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. New applications are now being accepted for 2021-2023.

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

Course Details

If you are interested in joining this course, which will be based in Central London (near London Bridge station), on one Tuesday each month from September 2021 to June 2023, then please download the form above, fill it in on your computer and send it to:

If you have any specific queries, please email

We will hold interviews over several months from November 2020 to June 2021.

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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