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A Companion's Way

The 2024 Course details


The Course

Application Form


The Course Leaflet

About the Trust

The Gloucestershire Spiritual Direction Trust was established in 2021 to teach, promote and facilitate the practice of spiritual direction as arises from the Christian tradition, for the benefit of people of all denominations and none, to Gloucestershire and the surrounding areas.

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Spiritual Directors

The Trust comprises of an Ecumenical community of peers who have undertaken training in spiritual direction, either through A Companions Way, the Gloucestershire 2 year course in spiritual accompaniment, or similar elsewhere in the country.

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All members of the Trust have received training in Contemplative listening, and some have undertaken further study in specific areas such as the Ignatian Exercises.

Becoming a Trustee

The role of Trustee is a 3 year commitment, and Trustees should be familiar and have experience of spiritual direction, with an appreciation of, and preferably a practice of contemplative worship.

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Our Guidelines

Read the Guidance document which has been produced as a summary of good practice and recommendations for both our spiritual companion community, and those seeking a spiritual guide or soul friend.


december, 2023