Training Courses for Spiritual Direction/Accompaniment
Acorn Christian Listeners
Acorn Christian Listeners offers a variety of courses and events, including quiet days, to equip people to listen well to others, to God, and to their own inner voice.
For Acorn Christian Listeners in Devon contact
The Ammerdown Centre
The Ammerdown Centre is an open Christian community dedicated to peace, reconciliation and renewal which provides a programme of opportunities for study, mutual learning and the chance to hear and absorb new ideas and insights, within a secure, welcoming and prayerful atmosphere which is rooted in, and promotes, mutual respect regardless of belief.
For information contact The Ammerdown Centre, Ammerdown Park, Radstock BA3 5SW,
The Art and Spirituality Network
The Network aims to provide a supportive and challenging space for people to find spiritual fellowship and nourishment through making art. They are open to active artists and those of no artistic experience. They welcome people of all faiths and none, and draw on a variety of wisdom and faith traditions and on the world around us. For details of forthcoming workshops
Bath & Wells:
This course focuses on the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary for the work of spiritual direction/accompaniment. People who already find that others speak with them in confidence about spiritual matters, whether in formal or informal contexts, are those most likely to be suitable for this course. The course starts in the autumn of every other year, alternating with Course 1 “Exploring your Spiritual Journey”, and meets fortnightly during term time in the daytime on Thursdays and includes a residential element. The course is taught by the Course Team as well as outside speakers, who are specialists in their fields. The next course begins from September 2015.
Further information is available from: The Revd Jane Eastell, Diocesan Adviser in Prayer and Spirituality, Meadowside, Wild Oak Lane, Trull, Taunton TA3 7JT,
Sarum college is an ecumenical study and research centre for theological education and spiritual reflection based in Salisbury’s Cathedral Close. Sarum encourages best practice in spiritual direction through the provision of conferences, training events, spiritual direction and supervision.
For details of retreats and an up to date list of courses:
For up to date information about programmes and events, please consult the organisations listed.