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March 2021

2021 SPIDIR Refresher Day ‘Am I Dead Yet?’ – led by The Revd Dr Andrew Goodhead

22 March 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:45 pm
St Andrew’s Convent, 99 Belmont Hill
Lewisham, London SE13 5DY
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£20

“Am I Dead Yet?” Led by The Revd. Dr Andrew Goodhead MA, PhD, MSc.  Andrew is Spiritual Care Lead at St Christopher's Hospice and is a Methodist minister with experience too in church ministry.  He writes:  ’My aim will be to help attendees understand and engage in conversation and support for those who are approaching the end of life and are reflecting on what life has meant and now means. This will be facilitated by presentations and group discussions as to how and where…

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June 2021

2021 Annual General Meeting & Talk: Liz Watson ‘Silence and Self knowledge: Wisdom from the Desert’.

28 June 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Trinity House, 4 Chapel Court
Borough High Street, London SE1 1HW
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£10 – £15

Silence and Self-knowledge: Wisdom from the Desert Why have our Christian friends through the centuries seen silence and self-knowledge as indispensable elements in spiritual growth? Is it still true for us today? We will look for insight and inspiration in the lives and wisdom of the Desert Fathers and Mothers of 4th century Egypt. Venue: Trinity House. Guest Speaker: Liz Watson Biography:  Liz is a member of The World Community for Christian Meditation and lives in London with her husband…

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October 2021

2021 SPIDIR Residential Retreat – ‘LATE MUSINGS. Observations on life and faith’ Led by The Revd. Barry Preece

20 October 2021 - 22 October 2021
St Michael’s Convent, Vicarage Way Gerrards Cross SL9 8AT + Google Map

Led by Revd. Barry Preece Barry is a retired Anglican priest living near Folkestone in Kent. He is a former Spirituality Adviser to the Diocese of Guildford and the Current Chair of the Association for Promoting Retreats and the Retreat Association. He has been a spiritual director and leader of retreats for over thirty years.   Venue:  St Michael’s Convent, Gerrards Cross. Cost: To be advised. Further enquiries: sallylowe1943@gmail.com OR susanjcharles@aol.com

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March 2022

2022 Refresher Day – Evangelical Spirituality and Spiritual Direction led by The Revd Canon Trevor Mapstone

20 March 2022 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
St Andrew’s Convent, 99 Belmont Hill
Lewisham, London SE13 5DY
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£20

The Day will be led by The Revd Canon Trevor Mapstone – Vicar of St Mary’s Caterham. Canon Trevor will speak on Evangelical Spirituality and Spiritual Direction.

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Refresher Days

For those trained in the ministry of spiritual direction

Each year we have a Spring Refresher Day in March/April, 10.00am - 3.30pm

For 2018 & 2019 we have added an Autumn Refresher Day in October - these will continue if popular.

SPIDIR Annual Conference

Open to All

Each year in June we have an AGM followed by an Annual Address, 10.00am -3.30pm

The Annual Address is open to all who are interested in the work of spiritual direction. It is usually composed of a lecture followed by interactive discussion. No previous knowledge of the subject is required to participate and enjoy the day. There is currently a fee of £15, with a discount of £5 for SPIDIR members.

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