Becoming a Spiritual Director

Becoming a Spiritual Director

We welcome applications from members of any Christian denomination who would like to offer accompaniment to others in their spiritual journey.

We ask that you are willing to follow these guidelines of good practice:

  • Two men sit at a cafe table talkingSpiritual directors will have a regular pattern of personal prayer and participation in the wider life of the church. They will be committed to their own spiritual growth and have their own spiritual directors.
  • Their gifts of accompaniment will have been discerned by others and supported by formation and training specific to this ministry.  They will be reflective in their practice, participating in regular supervision and taking opportunities for continuing development and training.
  • They will have knowledge of good practice in spiritual direction, particularly in regard to confidentiality, safeguarding issues and maintaining appropriate boundaries.
  • They will understand the distinction between accompaniment and counselling and be willing to assist people in finding other appropriate help when necessary.
  • They will review relationships regularly and end them sensitively when appropriate.

In return, we offer:

If you would like to join the database of spiritual directors or if you have any questions at all, please email. If you would like to find out more about supervision, either in a one-to-one session, or as part of a supervision group, contact Judy, either by email or mobile 07971 893334.