Spirituality Resources

Travellers with a common destination have much to share stories of the road, advice and encouragement, shared hopes. The Spirituality Team is a group of people with varying experiences of the journey of Christian prayer. We offer guidance and companionship for individuals and groups who wish to grow in prayer, through established workshops and courses, as well as a network of trained spiritual companions (sometimes known as spiritual directors) who will meet pilgrims one-to-one, or offer periods of guided prayer in parishes or other settings. We also recognise that, for some, the journey to Christian faith begins with an exploration of prayer or meditation, and we offer to facilitate this. For a printable leaflet of Spirituality Resources, click here. An A4 version that may be easier to read online is available here

Charles Ruxton
Lichfield Diocesan Spirituality Advisor

Our courses:

Journeys In Prayer

Have a day, or a few evenings exploring different ways to pray. You select from a list of options and the team finds people to lead the event for you. See leaflet.
You can also hire a labyrinth for a Christian spirituality event. Click here for a leaflet.

Contact: The Revd Charles Ruxton or 01743 891636

Growing In Spirituality

'Meeting God in everyday life'. This four-session course explores briefly how rhythms of prayer can be built into the ordinary lives of individuals and groups of people.

Contact: The Revd Rod Clark

We have a longer course 'Soul Food' which aims to allow participants to deepen their delight in God, We hope to run the next course in Autumn 2018. More details under Spiritual Direction immediately below. 

We also have a resource for children and young people, linked to the Community of St Chad. For info, click here

Training in Spiritual Direction

The course comprises three sections, which may be taken independently:

  • Soul Food, which aims to grow participants' experience of prayer
  • Spiritual Listening, which aims to develop participants' discernment of God in conversation
  • The Art of Spiritual Direction: training in the ministry of Spiritual Direction

Find out more here

Retreat in Daily Life and Week of Guided Prayer

A retreat in daily life is a chance for busy people to have a retreat by praying at home and meeting their individual prayer guide once a week at church. The first evening is a group meditation, thereafter bible passages are given for individual prayer. In a week of guided prayer, a parish group meets daily with a prayer guide.

Chris Polhill or 01543 674474

Find a Spiritual Companion/Director

Wolverhampton Episcopal Area
Deborah Sheridan
Tel: 01543 264363

Shrewsbury Episcopal Area
Stephanie Fahie
Tel 01743 588307

Stafford Episcopal Area
Tel: 01782 372924

Having a Christian Presence at Mind Body Spirit Fairs

The Revd Charles Ruxton or 01743 891636

Try Praying

For some Prayer Resources see www.trypraying.org. For advice on Putting on a 'TryPraying' event (reaching out to a town/area with an invitation to try praying) see www.thereishope.co.uk/ and/or contact Charles Ruxton. To see how TryPraying went in Shrewsbury, read here

Thy Kingdom Come

A national and international call to prayer during the period from Ascension to Pentecost (which usually lands in late May/early June following the movements of Easter). All Christians are invited to join in as individuals and as churches. See more at www.thykingdomcome.global or on the diocesan 'TKC' page here.

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