Spiritual accompaniment encourages you to explore a close relationship with God. In the midst of a busy life, many people find it difficult to notice God’s actions in their daily affairs. Yet at the deepest level, all of us long for a more conscious experience of God’s presence and love. Spiritual accompaniment is not about being ‘directed’. Rather, it is very much about being encouraged to draw closer to God. Spiritual accompaniment invites you to this relationship.
The Canterbury Diocese has a number of Spiritual Accompaniers who have extensive training and experience of spiritual direction. Please download the Spiritual Accompanier leaflet for more information including connecting with a Spiritual Accompanier.
Exploring a calling to Spiritual Accompaniment
The Canterbury and Rochester Dioceses offer a jointly run Spiritual Accompaniment Training Programme. The aim of the programme is to develop a group of both lay and ordained practitioners who are called to become Spiritual Accompaniers. If you are interested in exploring this further, please follow the link.
Encounter is a programme in spiritual direction run by the London Spirituality Centre. It is a practically based ecumenical programme that draws on ancient and contemporary practice in Christian spiritual direction, modern psychological insights and the wisdom tradition found in all religions and cultures.