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]

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


Developing Discernment Processes
in the formation of Spiritual Directors

with Rachel Overton and Nick Helm

This programme aims to enable course leaders to develop or sharpen up discernment processes within formation programmes for spiritual directors from all traditions.

May – June 2023


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:


Events for Spiritual Directors

Tuesday 18th -Friday 21st July
“Who are you? Living a Godly life”.
Three-Day Community with Sam Wells at Ripon College, Cuddesdon

Watering the Garden 2023

 Tuesday 20 June 2023: Creative Journalling by Jan Palmer. This will be a day event in the Harriet Monsell Room at Ripon College, Cuddesdon.

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


The conference aims to provide a reflective space where delegates can deepen their own experience of living the spirituality of the Spiritual Exercises and develop their practice of sharing those Exercises with others.

To register and get more information:


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.

Inspired by the rich prophetic dimension of the season, she will also be offering a short weekly online course/retreat during Advent this year, to explore this theme more deeply through music, poetry, theology, prayer, personal reflection and sharing. 

For further information contact Julie on [email protected]