a sacred space

a shared listening

a sacramental hospitality


Spiritual Direction is a one-to-one ministry of prayer and listening. The Essex and East London Course in Spiritual Direction is an ecumenical one, which has been offered since the 1980’s and is open to lay and ordained Christians of all traditions. It takes place at the Retreat House in Pleshey, a quiet place, offering space for prayerful reflection and spiritual renewal.

The Course is sponsored by the Anglican and Catholic Bishops of the diocese and is recommended by the Regional Ministers of the the Eastern Baptist Association and Revd Dr David M. Chapman, Chair of the Bedfordshire, Essex and Hertfordshire District of the Methodist Church in Britain.