Spiritual direction 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 direction, you are encouraged to reflect on the experiences of your daily life and find in them the pattern of God’s presence.
Spiritual Direction is not about being ‘directed’ but rather about hearing yourself explore what it going on in your life and become more aware of what it is you are searching for. Your director 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 Direction based around the York area and we are happy to try to make connections for those who are looking for direction. An offering of between £15-30 per hourly session is suggested, and it is good to meet with your director about every month to six weeks, but these details may well vary according to the circumstances of each one.
If you would like to explore this option further it would be helpful to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 01904 464900 with a few details about yourself and what you are looking for. The office will pass your request on to Julia MacDonald, the new Director of St Bede's who is due to take up post in September 2017.