We are an educational charity dedicated to holistic pastoral care and spiritual literacy for everyone. We deliver trainings, accredited courses and a network of support. Our emblem is a feather on water — always working with a light touch.
Develop your own authentic spirituality and the skills to be a compassionate companion for others. Gain the Certificate of Professional Practice in Spiritual Studies and Companionship.
Join a community of like-minded souls for friendship, ongoing support, inspiring events and continuing personal, professional and spiritual development.
As a benevolent and compassionate presence, support people on their spiritual journeys in one-to-one and group situations; and be a calm and reassuring anchor in difficult circumstances.
Charitable Status February 2014
The Charity Commission have agreed to grant charitable status to the Spiritual Companions Trust. We are now a registered charity No: 1155777.
St Margaret’s Hospice February 2014
Following the delivery of pilot trainings at St Margaret’s Hospice, Somerset, and a full appraisal, we will now embark on a full two-year programme. Entitled ’Everyone Cares’ the programme focuses on supporting the wellbeing of patients, patients’ families and carers, and all the hospice staff and volunteers. The first trainings will be delivered in May. If you are interested in exploring this programme for your own organisation please contact us.
First Spiritual Companions Achieve Professional UK and European Accreditation
The first cohort of students completed their accreditation in January 2014. In April 2013 the Spiritual Companions Trust firmed up its accreditation with the College of Teachers. (The College of Teachers was established in 1846, is the UK’s Professional Educational Institute for Teachers and awards internationally recognised qualifications.) This new Certificate of Professional Practice in Spiritual Studies and Companionship is a professional vocational qualification that sits within the qualifications frameworks of the UK and Europe.
Spiritual Care Conference May 2013
The first Spiritual Care Conference, organised and hosted by the Spiritual Companions Trust, was held in Glastonbury between 17-19 May 2013, and was a great success. [More...] In the picture left to right: Julie Roberts, David MacGeoch, Sister Jayanti, William Bloom, Sarah Jane Williamson.