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“Spiritual Direction involves a process through which one person helps another person understand what God is doing and saying.”
—Richard Foster

Jesus could be said to be the model spiritual director, asking people questions that helped them to discover what they believed, what they longed for, what prevented them from pursuing what they so desired and supporting them as they explored. Ever since Jesus, Christians who want to explore and grow in their faith have instinctively sought out others whom they trusted to listen to them and to be alongside them. These “soul friends” don’t do the directing. Together with the person seeking direction they listen and try to discern God’s voice in the directee’s life.

The London Centre for Spiritual Direction is an independent charity that works closely with the Diocese. It has information on not only spiritual direction, but also how to get a director or how to train to be a director.  If you want to find out more, you can go to www.lcsd.org.uk, or email info@nulllcsd.org.uk.

Alternatively, if you need help finding a director you can connect with the Spirituality Advisor for your area of London.

  • Two Cities (Central London)
    The Reverend Canon Jack Noble, Rector at St Giles’ Cripplegate // // 07765771547
  • Stepney (East London)
    Catherine Armstrong
  • Kensington (South London)
    Rev Karen Wellman
  • Edmonton (North London) 
    Fr Bruce Batstone // 
  • Willesden (West London)
    Role currently vacant
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