Longing for a deeper, closer walk with God?
Wondering what God is 'up to'?
Unsettled in your faith or prayer practices?
Embarking on a new path of spirituality, or reconstructing an evolving faith?
Going through transition and change?
Then maybe Spiritual Direction is for you.
Barry and Connolly
"We define Christian spiritual direction as help given by one Christian to another which enables that person to pay attention to God’s personal communication to him or her, to respond to this personally communicating God, to grow in intimacy with this God, and to live out the consequences of the relationship."
Hi. I'm Clark.
I'm a trained Spiritual Director.
I offer a safe, unhurried space to explore your spiritual journey.
In spiritual direction, we take time to explore what God is doing in your life, and seek to respond with grace and compassion to the invitations that we encounter.
I welcome all those of Christian faith, and particularly those going through shifts of faith (de/re-construction) or other significant transitions in life.
I’ve pastored in a non-denominational, evangelical church and currently work for a Christian NGO. I've completed a Masters in Theology and I have a young, growing family.
I love the journey of drawing attention to the loving presence and activity of God in our lives. I believe, like St Ignatius did, that God can be found in all areas and moments of life.
I don't see spiritual direction as therapy or as providing answers or solutions to problems. Rather, I see Spiritual direction as a sacred space between two pilgrims on the Way - a Spiritual Accompaniment, where the director can, through simple questions and a compassionate presence, help the directee grow in awareness of God's presence, activity and invitations.
I trained for 3 years at the at the London Centre for Spiritual Direction (LCSD).
Would you like me to come alongside you and offer Spiritual Direction?
INFO ABOUT THE SESSIONS
We will meet (1-to-1) every 4 weeks for 1 hour over Zoom/Google Meet. The sessions can be in the early evenings, Friday afternoons, or at another time that works for both of us.
We will do one free 'intro session' where we both discuss our expectations and chat about what we'd like the spiritual direction sessions to look like.
WHAT DO WE TALK ABOUT?
Well, anything that seems significant or noteworthy or interesting to you!
We can talk about family, friends, work, church, certain Bible passages, prayer practices etc... We can talk about whatever is on your mind or stirring your heart. We can explore your dreams or desires, fears or frustrations.
You could come to each session with something you'd like to talk about and explore, or we could start sessions with some questions I could offer.
But with whatever topic we discuss, we'll consider the ways in which God is present and inviting you to respond.
Spiritual Direction is an ongoing ministry, rather than a project that you aim to finish after a certain period.
However, should you feel the sessions aren't working for you, you can pause or terminate at any time - completely guilt free!
Every year we'll pause to review how things are going and if any adjustments need to be made.
These cost for each session is £40.
However, if you'd like Spiritual Direction but can't afford it, we can negotiate an affordable rate.