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June 2020


22 June 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
On-line via Zoom
Liz Watson

This year’s Annual Conference will be addressed by Liz Watson, on the theme Silence and Self-knowledge: wisdom from the Desert.
The AGM will start promptly at 10.30 am with the Annual Address following at 11.30 am.

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July 2020

Responding to the Pandemic – a workshop for Spiritual Directors

9 July 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

So much has changed for us since March! Many people are experiencing a range of new challenges and the future remains more uncertain than ever. Our regular rhythms and social contacts have been disrupted, including in our worship and spiritual direction, and there are also new gifts. How has this affected us? What have we found particularly challenging? Where have we found strength, grace or new opportunities? Where might we need extra support? Linda Murgatroyd will lead this workshop, providing…

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October 2020

2020 Online Autumn Refresher Day for active Spiritual Directors

12 October 2020 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

The long path of renewal Dialogue and discernment in a time for change Led by Chris Chapman In a time when radical change is needed in the way we live together and when more people than ever are looking for meaning and direction through online spiritual resources, what is the place of spiritual direction in enabling the renewal of our common life? Some of the ‘tools of our trade’- attentive listening to experience, discernment and openness of heart and mind…

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March 2021

2021 SPIDIR Refresher Day ‘Am I Dead Yet?’ – led by The Revd Dr Andrew Goodhead. Open to current & active Spiritual Directors.

22 March 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:45 pm
On-line via Zoom

“Am I Dead Yet?” A Refresher Day for current & active Spidir Directors 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…

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June 2021

2021 Annual General Meeting & Talk: Liz Watson ‘Silence and Self knowledge: Wisdom from the Desert’. Open to all Spidir members (Zoom meeting)

28 June 2021 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
On-line via Zoom

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: IMPORTANT: This meeting was to have been at Trinity House but now will only be on-line via Zoom.   Programme: Bring your own tea or coffee!…

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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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