IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Spiritual Direction Course will now start in September 2021, in central London (near London Bridge). All those who have been offered places on the original course that had been due to start in September 2020 will be included on the course in 2021, if they are able to attend. As of May 2021, no new applications can be accepted for 2021-2023 as the course is now full.

A leaflet with the full details (Leaders, Fees, Location etc) and application form can be downloaded here :-

Course Details

As noted above, the course is now full.

If you have any specific queries, please email

The Spidir Course does not offer any kind of formal accreditation. It is ecumenical and open to women and men, laity and clergy. The Course meets one day a month over two years and includes a 50 hour residential each year. The cost is £400 a year, which includes the residential.

Topics Include: The nature and purpose of spiritual direction; prayer; discernment; resistance; life choices; resources & approach; the spiritual direction relationship; rules of life; vocations; supervision & safeguarding; conflict; stages on the journey; retreats. Similar courses, based on a mixture of input and experiential learning, have been adopted in many other dioceses. Course members will be asked to share their own understanding concerns as an important part of the learning process.

Numbers will be limited to approximately 16 and a genuine commitment to attending all the sessions is important. Help can sometimes be given towards the cost of the course and travelling. If local or national Covid-19 lockdowns are enforced during the course, replacement sessions will be arranged online if at all possible.

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