Spiritual direction is a way of meeting with someone - a spiritual director or companion - to share our thoughts and reflections about our faith, and to consider how these may connect with every part of our daily life.
The variety of terms used are sometimes confusing: spiritual director, spiritual companion, soul-friend, prayer guide. But they are essentially about the same thing, having someone who will walk with us on our Christian journey and help us to notice what encouragement, guidance or prompting God might be trying to give you.
Finding the right person as a spiritual accompanier can seem a difficult task. Sometimes the right person may already be known to you, sometimes it may seem better to have someone well away from your normal circles. It does need care, but there is help available.
- Contact: Revd Nick Helm, Diocesan Advisor for Spirituality