01904 464 900

St Bede's Pastoral Centre

Spiritual accompaniment encourages you to explore a closer relationship with God.

In the midst of a busy life, many people find it difficult to notice God’s action in their daily affairs, yet, at the deepest level, all of us long for a more conscious experience of God’s love.


In spiritual accompaniment, you are encouraged to reflect on the experiences of your daily life and find in them the pattern of God’s presence.

Spiritual accompaniment is about hearing yourself explore what it going on in your life and becoming more aware of what it is you are searching for. Your accompanier will help that exploration and at times offer suggestions as to how to take it deeper.

We have a list of people who offer Spiritual Accompaniment based around the York area and we are happy to try to make connections for those who are looking for accompaniment. An offering of between £15-30 per hourly session is suggested, and it is usually good to meet with your accompanier every four to six weeks, but this may vary according to personal circumstances.

If you would like to explore this option further it would be helpful to send an email to admin@stbedes.org.uk or phone on 01904 464900 giving a few details about yourself and what you are looking for. We will ask you to complete a simple Spiritual Accompaniment Request Form. This is then passed to our director, Julia MacDonald, who will then try to find a suitable match for you.