The Holding Group is coordinated – ‘held’ – by a small ecumenical group of experienced spiritual directors whose purpose is to monitor and develop the provision of spiritual direction in our area. The group is accountable to the whole network through a regular pattern of consultation. There are a number of sub-groups which deal with particular areas of the work. All group and sub-group members work on a voluntary basis.
Holding Group members: Alan Hodgetts, Mary Lean, Andrew Meynell and Sue Sheppy
The List Group manages and publishes a list of the names and contact details of those offering spiritual direction in the three counties. The list is available to anyone seeking spiritual direction. Please visit our Find a Spiritual Director page.
The group also deals with applications from spiritual directors wishing to join our list through a process of references and interviews. Members of the List Group are happy to discuss what you are looking for. Please contact us with your enquiry.
List Group members: Christine Bainbridge, Lynette Harborne, Christine Hutt, Mary Lean and Diana Polisano.
The Events Group organises 3–4 workshop days every year for practising spiritual directors. In many cases these are 'open to all' – i.e. anyone wanting to go further and deeper on their spiritual journey. Please visit our Events page.
Events Group members: Mieke Gaynor, Jill Hunt, Fi Ivin, Pam McKellen, Christine Hutt and Andrew Meynell.
The Training Group organises initial and ongoing training for spiritual directors and supervisors.
Training Group members: Alan Hodgetts and Sue Sheppy.
Spiritual Direction Course Tutors: Revd Joanna Gallant, Nick Gallant and Beryl Maw.
Forthcoming Training & Events...
Watering The Garden
Food for the Soul
Spiritual Direction Course