Advent Sunday

Meditation for Advent Sunday Welcome to this Advent Sunday meditation. It is the first in the series of meditations I’m offering through Advent, Christmas and Epiphany.  This offers about half an hour of focussed  prayer and reflection to help you mark Advent and prayerfully be attentive to God.  You will need a bible; a notebook[…]

The Accompanier’s Role

The origins of this reflection go back nearly twenty years. I wrote it for presenting in the final stages of ‘The Art of Spiritual Accompaniment’ in Sheffield. What began as a fairly straight presentation I discovered was actually a meditation. I recently revived it for presenting on the final day of Sarum College’s spiritual direction[…]

Wheat, Weeds and Ministry

Bible Study & Reflection: Being Unfinished: Matthew 13.24-30 The parable of the wheat and the tares Intro This was developed as part of the final reflections for the Developing Ministry programme run by the West Midlands CMD consortium. The aim being to provide some biblical wisdom for the ongoing ministry beyond the framework of the[…]

Julian of Norwich: speaking from an age of plague to an age of pandemic

Julian of Norwich has long been a soul friend of mine. Over the last couple of months I’ve had several conversations with friends who’ve been discovering her wisdom and finding it enriching through this time. At first glance we might wonder what a 14th century anchorite can say to us today, but a little deeper[…]

Advent, Christmas & Epiphany

Through this season I’ll be publishing reflections for each of the Sundays of Advent and for Christmas Day and Epiphany. These will be web based, and be a mix of scripture, reflection and prayer, poetry, spiritual writing and music. Aiming to provide focus for a half hour, links to the web page will appear here,[…]

Gud i alle ting – Aadalen Retraete

This programme introducing Ignatian Spirituality is the first time I’ve led via zoom while everyone else is in the retreat house in Jutland. I’m very well supported by Johannes, Heidi, Peder, Bente, Pia and Benedicta – the home team. The Powerpoint presentation for this workshop can be downloaded here. God in All Things 2020 The prayer[…]

Seismic Shift in Spiritual Direction?

Encouraging conversations revealing Seismic Shifts The two zoom meetings of people involved in Spiritual Direction and Spiritual Direction training on the 14th and 21st July respectively were really encouraging. I had a strong sense of being in the company of a deeply engaged group of people with a passion and commitment to Spiritual Direction and[…]

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