About Nick Helm

Nick Helm is an Anglican priest with over 30 years of ministerial experience in the Dioceses of London, Sheffield and Hereford. 

Current Role

I am Advisor in Spirituality in the Diocese of Hereford, a non-stipendiary priest in a group of parishes around Ludlow, and freelancing in the areas of spiritual and ministerial development. 

Previous Roles & Responsibilities

I have been a parish priest in London and Sheffield and then Bishop of Sheffield’s Advisor in Spirituality for 10 years. I moved to  the Hereford Diocese where I was responsible for Continuing Ministerial Development and Ministerial Development Reviews and spirituality. More recently I took on oversight of Curate Training as well. I left this employed role to go freelance at the end of 2019. 

Experience in Spiritual Direction and Training

I have been offering Spiritual Direction for 25 years experience in offering, and have been involved in developing and running training courses in Spiritual Direction for 20 years. This has also led to training trainers of Spiritual Direction in the Dioceses of Manchester, Liverpool, Derby, Hereford and Lichfield. I regularly am involved in providing ongoing training days for Spiritual Directors around the country and sometimes further afield. I also offer retreats (IGRs and Thematic) and quiet days. 

Experience in Ministerial Development

In Ministry Development I have run programmes for mid-ministry renewal ‘Celebrating Ministry’ and ‘Celebrating Wisdom’. I developed and implemented the Ministerial Development Review scheme in Hereford Diocese and trained MDR reviewers. Working with Helen Guinness of 4 by 4 Consulting we developed Vision 4 Action a programme for enabling clergy to achieve step-changes in their practice of ministry.

I am available for consultancy across the United Kingdom and beyond. Contact me to discuss how I might be able to help. 

Nick says: 

I am passionate about enabling people to dance their dream, God’s dream. I do this through one to one work of spiritual direction and ministry coaching. I’ve been particularly helped by the wisdom of Ignatian Spirituality, continually finding it helps my engagement with the deepest realities of life and how I choose  and live.  

The key values that I seek to live from are love, commitment, integrity and compassion.

I know these are a gift of grace and continually desire to be open to grace touching me and enabling grace to touch others. 


2020 - A new venture

After 31 years of ordained ministry, stipendiary and salaried, the time has come to go freelance. I’ve discerned a real call of God in this, so the stepping out begins!

Get a free consultation

I’m happy to offer an initial consultation without charge, to explore whether I might be helpful. 

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