Training to be a Spiritual Director (UK)

Sustainable Faith‘s School of Spiritual Direction is a 2-year certificate program that prepares you to serve as a spiritual director. This deeply formative training offers participants an immersive, integrated and robust introduction to the ministry of spiritual direction. 


If you desire to journey with people well as they seek to deepen their experience of God, the School of Spiritual Direction may be for you. Our collective of spiritual directors and teachers run schools across the UK, in mainland Europe and multiple site across North America. I have the pleasure of being part of the teaching team, and been personally involved providing spiritual direction formation in Oxfordshire, South Wales, East Yorkshire and the East Midlands.

I’m currently leading cohorts in Nottingham & the East Midlands, UK. Sustainable Faith runs cohorts in many locations , you can register interest on the Sustainable Faith website.


School of Spiritual Direction: East Midlands 2023-24 (year 1)
Dates — Fridays and Saturdays: Oct 2023 – Jun 2024
Location HC Convent, Notts (N.B. first modules nr. Rutland Water)


School of Spiritual Direction: Nottingham 2023-24 (year 2)
Dates — Fridays and Saturdays: Sept 2022 – May 2023
Location Urban Abbey, Nottingham, UK


In the training you will be taught key aspects of spiritual direction experientially and reflectively. Each year runs over five in-person modules with reading, reflection and practice making up the time in-between. Cohorts are marked by a deep level of friendship and community which forms over the months (cohorts are typically between 8-12 people) through our vulnerable sharing. The intention is for the study to be compatible with your existing rhythms of work and life. That said, expect to give at least 12 hours a month to the work. There are many opportunities to practice offering spiritual direction and receive regular peer and formal supervision.

Find out more and register on the Sustainable Faith website.


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