United Kingdom

We are delighted to welcome Dr Richard Laugharne as our speaker this year. He is a Consultant in General Adult Psychiatry & the Research Lead at Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation […]

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Day Course on Spiritual Abuse

27 September 2024 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
St Hugh's Church Bermondsey, Vintry Court London SE1 3PT United Kingdom

Day Course on Spiritual Abuse: Responding, Supporting and Working Safely within Spiritual Direction / accompaniment.   Open to: Spidir members and non-members. (Note that the day is focussed on Spiritual […]

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Psychology & the Other Conference

13 July 2024 @ 9:00 am - 14 July 2024 @ 7:00 pm
Devon House, St Katharine Docks
London,

To: All Spidir Members and others who may be interested This coming July (Saturday & Sunday 13th & 14th July 2024) there is an International Conference in London. It is […]

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Open Retreat 2024

26 July 2024 - 28 July 2024
Main Street
Pershore, Worcestershire WR10 3NB United Kingdom

This silent Retreat will take as its theme devotion to the Heart of Jesus and how this can deepen our relationship with the Lord. Based on a book of the […]

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Clergy Retreat 2024

8 October 2024 - 10 October 2024
Frieth
Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire RG9 6NN United Kingdom

Heart Speaks to Heart This is a three-day silent Retreat led by Fr John-Francis Friendship TSSF. There will be a daily Eucharist, six Addresses and Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament […]

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[Please contact the Chair of Spidir if you would like your Spiritual Direction event included here.]

Who we are

We are an informal ecumenical Christian network promoting spiritual direction.

We operate in and around South London & South East England.

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There are other Spiritual Direction groups throughout England.  Many can be found through Diocesan and other Christian organisation websites such as the Spidir Network, https://www.spidirnetwork.org.uk/. They are not formally linked with us.

We offer:-

  • help to find a Spiritual Director
  • training to become a Spiritual Director
  • membership
  • newsletters
  • conference and meetings
  • reading

The name SPIDIR comes from the contraction of Spiritual Direction.

Want to become a SPIDIR member?

If you would like to become a member of Spidir, click the button to apply.  Please note that general membership will provide access to our newsletters and information meetings.  However if you also wish to become a Spidir Director (i.e. if you have previously trained as a Director either with Spidir or another Spiritual Direction organisation), see the note about contacting the Chair of Spidir, below.

Are you an established Spiritual Director, and interested in joining the Spidir Directory for referrals?

If so please contact the Chair (philpotthoward@aol.com) and John will send you the application form.

(Please note that Spidir policy is that we do not charge fees for Direction. Also, our principal area of activity is within the Anglican Southwark Diocese region including South East London, although we do have some Directors in North London. All our Directors are members of Spidir, so you will be asked to join up - only £10 a year!)

Find a Spiritual Director

Click the button to request a referral.

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