Spiritual direction offers accompaniment for your spiritual journey, time in which to share your reflections with a sympathetic fellow traveller. On the journey, there’s no set itinerary everyone must follow. But that doesn’t mean there are no maps, no signposts, and the role of the spiritual director can be to suggest resources you might find it helpful to explore and reflect on.

Our Team

Andrew Bain

Andrew provides Spiritual Direction with Emmaus House.

Andrew Bain
Andrew Bain

Spiritual direction is accompaniment on a journey. In a house dedicated to the idea of that Road to Emmaus where new things are discovered and new energies released, I’ve found such new beginnings to be a real possibility for all of us as we travel together. My main inspirations are from the Rule of St Benedict (his first word is “Listen!”) and from St Francis, with his radical trust in God and his equally radical freedom. I also draw from interests in Buddhist mindfulness and from a wide range of Christian traditions. I’m a trained spiritual director, have been in ordained ministry in the diocese of Edinburgh since 1988, and am currently engaged in training to offer pastoral supervision. I have a particular interest in accompanying those in parish ministry – in the particular joys and challenges that life involves – as well as being alongside people from all walks of life as we reflect on our experience of ourselves, our life with others and our life with God.

To organise an appointment with Andrew, please either phone or email us at Emmaus House:
Tel: 0131 228 1066 or 07929047896; E-mail: andrewbain99@hotmail.com

Marion Chatterley 

Marion offers Spiritual Direction, Supervision for Spiritual Directors and Pastoral Support.

marion chatterley
Marion Chatterley

I am a team priest at St Mary’s Cathedral, Chaplain to people living with HIV and have spent my working life in the voluntary sector.  I trained in spiritual direction at Loyola Hall and am a member of the Epiphany Group. I offer 1:1 sessions, Ignatian Retreats and the spiritual exercises in daily life. I also provide supervision to people working in faith accompaniment.  I trained as a bereavement counsellor and have a particular interest in working through grief and in issues relating to mortality.

To organise an appointment with Marion, please email her: marion.chatterley@blueyonder.co.uk

Greg Lourens

Greg provides Spiritual Directions with Emmaus House.

Greg Lourens

My name is Greg Lourens. I am married and have four children. I have been a spiritual guide for the past forty years. I consider it a great privilege and responsibility to journey with a person deeper and deeper into the loving mystery of God. Each day as I sit before a person I am reminded of the words of Leonard Cohen: GOD IS ALIVE, MAGIC IS AFOOT…..

Spiritual guidance is just that: learning together to be open and ready to recognise and participate in the magic of God.

To organise an appointment with Greg you can contact him by: Tel: 07787 433731; E-mail: greglourens22@gmail.com