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. If you would like to apply for the course please download and complete the application documents (3 documents) below