Find a Spiritual Director/Companion – UK

South East and London South West East of England East Midlands West Midlands Wales Yorkshire and Humberside North East North West North West Scotland Northern Ireland

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Many Christians would love to have someone they can talk and pray with on their journey through life. This page is intended to help you connect with a Christian spiritual director/companion in your part of the United Kingdom. Before you begin seriously looking for a spiritual director you should spend some time in prayer, asking God to guide you to the right person. You will also need to consider such questions as: Why do you want a spiritual director? What sort of qualities are you looking for in your spiritual director? How often would you want to meet up with them? God will not necessarily give you someone who immediately seems right to you.

I didn’t immediately take to my first spiritual director but I soon recognised that he was, in fact, the right person for that particular retreat I was on. Also, be aware that not all spiritual directors are free, some will charge for their services and others will ask for a donation. Jesus said in Luke 10 : 7 that “the labourer deserves to be paid.” So if you can afford to pay then be glad that you can support a spiritual director/companion in their labour for God.

England

South East & London

Spiritual Directors International has a world-wide register of spiritual directors including quite a few in the UK.

SPIDIR – an ecumenical Christian organisation based in London and the South East of the UK.

Cenacle Sisters – offer spiritual direction/accompaniment in Liverpool, London, Seacombe and Poole.

The London Centre for Spirituality – offers spiritual direction to those in London.

Soul Friend – offers spiritual direction in the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire.

The Franciscan International Study Centre – offers a course in spiritual direction.

Worth Abbey – has information about spiritual directors in Surrey and Sussex.

The Canterbury diocese (Anglican)

The Portsmouth diocese (Anglican)

The Rochester diocese (Anglican)

The Salisbury diocese (Anglican)

The Southwark diocese (Anglican)

The Winchester diocese (Anglican)

The Pelagos Spirituality & Retreat Centre offers spiritual directors and courses on spiritual direction

South West

Spiritual Directors International has a world-wide register of spiritual directors including quite a few in the UK.

Spiritual Direction – offers training workshops in spiritual direction.

Cenacle Sisters – offer spiritual direction/accompaniment in Liverpool, London, Seacombe and Poole.

The Epiphany Network offers spiritual direction/accompaniment to people in Cornwall.

The Spiritual Companions Network helps people find a spiritual director in Devon.

The Bath & Wells diocese (Anglican)

The Bristol diocese (Anglican)

The Clifton diocese (Roman Catholic)

The Exeter diocese (Anglican)

East of England

Spiritual Directors International has a world-wide register of spiritual directors including quite a few in the UK.

The Brentwood diocese (Roman Catholic)

The Chelmsford diocese (Anglican)

The Ely diocese (Anglican)

The Peterborough diocese (Anglican)

The St Albans diocese (Anglican)

The St Edmundsbury & Ipswich diocese (Anglican)

East Midlands

Spiritual Directors International has a world-wide register of spiritual directors including quite a few in the UK.

The Leicester diocese (Anglican)

The Lincoln diocese (Anglican)

The Nottingham diocese (Roman Catholic)

The Southwell & Nottingham diocese (Anglican)

West Midlands

Spiritual Directors International has a world-wide register of spiritual directors including quite a few in the UK.

The Coventry diocese (Anglican)

The Lichfield diocese (Anglican)

The St Mary’s Convent Birmingham

The Worcester diocese (Anglican)

Yorkshire & Humberside

Spiritual Directors International has a world-wide register of spiritual directors including quite a few in the UK.

The Diocese of West Yorkshire and The Dales (Anglican)

The Sheffield diocese (Anglican)

The York diocese (Anglican)

North East

Spiritual Directors International has a world-wide register of spiritual directors including quite a few in the UK.

The Hexham & Newcastle diocese (Roman Catholic)

The Newcastle diocese (Anglican)

North West

Spiritual Directors International has a world-wide register of spiritual directors including quite a few in the UK.

Cenacle Sisters – offer spiritual direction/accompaniment in Liverpool, London, Seacombe and Poole.

The Carlisle diocese (Anglican)

The Chester diocese (Anglican)

The Liverpool diocese (Anglican)

Wales

Spiritual Directors International has a world-wide register of spiritual directors including quite a few in the UK.

The St Asaph diocese (Anglican)

The St Beuno’s offers a range of spiritual direction courses (Jesuit)

Scotland

Spiritual Directors International has a world-wide register of spiritual directors including quite a few in the UK.

The Aberdeen & Orkney diocese (Anglican)

Northern Ireland

Spiritual Directors International has a world-wide register of spiritual directors including quite a few in the UK.