Finding Spiritual Direction
Finding the right person as a spiritual accompanier can seem a difficult task. Sometimes the right person may already be known to you, sometimes it may seem better to have someone well away from your normal circles. It does need care, but there is help available.
Support for those Offering Spiritual Direction
Diocesan Days for Spiritual Direction:
Every year, two days are held in the Diocese for those offering the ministry of Spiritual Direction in the Diocese. Details from the Ministry Development Office
Regional Groups and Supervision:
There are two regional groups - one that meets in Hereford and the other in Shropshire. They provide a place for reflection and sharing on the ministry of Spiritual Accompaniment. They are open to anyone who is offering this ministry.
Contact Sylvia Green-Jones for Hereford Group
Contact Sue Huband for the Shropshire Group
Supervision of Spiritual Direction:
All those giving Spiritual Direction are expected to ensure that they have appropriate supervision for support and accountability for this important ministry. This is possible either through small peer group supervision or through one to one supervision. Both the regional groups have sub-groups. If you are seeking to find supervision, in the first instance contact the regional group to see what availability there is. Alternatively, contact Nick Helm to discuss finding one-to-one supervision
The Revd Preb Nick Helm, Ministerial & Spiritual Development and Curate Training Officer
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