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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
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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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October 2021

2021 SPIDIR Residential Retreat – ‘LATE MUSINGS. Observations on life and faith’ Led by The Revd. Barry Preece. Open to current & active Spiritual Directors.

6 October 2021 - 8 October 2021
St Columba’s House, Maybury Hill
Woking, GU22 8AB United Kingdom
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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 Columba's House, Woking , Maybury Hill, Woking, Surrey, GU22 8AB (Please note: this venue replaces the one previously advertised - and note the change…

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March 2022

2022 Refresher Day – Evangelical Spirituality -POSTPONED

21 March 2022 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
St Andrew’s Church, Short Street
London, SE1 8LJ
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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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April 2022

Holy Week Event

11 April 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 13 April 2022 @ 8:00 pm
St Andrews, 99 Belmont Hill
London, SE13 5DY United Kingdom
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HOLY WEEK EVENT ‘Journeying in Silence with Jesus in the Footsteps of His Passion’ Members of Spidir and other organisations have kindly been invited by The Sisters of St Andrew's to visit during Holy Week. Dates: Monday 11th April, Tuesday 12th April and Wednesday 13th April 2022, any time from 2.30 to 8.30 pm. Transport: Nearest Station: Blackheath or Lewisham - each 7-10 minutes walk. Buses: 54, 89, 108 - the stop is 'St Margaret’s Church/Brandram Road'. Booking: Everybody welcome.…

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May 2022

Invitation to Spidir Members

17 May 2022 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
St Hugh’s Church Bermondsey, Vintry Court London SE1 3PT United Kingdom + Google Map

The Revd Richard Carter, Associate Vicar for Mission at St Martin-in-the-Fields, and author of The City is My Monastery, has kindly agreed to speak to our training Directors on the Spidir Course. He is also happy to have Spidir Members attend for this talk, which will focus on his story, and how the book and the Nazareth community evolved. There will be no charge for this, but we will have a collection in aid of the work at St Martin-in-the-Fields.…

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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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