Christian Spirituality

TheArt of Spiritual Direction  

Cambridgeshire Courses in Spiritual Direction

Covid-19 Update

It is with sadness that all our planned work is currently on hold until further notice.

Next Courses




Art of Spiritual Direction

September 2021-May 2022



CCSD (Cambridgeshire Courses in Spiritual Direction) is an independent organisation. It was set up in 2002, to inform and train participants in Christian Spirituality and the Art of Spiritual Direction.  

CCSD offers a range of training courses and events that is accessible locally but drawing in a range of local and national tutors and speakers.

We teach the art of spiritual direction, and support existing spiritual directors.  Our hope is to encourage and develop a a good number of trained, experienced people who can offer spiritual accompaniment to the increasing number of Christians who seek it.

Year 1 Our Flagship Course

Our Flagship Course in the Art of Spiritual Direction runs every other year from September to May.

We anticipate that our next course will begin in September 2021 

Full details can be found on the tab above. Application form can be downloaded from the students area

PrayingThe Spiritual Exercises

Praying the Spiritual Exercises is open to anyone interested in deepening their prayer relationship with God and willing to commit to sharing confidentially in a small group over the full 8-month period. Benefits of praying the Exercises in this way include: developing reflective prayerful practice in daily life; sharing the journey, encouraged by God's grace and learning from each other; some facilitated peer group direction.

Year 2 Continuing the Journey

'Continuing the Journey' is for those who have completed the full course in 'The Art of Spiritual Direction', and practising spiritual directors who would appreciate a refresher and/or continuing development. There will be some peer group supervision. Topics may include: spiritual direction with the dying and bereaved, spirituality and ill health, working with memories, freedom and desire, spiritual direction and the Church.

This course is planned run again from September 2022