Spiritual Direction Courses

The West Midlands Courses in Spiritual Direction

Soul Food 

A course for anyone who wants to grow in responsiveness to God. With an awareness of some of the Christian prayer traditions, tutors journey with participants to develop reflection (noticing the movements of the Spirit), an awareness of personality and prayer, and the use of silence, solitude, the Bible and our imaginations as helps to develop intimacy with God. Course description

The course will be run online (Zoom) over 8 Thursday evenings Feb – May 2022, plus two Saturdays in-person if possible, otherwise Zoom. Apply using the online form (paper version or paper version).

Cost: £120 (i.e. £10/eve, £20 for day sessions). This reflects the running cost of the course; however if cost presents an obstacle please still apply as we may be able to help.

Spiritual Listening

For anyone who has done Soul Food (or equivalent) and wishes to become more able to make space for God in conversation with others. Participants need to be receiving Spiritual Direction (help is given in finding a Companion if required). Read the course description.

The course will be run in the Newport/Market Drayton area over six Tuesdays in Sept-Dec 2022. Apply online or download application form

Cost £288** (see below)

The art of Spiritual Direction

For some, a gift and calling to be a Spiritual Companion to others emerges. This course is for those in whom this calling is discerned and aims to develop the gift of enabling another person to attend to their relationship with God. It involves a growing personal awareness of the movements of the Spirit as well as an openness to the ways in which God deals with another person. We use the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises as a guide for this process. Course description

We hope to run this course again in 2023 over three terms, plus a 3-day residesidential retreat. To express your interest, please see the expression of interest form.

Cost £390 per term plus £300 for the residential. £500 subsidy for participants able to offer Spiritual Direction in Lichfield Diocese.


**This reflects the running cost of the course; however if cost presents an obstacle, please still apply as we may be able to help.

Courses are open to Christians from any church. To book or register your interest click the links above, or to discuss the courses, please email Charles Ruxton, Diocesan Spirituality Adviser charles.ruxton@trinitychurches.org.

Apply to join the Soul Food course

A course about /doing/ prayer


Apply to join the Spiritual Listening course

This course is about the practice of listening, attending to a person’s relationship with God. So a typical session will include time for listening to one another, time for our own prayer and reflection, as well as some teaching from the front.


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