Events & Resources for Spiritual Directors

The Spiritual Direction Forum is sharing this information about events and networks without any endorsement of them. 

If you have information that you would like to see shared with Spiritual Directors, please email [email protected]

Below you will find: (click on headings to jump to the section)

Organisations supporting Spiritual Direction
    • The Retreat Association
    • St Beuno’s
    • Association for Promoting Retreats
    • London Jesuit Centre
    • London Centre for Spiritual DIrection
    • Sarum College
Events for Spiritual Directors
    • SpiDir Berks Bucks Oxon – Watering the Garden
    • Streams in the Desert
    • Psychology & The Other Conference 
Advent Events
  • O Come, O Come, Emanuel: Online Retreat Days with Rachel Overton
  • 2023 Advent Calendar from Seeds of Silence

    • Encounter Course – London Centre for Spiritual Direction
    • Holy Ground – SpiDir Berks Bucks Oxon
    • A Companion’s Way – Gloucestershire

Organisations supporting Spiritual Direction

Resources for Spiritual Directors and Trainers, including the Spiritual Direction Guidelines, can be found here:


 at St Beunos

The Association for Promoting Retreats has a noticeboard with events that might be of interest here:

What’s on for Spiritual Directors at the London Jesuit Centre

Developing Direction

A programme of events and groups designed to foster the ongoing development and support of spiritual directors


Encounter Course

Encounter is a three year formation programme with a blended-learning format, meeting both online and on-site from London Centre for Spiritual Direction.

It draws its inspiration from ancient and contemporary wisdom in Christian spiritual direction, modern psychological insights and the gifts and challenges of social diversity.

More information

The next Ecumenical Spiritual Direction Training Course run by the Spiritual Direction (SpiDir) Network for Berks, Bucks and Oxon is due to begin in September 2023; a leaflet is attached. This is an evening course primarily online, but with three in-person days. Students can be accepted for training from outside of these counties.

Information about the course and details of all other aspects of the SpiDir Network can be found on the website:


A Companion’s Way

The Gloucestershire Course in Spiritual Direction

A Two-Year Course Starting February 2024

Events for Spiritual Directors

Watering the Garden 2023

Monday 6 November 2023: The Treasures of Darkness: Working with the Shadow in Spiritual Direction by Anne Solomon. This will be a day event online, with plenty of reflection time off screen.

 Both events will be for spiritual directors, directees, and for those who, more informally, support others as prayer accompaniers


Conference in London 13-14 July 2024

Thematic tracks: Mindfulness, Mystery, the Alien, Spiritual Direction & Dante.

Call for proposals now open – deadline 12 January 2024

Click here for Further Information

This conference is brought to you with the generous support of Northeastern University London, the Psychology Department of Northeastern University, the Center for Psychological Humanities & Ethics at Boston College, the Psychology Department of Duquesne University, & the Northeastern University Psychology & the Other Workgroup


Fostering Prophetic Ministry in Wilderness Times

Julie Leger Dunstan offers a challenging and nourishing  exploration of this theme in a one-day training  – on request – to networks around the country: online or in person.

For further information contact Julie on [email protected]

Advent Events

HOME PAGE image.jpgAdvent Calendar for 2023

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