Spiritual Direction Course 2024 – 2026

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Spiritual Direction Course 2024 – 2026

We will be starting a new once-a-month daytime course in September 2024!

The deadline for receipt of applications is April 30th 2024 and interviews for places on the  course will take place in May & June 2024

Once you have reviewed the information here, if you have any specific queries, please email Jacky at jsut57@icloud.com

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 £500 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 to 18 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 lockdowns are enforced during the course, for example due to a resurgence of Covid-19 or other pandemics, replacement sessions will be arranged online if at all possible.

If you complete the course successfully, you can join the Spidir Director team (or join another organisation if you wish, especially if you live in a different region of the UK).  As a Spidir Director, please note that Spidir policy is that our Directors who Directees via Spidir (our Referrals Committee) do not charge for Spiritual Direction sessions. In addition, you would be required to have your own Director, and participate in a Spidir Supervision Group or have independent supervision.  Other Spiritual Direction organisations may have different policies.

Closing date for applications: April 30th 2024

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