Events & Resources for Spiritual Directors

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Below you will find: (click on headings to jump to the section) – most recent additions in Bold

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
    • Psychology & The Other Conference 
    • Sarum College Spiritual Directors Conference 2024
    • SpiDir Berks Bucks Oxon – Watering the Garden
    • Streams in the Desert
    • Exploring Spiritual Accompaniment – St Anthony’s Priory Durham
    • Catching the Wind
    • Ignatian Spirituality & Spiritual Direction
    • Encounter Course – London Centre for Spiritual Direction
    • A Companion’s Way – Gloucestershire

Job Opportunities

    • St Beunos

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 offers helps in finding retreats and events

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

Ongoing Training for Spiritual Directors
Watering the Garden’ is a short series of further training days for practising spiritual directors and those who, more informally, support others through prayer accompaniment. These sessions are run annually.

Information these events and other aspects of the SpiDir Network can be found on the website:

Job Opportunities

Spirituality Team Member

Salary: £31,395 – £33,436 p.a., depending on experience.

Trainee Spirituality Worker

Salary: £23,712 p.a. pro rata. 

Closing date for applications: 7th June 2024

Click here for more information

Events for Spiritual Directors


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]


Exploring Spiritual Accompaniment Course

A two-year ecumenical programme of formation providing practical and experiential training in the skills applicable to accompanying others on their faith journey.

St Antony’s Priory | Training (
74 Claypath, Durham, DH1 1QT


Catching the Wind

Discernment Formation for Spiritual Direction Course Leaders 

with Rachel Overton and Nick Helm

Programmes in Sept 2024 & January 2025

Click here for more information and booking 

Ignatian Spirituality & Spiritual Direction

Ignatian Spirituality Course – An Ignatian Formation and Training in Spiritual Direction
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Course starting Sept 2024
(online and in person courses available)

Sign up for an open afternoon session to learn more

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