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Holy Listening 2019-2021

Holy Listening, a course for the development of spiritual directors, open to both laity and clergy, will begin in
September 2019

Formerly run by the dioceses of Peterborough and Leicester, Holy Listening will this time be administered by Launde Abbey. 

The course will cover core aspects of Christian spirituality, but importantly will also place emphasis on how we create and hold that space and relationship which may enable the other to hear God speaking in their lives.  There will be some formal teaching, but learning will have a large experiential element and participants will be asked to share and work with their own concerns and experiences throughout the course. A willingness to do this is essential.

The course will run at Launde Abbey, and will be over two years, one Friday per month (9.45am – 4pm) with three residentials throughout the two years. A genuine commitment to attending all sessions of the course is required.

More details about the course can be found here.


For further information, please contact either:

Sr Rachel Overton (

Rev Canon Helen Newman (



Completed application forms should be returned by email attachment to Sr Rachel at:

Please mark the subject line ‘Holy Listening Application’ followed by your name.


Application form (WORD)