Welcome to the Spiritual Direction Forum UK

supporting and resourcing spiritual directors

promoting and protecting good practice

advocating and encouraging creative development

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Forthcoming Forum events

Our events seek to engage with an aspect of the vision of the Forum. These events are free to those on the Forum mailing list.

We are holding two consultative events in October for those involved in leading / enabling regional or local networks. If you would like to be invited, please email using this link

Watch this space for information about an event on Thursday 16 November 7pm – 9pm ‘Exploring Images of Spiritual Direction’

More information on our Forum Events page – click here


Watch the recent presentation by Phil Harrison SJ on Rob Marsh’s recent book ‘Imagination, Discernment and Spiritual Direction’.0

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Vision Statement for the National Forum for Spiritual Direction UK

This statement came from a discerning process undertaken by the initiating group. This included a consultation with over 170 spiritual directors from all over the country who after prayerful reflection contributed their feedback. This was compiled into 72 page document. The group reflected and prayed with this, seeking to listen to all that was shared and draw together a vision statement. This vision statement comprises three sections:

  • Vision – the aim and purpose of the Forum
  • Values / Way – the values and ways in which it seeks to be
  • Mission – the actions that are needed in the first instance in order to begin to work to the aim and purpose. 

You can read it here or download a printable version here or watch a brief introduction to the vision…

Prayer for the Forum

Creator God, giver of all good things;
provide for us as we support and resource each other.
Jesus, incarnate, embodied;
enable us as we model and promote good practice.  
Holy Spirit, breathing life into the world;
inspire us as we advocate and encourage creative ministry.  
In all things, God, animate our vision with your desire.