I am a Christian laywoman trying to follow Jesus through a life of prayer and action. I have spent time over the years with both Ignatian and Benedictine religious communities learning their spiritualities, and have knowledge of a number of prayer traditions.
I trained in Spiritual Direction on the 2-year course on Ignatian Spiritual Accompaniment held at St Bede’s Pastoral Centre in York, which was led by Cecilia Goodman CJ, an outstandingly gifted spiritual guide and mentor. I trained in retreat direction at St Beuno’s Spirituality Centre where I was a residential member of the team and where I directed retreats and helped train spiritual directors and prayer guides.
I offer spiritual accompaniment and retreats to individuals, as well as quiet days, weeks of guided prayer, experiential prayer workshops and retreats to parish and other groups. I also offer time-limited vocations guidance for people trying to discern what path in life God is calling them to follow.
I am a trained supervisor and offer supervision to spiritual directors.
I have an MA in Christian and Pastoral Theology from Heythrop College, London.
While most people who come for spiritual direction are Christians, I am open to working with people unsure of their faith but seeking God.
Preparing for Advent 2021
I am offering a mixture of ways to prepare for Advent this year: with input, individually guided retreats, and quiet days with the opportunity for a one-off session of spiritual direction.
These will all take place at the Sussex Heritage Centre (see below) at the end of November.
If you are interested in joining one or more of these, please book though Sussex Heritage Centre via the link further down this page.
Individually Guided Retreats
If you’ve often wondered about trying a retreat, but not known what to expect or whether it’s for you, why not check out the short 2- and 3-day retreats which are ideal for beginners, as well as being perfect for people who can only afford a few days away or cannot manage weekends. For more information on Individually Guided Retreats (IGRs) look at the ‘Retreat’ section. Maybe this is the year you ‘put out into the deep’ and meet God trustingly in the silence.
These IGRs are all based at the Sussex Heritage Centre. Book online with them at http://sussexheritage.co.uk
I am now working as the Retreat Director for the Sussex Heritage Centre
This is an exciting opportunity to work with a retreat and pilgrimage centre in the countryside close to the historic town of Arundel. They can offer accommodation, meals and activities for small and large groups. Take a look at what they offer…
Upcoming Retreats at Sussex Heritage Centre
Monday 29 November 2021: Quiet Day of Reflection on the theme of Preparing for Advient, with chance of individual spiritual direction, 10am-4pm. No input, just silence, prayer, creative materials, walking or sitting among nature.
Saturday 27 November 2021: Preparing for Advent – a day with two sessions of input based on the scriptures, quiet time for prayer and reflection, and opportunities for creative work or walks in the beautiful gardens and countryside.
Sunday 28 November-Tuesday 30 November/Wednesday 1 December 2021: Preparing for Advent, 2 or 3 day Individually Guided Retreat. Theme: Advent – but anything can be brought to an Individually Guided Retreat. Silent. Fully catered.
Mix and Match
You may wish to join these together and attend the day of input on 27 November prior to the silent retreat, making a 3- or 4-day retreat. In this case it is possible to arrive on the evening of Friday 26 November.
For details of all these options and to book, visit http://sussexheritage.co.uk