Training to be a Spiritual Director (UK)

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.

It’s such a pleasure being able to deliver the excellent Sustainable Faith curriculum, and facilitating spiritual direction formation in the School of Spiritual Direction.

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. The collective of spiritual directors and teachers run schools across the UK, in mainland Europe and multiple site across North America.

Previous locations I’ve enjoyed teaching in include: Oxfordshire, South Wales, East Yorkshire and Nottingham, UK. Most recently I’ve been leading cohorts in the East Midlands. Sustainable Faith run cohorts in many locations, you can register interest on the Sustainable Faith website.

For this coming academic year (2024-25) I will be taking a fallow-year from teaching in schools of spiritual direction.

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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