Monday, 30 January 2017

Events at Burrswood

Burrswood have sent the following message: 

"We have a number of very interesting spiritual events and training days at Burrswood Health and Wellbeing taking place over the coming weeks that we think will be of interest to you and your congregation.
Please see attached our literature on our Creation and Creativity retreats, our ‘Delving Deeper’ day event, where we explore Christian wisdom through art and music and our training event days in association with Acorn.
All events are open to individuals, churches, chaplaincies and community groups.
The Acorn training days in particular would be a really inspirational way of bringing Churches, chaplaincies or community workers together to learn more about the ministry of healing and wholeness and how to deliver it authentically in the community.
We would be really appreciative if you could circulate the attachments around any contacts you think would be interested in learning more or print them out an posting them on your Church notice board. If you would like any more information then please call Burrswood Health and Wellbeing on 01892 865988 or drop me an email.
Kind regards, Sophie

Sophie Minoprio
Marketing Officer
Burrswood Health and Wellbeing
Tunbridge Wells
Direct Dial: 01892 865984
Switchboard: 01892 863637

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Ongoing training for spiritual directors - Discernment in the Ministry of Spiritual Direction

Led by Rev Nick Helm. Nick works for the Diocese of Hereford and is responsible for the in-service development of the clergy.

4 Mar 2017 10.30-3pm
St Benedict’s Centre, 52 Swan Street, West Malling, ME19 6JK.

Bring your own lunch, drinks will be provided.

Please let Susanne Carlsson know if you would like to attend the day,

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

News from the London Spirituality Centre

Job Advert: Adviser and Advocate for Spiritual Direction

We are pleased to welcome all our friends back to the centre for 2017! We have returned from the break and are engaged in a number of new activities including developing new marketing materials to match our new name.

We are also excited to be kicking off the New Year with a recruitment campaign for a new member of our team! If you are interested, please look at look the job advert below and be sure to email any queries about the role to:

Our Developing Direction series resumes on the 10th February with 'The Language of the Soul: Metaphor and Spiritual Direction' with Dr. Andrew Mayes.  The day has proved popular and we only have eight spaces left so please book your place soon if you would like to attend.  There is also still time to book yourself a place on all six workshops in the Developing Direction 2017 giving you £45 off the full cost.

We're also taking bookings for our Supervision for Spiritual Directors course which will runs over the course of two weekends in May and June.   And finally, if you are interested in training to become a spiritual director, you can find out more at either our next Encounter Open Evening on the 6th April for our three year Encounter course or at the open afternoons for the Ignatian Spirituality Course offered by our friends at ISC who are based here with us at St. Edmund the King.

As ever, we welcome friends and visitors to join us for prayers here at the Centre on Wednesday morning at 9:15am so feel free to drop in if you are at the Centre or nearby.  

Job Advertisement
Advisor and Advocate for Spiritual Direction

The London Centre for Spiritual Direction (formally known as the London Spirituality Centre) is an initiative of the Diocese of London, working with Churches, Ecumenical Partners and partner institutions and neighbouring dioceses across London. It is based at the St Edmund Centre in the City where it offers a wide variety of opportunities for training and development in spiritual direction. The Advisor and Advocate for Spiritual Direction will work as the outward face of the Centre for Spiritual Direction to develop partnerships, and work closely with, people, parishes and clergy of the Diocese of London and with other appropriate partners. S/he will promote the work and resources of the Centre and explore how best the respond to needs and requests.

The post holder will be a member of the Centre’s senior team, along with the Centre Manager and the Director for Formation and Professional Development, and led by the Director.

You will be required to have a substantial Experience in Christian Ministry and depth of understanding of the Church of England. In addition you will need a proven experience in Christian Spirituality and regular Spiritual Direction with a regular life of prayer.  You should also be a self-starter and strategic thinker with excellent interpersonal skills.

Location:     St Edmund Centre in the City

Salary:         £15,000 pa

Hours:          No less than 17.5 hours per week

Contract:      This post is offered on an initial three year contract and subject to a six-month probationary period.

 For a full job description and details on how to apply please

Deadline for applications: Midday, Friday 27 January 2016    First interview: Monday 6 February 2016

Supervision for Spiritual Directors

Supervision for Spiritual Directors
20 – 21 May & 10 – 11 June 2017
Cost: £350  
Lead by Antonia Lynn & Julie Dunstan

This is a 4 day training course in supervision for those working as spiritual directors taking place on 2 weekends: both Saturday and Sunday from 11 – 4.
Topics to be covered include:
Definitions of supervision
The tasks of supervision and skills required
Models and stages of supervision
Challenge and confrontative skills
The practice of supervision
Preparation and contact
Creative and group supervision

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And a reminder that giving to the Centre is effortless - and free - if you route your online shopping through easyfundraising. 

The Church of St Edmund, the home to the Spirituality Centre is open from Monday to Friday from 10.00am to 3.00pm offering a peaceful and contemplative resource.

There are quiet areas for reading and prayer. Fresh coffee is available for a small donation.

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