We all need help in our journey of faith, and one real source of encouragement and stimulus can be working with a spiritual director: someone who walks with us in the journey, and especially supports us in our life of prayer, which, of course, should spill over to all departments of our life. More and more people are finding that meeting a spiritual director or soul friend maybe quarterly, is a spiritual discipline which brings great blessing, and helps us to attend more closely to the movements of God’s Spirit in our lives. If you would like help to find a spiritual director, please be in contact with,
We are pleased to announce a number of initiatives to support spirituality in the Diocese.
WEEKS OF GUIDED PRAYER
A number of parishes are running these 'retreats in daily life' as part of the Year of Pryaer. Information and resouces are available of the Year of Prayer webpage. Any specific requests for advice in running these may be addressed to Deborah Hennessy.
ANNUAL FORUM 2018
The Annual Forum of spiritual directors will take place on Tuesday 6 December 2018 at St Peter's, West Blatchington, Hove. Teaching will be given by Dr Andrew Walker, founder of the London Centre for Spirituality.
2018-19 COURSE Introduction to Spiritual Direction
It has three major aims:
- to gain an understanding of a range of historic and contemporary spiritual traditions and approaches to prayer, exploring the role of the spiritual director within each of them and experiencing various ways of praying
- to gain a basic knowledge of key issues in spiritual direction, for example discernment, movement/transitions in prayer, noticing, resistance/ barriers to prayer, boundaries and role; transference; images of God and self
- to develop skills in listening and reflection vital for the practice of spiritual direction Full details in the orange panel on the right
Full details will follow shortly.
SPIRITUALITY SUPPORT TEAM
The Diocese offers a team of experienced colleagues ready to advise you and your parish. They have particular expertise in different fields of spirituality. Please get in touch with them directly.
|training, resources & research||vacant||vacant|
|spiritual direction enquiries||Kate Woodgatefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|children's spirituality||Irene Smale||Irene.Smale@chichester.anglican.org|
|spirituality in later life||Howard Schnaaremail@example.com|
|spirituality, creativity and outreach||Martin Poolefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|weeks of guided prayer||John Twistleton||John.Twisleton@chichester.anglican.org|
|spirituality and ministry||Vacant|
|interfaith spirituality||Andrew Wingateemail@example.com|