IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the expected protracted pandemic of Covid-19, with likely public restrictions for several months, the course will NOT start in 2020. It will be put back to 2021. All those who have been offered places so far will be included on the course in 2021, if they are able to attend. New dates (for 2021-2023) will be published in due course. New applications are suspended for the moment, until the situation becomes clearer.

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 2020 to June 2022, 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 2019 to June 2020.

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 no more than 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.

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