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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
Contract: This post is offered on an initial
three year contract and subject to a six-month probationary period.
Deadline for applications: Midday, Friday 27 January 2016
First interview: Monday 6 February 2016
Supervision for Spiritual Directors
for Spiritual Directors 20 – 21 May
& 10 – 11 June 2017 Cost: £350
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