Spiritual Accompaniment


Spiritual accompaniment encourages you to explore a close relationship with God. In the midst of a busy life, many people find it difficult to notice God’s actions in their daily affairs. Yet at the deepest level, all of us long for a more conscious experience of God’s presence and love. Spiritual accompaniment is not about being ‘directed’ - rather, it is very much about being encouraged to draw closer to God. Spiritual accompaniment invites you deeper into this relationship.

Our diocese has a number of Spiritual Accompaniers who have extensive training and experience of spiritual direction.

Download the Spiritual Accompanier leaflet for more information including connecting with a Spiritual Accompanier.

Exploring a calling to Spiritual Accompaniment

Canterbury and Rochester Dioceses work in partnership to offer a jointly-run Programme for Spiritual Accompaniment. The aim of the programme is to develop a group of both lay and ordained practitioners who are called to become Spiritual Accompaniers. The next course will begin in November 2020 at the St Bendedict's Centre in West Malling.