Finding a Spiritual Director

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SPIDIR believes that everyone would benefit from having someone to talk to three or four times a year about their journey to and with God, and about their deepest values and experiences.

Spidir is an informal ecumenical Christian network aligned with the Anglican Diocese of Southwark, offering support in and around London and the South East. We can only offer Spiritual Direction for individuals living within this region. However a number of Dioceses around the UK have a similar Spiritual Direction organisation, so if you don’t live in the South East then do check the websites of your local Diocese. In addition there are organisations such as the London Centre for Spiritual Direction that may be replicated in other cities.

  • People who would like to receive spiritual direction should complete the online form on this website, or print off the Word file and send it to the address on the form.
  • This service is free but donations can be made through this website (see below).
  • We do not offer counselling.

There are different ways of finding a Spiritual Director

  • It may be that you already know someone who you find easy to talk to – it is worth having a word and seeing if they are able to meet you regularly for spiritual direction.
  • Or it might be that a third party, maybe a friend or someone at church, could recommend somebody to you.
  • You can approach SPIDIR and we will try to help. When you have completed and submitted the referral form online, our referral team look at it and see what sort of person would be helpful for you and who lives within a reasonable distance from you. Once you meet up you with your Director you can decide if they are the right person for you.

The actual work of finding the most appropriate director for somebody is currently done by a Referral group made up of past and present SPIDIR Course leaders – between us, we know most of the people who have passed through the courses and we each bring that knowledge to bear on our recommendations of a Director. We do all we can to choose the right person for you, taking time and care rather than just picking a name at random from a list.

Many people ask about our fees. As a matter of policy, SPIDIR does not charge for Spiritual Direction. Many people do want to offer something, and we have a Donation button on the Home Page.

Spiritual direction for other areas of the UK

If you do not live in or around London, we suggest you look at the Retreat Association’s website and contact them for advice.

Or contact and ask your local Anglican Diocese.

Find a Spiritual Director

Click the button to request a referral.

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