Becoming a Spiritual Director
We welcome applications from members of any Christian denomination who would like to offer accompaniment to others in their spiritual journey.
We ask that you are willing to follow broad guidelines of good practice set out below and you will be required to commit to operate within the more detailed guidelines as set out by the Retreat Association.
Good Practice in Spiritual Direction
Spiritual directors will have a regular pattern of personal prayer and participation in the wider life of the church. They will be committed to their own spiritual growth and have their own spiritual directors.
Their gifts of accompaniment will have been discerned by others and supported by formation and training specific to this ministry. They will be reflective in their practice, participating in regular supervision and taking opportunities for continuing development and training.
They will have knowledge of good practice in spiritual direction, particularly regarding confidentiality, safeguarding issues and maintaining appropriate boundaries. They will understand the distinction between accompaniment and counselling and be willing to assist people in finding other appropriate help when necessary. They will review relationships regularly and end them sensitively when appropriate.
They will have received confirmation from the diocese of their suitability to undertake this ministry by the Bishop of Truro and will be included in the Diocesan Directory of Spiritual Directors.
In return, we offer:
Public Liability Insurance
Informal networking opportunities
Peer supervision groups
If you would like to join the database of spiritual directors or know more about anything on this page, please email
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