Ecumenical Seminars in Spiritual Accompaniment
This series of seminars developed by Sarum College in partnership with the Diocese of Salisbury offers an opportunity to share and deepen your experience of spiritual accompaniment. It is suitable both for those new to spiritual accompaniment and for those who are more experienced.
- Have you benefitted from spiritual accompaniment or soul-friendship?
- Are you currently alongside others on their spiritual journey?
- Does your ministry or vocation include helping people grow in faith and prayer in their daily life?
- Would you like to develop your understanding and deepen your experience of spiritual accompaniment?
Commitment to the complete course is required.
- To explore the nature and dynamics of the spiritual accompaniment relationship.
- To consider some of the underlying issues related to spiritual accompaniment e.g. conversion, prayer and discernment.
- To provide opportunities for participants to work in small groups to gain practical experience of receiving, giving and reflecting on spiritual accompaniment.
The course runs for twelve weeks on Thursday afternoons from 1.45 to 5pm. Each session will begin with centring prayer and a talk by an experienced spiritual companion with opportunity for discussion. Course participants will then work in triads to develop their skills in receiving, giving and reflecting on spiritual direction. The afternoon will close with facilitated reflection on the day in small groups. A certificate of attendance will be awarded to those who complete the course.
The cost of the course is £280, including refreshments and library membership for the duration of the course. Owing to the nature of the course, the number of participants is limited to 18.
For an application form, or for further information contact Alison Ogden
firstname.lastname@example.org | 01722 424826
Ian Cowley is Co-ordinator of Vocations and Spirituality for the Diocese of Salisbury. He has been a parish priest and has written three books on the local church, spirituality and transformation.
Keith Lamdin is principal of Sarum College. He has coached and developed church leadership training for the church, and charitable and health care groups.
Anne Long is an experienced spiritual director, supervisor and group facilitator. She previously taught spirituality in theological college and has written two Grove books on spiritual direction.
Mairead Quigley is a member of the Society of the Sacred Heart, pastoral tutor to the MA in Christian Spirituality and chaplain of Sarum College.
Patrick Moore is a scholar-in-residence at Sarum College and a member of the De La Salle brothers. He has taught in Cambridge, London and California.
Barbara Mosse is lecturer in Christian Spirituality at Sarum College and an Anglican priest. Her teaching and research interests include Celtic and medieval spirituality.
Andrew Walker is a priest, psychosynthesis counsellor and co-director of a 3-year Ignatian Spirituality Programme. He trains and supervises spiritual directors and publishes on discernment and direction.