Spirituality has been described as that which makes us conscious of the mystery and wonder of life and moves us to seek meaning in it. It recognises there is more to life than what we see and touch. Different things may prompt it
For Christians the source of all life and being is God revealed in Jesus Christ. Christian Spirituality is how we experience being drawn into the life and activity of God by his Spirit. It involves Prayer and study of the Bible but is much more. It is about the whole of life.

The Spirituality & Prayer Team work in a variety of ways to encourage everyone in the Diocese in the development and growth of their spiritual life. Events, resources, training and spiritual direction are some of the areas they are involved with. Please use the menu to find out more.


Fra AngelicoUp and coming events

Open Quiet Day on Elijah led by Ven Peter Townley, 24 April, Parcevall Hall.
Fellowship of Vocation Retreat: Love, Joy Peace. Revd Janet Craven, 2-4 May, Parcevall Hall.
Fellowship of Vocation Retreat: New Life. Deborah Huthwaite, 5-7 May, Parcevall Hall.
Can contemporary art be devotional art? Prof Ben Quash, 24 May, Bradford Cathedral.
Developing a Pastoral Prayer Ministry New wine training day with Elaine Wainaina. 10 June, Holy Trinity, Huddersfield.

All diocesan events.


The Spirituality & Prayer Team

The Spirituality and Prayer Team aims to support and encourage churches and individuals in spiritual growth by

  • providing literature and events to help and encourage prayer
  • putting people in contact with those offering spiritual direction and spiritual companionship
  • training in Christian listening skills and spiritual direction
  • support and oversight to spiritual directors


James Allison

Revd Canon James Allison
Spirituality Adviser
Huddersfield Area
01422 202292

Gill Butterworth

Revd Canon Gill Butterworth
Spirituality Adviser
Wakefield Area
01924 249725

Jenny Savage
Spirituality Adviser
Bradford Area
John Smith
Spirituality Adviser
Leeds and Ripon Areas
Mavis Rouse

Mavis Rouse
Spiritual Direction Coordinator
Bradford Area
01274 889807