2017 ANNUAL SPIDIR CONFERENCE - all welcome!

MONDAY, 26 JUNE 2017

Trinity House near London Bridge and Borough Station
11.30am – 3.30pm

preceeded by 2017 SPIDIR AGM
   10.30am – 11.30am (Only members to vote)

 Speaker  Revd Barry Preece

Chair of the Association for Promoting Retreats
'Heart Matters'

Timings for the Day

Coffee/Tea & Registration from 10.00am

SPIDIR AGM: 10.30am - 11.30am


FIRST SESSION 11.30am - 1.00pm

Lunch Break 1.00 - 1.45pm 

(Bring you own, or use one of the many places nearby)

SECOND SESSION 1.45pm - 3.00pm

PLENARY 3.00pm

Prayers and Close 3.30pm

£10 - pay on the day

To book your place, contact Sally Lowe, our membership secretary,

on or 01306 884467



for Spiritual  Directors

(also open to SPIDIR Members)


10.00am – 3.30pm 


Sacred Heart Convent (Sisters of St Andrew)

99 Belmont Hill, LEWISHAM

London SE13 5DY        (020 8852 1662)

Train to Blackheath station. Bus 108/54/89 from opposite station (direction Lewisham).

Get off at 2nd stop at St Margaret’s Church, Branham Road.  The convent is across the road

(green iron gates, lots of trees)  Main entrance to left of chapel - don’t go down the drive).

Very limited parking space: if you can only get here by car, it is essential to let us know in advance.



Spiritual Direction and Intellectual Integrity:

Exploring Credible Belief


 Bob Reiss retired as Canon Treasurer of Westminster Abbey in 2013

(and latterly as Sub-Dean), having previously been Archdeacon of Surrey and before that Team Rector of Grantham.  In June 2016 his book ‘Sceptical Christianity’ was published, where he explores the question of what is credible to believe today, and outlines his own beliefs (or in some cases, scepticism) on various central Christian themes.


Booking essential: please contact Sally Lowe on

or call 01306 884467 to book in and for more information.

Cost: £15 (£10 concessions) - pay on the day.

Bring your own sandwich lunch; tea & coffee provided

Refresher Day

Each year we have a refresher day

usually around APRIL

10.00am – 3.30pm 


£10 (with concessions) Pay on the day

 Refresher Days - for those trained in the ministry of spiritual direction.

Workshops are normally open to those involved in a ministry of spiritual direction.

Annual Conference

Each year we have an AGM and Annual Address

usually around June

10.00am –15.30pm

Open to All 

SPIDIR lays on an Annual Address for those interested in the work of spiritual direction. The Annual Address is open to all. It follows the AGM.  

The address is usually composed of a lecture followed by an interactive discussion session, no previous knowledge of the subject is required to participate and enjoy the day.

spidir committee,
9 Jun 2013, 06:26