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 The Art of Spiritual Direction
Introduction to Spiritual Direction
                 The Spiritual Life - traditions & ways of praying
 Developing the Art of Spiritual Direction 

The aim is to offer participants a wide range of experience in: 

              ways of praying

              traditions of Christian spirituality

              the ministry of spiritual direction.


Alternate Mondays during term time, excluding half-terms; 11am – 3.45pm

Expected dates : September 2024 - May 2026

Y1 – 23rd September 2024,7th & 21st October, 4th & 18th November, 2nd December,

13th & 27th January 2025, 10th & 24th February, 10th & 24th March

Y2 – 22nd September 2025, 6th & 20th October, 3rd & 17th November, 1st December

12th & 26th January 2026, 9th & 23rd February, 9th & 23rd March, 13th April


All course sessions held at The Stable Rooms, Histon, on the northern outskirts of Cambridge

Residential weekend held at Launde Abbey 11th-13th October 2024



Non returnable booking fee of £10

Course fees : To be confirmed, but in the region of £750 for Year 1 which includes a weekend residential retreat at Launde Abbey, and £500 for Y2

What is required of participants?

•    Christian faith

•    Some sense of vocation

•    Recognition, acceptance and tolerance of people from a wide diversity of backgrounds

•    An understanding that people differ with regard to individual spirituality, churchmanship, life experience, academic qualifications as well as in gender and culture

•    An ability to be listened to, as well as to listen

•    A willingness to share at a level that is appropriate and comfortable

•    A preparedness to enter into the process with openness and flexibility

•    A commitment to respect confidentiality

•    An openness to a course structure that is not so rigid that it cannot be adapted and shaped as it progresses, nor so loose and flexible that participants feel adrift and unsupported; likewise, an acceptance of a range of learning styles that meets differing needs, and a willingness to participate in those approaches which are not our preference

•    An acceptance that the course is experiential

•    A recognition that the success of the course is dependent on the enthusiasm, generosity and flexibility of the course members toward each other and the tutors and a general acceptance that we are all working toward the one goal, that of serving God in this ministry.

The course has no academic requirements.  Members of any Christian church are welcome to apply.


To express an interest in this course please email the Course Administrator,, or complete the application form which can be found in the Students' Area, and send to the secretary as above,

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