Resources accompanying the Grove Book:
Seeking Spiritual Direction (S130)

These link to networks that can help you find spiritual direction.

The Retreat Association This national ecumenical organization can put you in touch with local contacts who have links to local spiritual directors: They have also various leaflets about Spiritual Direction and Prayer as well as guidelines for Spiritual Directors.

Spiritual Directors International have a Seek and Find guide that covers much of the world.

Prayer has excellent pages to help find a spiritual director listing links by region in the UK and US

The Spiritual Exercises Network: This is an Ignatian network. The website lists members by geographical area.

The London Centre for Spiritual offers online linking

Books for thinking further around spiritual direction

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Richard G Malloy SJ, Spiritual Direction: A Beginner’s Guide

Margaret Guenther, Holy Listening  

Adrian Chatfield and Nigel Rooms, Soul Friendship: A Practical Theology of Spiritual Direction

Liz Hoare, Using the Bible in Spiritual Direction

Nick Helm, Ignatius of Loyola: A Guide for Spiritual Growth and Discipleship




Nick Helm’s Grove Books

Information on Nick’s other Grove Books 

  • Finding Support in Ministry
  • Ignatius of Loyola
  • Soul Spark

Seeking Spiritual Direction

Grove Spirituality Series (S151).

Authors: Nick Helm and Liz Hoare.

About the Book

Spiritual direction is an ancient way of drawing attention to the primacy of God’s perspective on life. Practised well, it is the art of keeping out of the way and, like the good teacher or midwife, enabling the directee to encounter God directly.

Aimed at anyone interested in receiving spiritual direction, this illuminating guide examines the origins of the practice in the Bible and early church, and explores how it can support the radical, prophetic way of life that Jesus calls us to.

About the Authors

Nick Helm is an Anglican priest who has offered spiritual direction and training in spiritual direction for over twenty years.He has worked as Advisor in Spirituality in the Diocese of Sheffield and Ministerial and Spiritual Development Officer in the Diocese of Hereford.

Liz Hoare is ordained in the Anglican Church and teaches spirituality and spiritual formation at Wycliffe Hall. She has a special interest in spiritual direction and is the author of ‘Using the Bible in Spiritual Direction.’ Liz enjoys discussing novels, bird watching and keeping up with her teenage son.



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