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Spiritual direction

training & guidance

We've worked with a team of spiritual direction trainers to produce Guidelines for Spiritual Direction. We also facilitate courses and conferences.

Contact us to sign up for the Spiritual Direction emailing list.



Who are they for:

  • Spirituality specialists

  • Individual spiritual directors

  • Those involved in training Spiritual Directors

  • SD allocation and referral

  • Those with oversight of Spiritual Direction training and provision

  • Those with oversight of Safeguarding


These Guidelines are available to download and may be adapted for your own use – please acknowledge any alterations or additions that you make to the original document and include a reference to the original.


Spiritual Direction Forum

– Join the conversation

The National Forum for Spiritual Direction. is a new forum which aims to support and resource spiritual directors, promote good practice and encourage creative development in this ministry.

The Forum is open to all and has held two online events in 2021. 

For more information  and to join the mailing list please see this page.


Online Meeting

Conference for Spiritual Direction Trainers 

The Retreat Association holds a conference for those who are responsible for training others in Spiritual Direction. This includes opportunities to network and share expertise.

The next conference will be in February/March 2023.

Documents from the last conference can be downloaded here

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We have a list of local training courses in Spiritual Direction – contact us to request this information.

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We hold conferences for those involved in spiritual direction training.

The next is in March 2022.



For those spiritual directors seeking liability insurance for their work we recommend Oxygen.

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