Spiritual Direction

Salisbury_June26th_0057Sarum College’s community of practitioners are dedicated to a vision of spiritual direction that is collaborative, innovative and transformative.

Some of us long for a safe harbour to explore the deepest questions of our lives – questions about God, spirit, reality, meaning, purpose and calling. We need to be held in a sacred space and trusted to find our own deeper connection with spirit. We need a place to be heard, a place where we can hear ourselves, and where someone will help us notice the movement of the spirit within our ordinary lives and listen for the wisdom available within our own deep heart.1

A message from the team…

“We share this conviction that spiritual direction is a place where my story can be shared, heard and treated as sacred. Spiritual direction is a process, whereby one individual (the Director) encourages another (the Directee) to reflectively embrace their story with all its complexity – deeply inhabiting it and reflectively noticing how that story is held in a bigger story. The divine story of God’s compassionate engagement with our world.In spiritual direction we are invited to cast a contemplative eye on all we are and do, opening ourselves up to the possibility of transformation. This incarnational view is rooted in a recognition of the interconnectedness between all humanity, held in the compassionate Heart of God.”

What do we offer?

  • Two-year Sarum Certificate in Spiritual Direction
  • One-to-one spiritual direction
  • Supervision of spiritual directors
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Regular spiritual direction conferences
  • Training courses
  • Reflective Practice
  • Days of reflection & retreats

Contact Tony Nolan for more information
tnolan@sarum.ac.uk  |  01722 424800 (main reception)


1 Text adapted from Your Soul’s Compass: What is Spiritual Guidance, 2003, Borysenko & Dveirin, Carlsbad California: Hay House, p. 235