SNU LogoKettering Spiritualist National Church

St. Peters Avenue, Kettering, NN16 OHD

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Spiritual Development

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Dave Frost
Development Circle Tutor
Linda Norman
Linda Norman
Beginners Circle Tutor
Brenda McGovern
Brenda McGovern
Beginners Circle Tutor

At Kettering Church we find an increasing number of people are interested in working more directly on their spiritual development. As a Spiritualist church, we believe all have the potential to develop spiritually and encourage our students to start their journey along a pathway of discovery in communicating with the spirit world, and to find and develop their individual talents. Our Circles teach the difference between spirit communication and psychic links, and sometimes use psychic exercises to help the student recognise the different types of link. A pure psychic will link in with a person's energies / aura and give a reading at this level, while some psychics are able to read along the time-line of a person's life to access events (or possible eventualities) in the future. A spiritual medium will link to a communicator in the spirit world and give information about the communicator using clairvoyance (clear seeing), clairaudience (clear hearing) and clairsentience (clear feeling / sensing). A medium will often use a combination of all three senses to pick up information but it can vary each time as results will depend on the method the communicator uses to get their message across and how strongly developed the medium is in that particular sense. It is the spirit communicator that provides the information about themselves, their lives and the life of the recipient of the message.

Our Development Circles are 'closed', which means that in order to join one you have to become a member of the church as fully explained on our 'Membership' page, which mainly relies upon your regular attendance at the church over a period of time. Once a member and after a period of approximately 3 months (or at the discretion of the Committee), you have the opportunity to fill in a Circle Application Form. It may be that you will have to wait a period of time to enter a Development Circle as we sometimes have a waiting list, but we try to place you as soon as possible. For those uncertain of whether or not they want to join a Development Circle or wanting more information before making a decision, please talk to one of our circle leads or any committee member, and we will try our best to answer any questions you have.

Our circles start with a beginners level circle, used to assess ability and identify in which direction people would like to develop their gift, and to provide training in recognising and managing your gift. The development circle then focuses on personal development through to the level of development that you wish to take your gift. This may be to rostrum level mediumship if that is the path spirit wish you to follow, it may be to develop your links with spirit to strengthen a healing gift, or to follow other pathways such as spiritual art or writing. The role of our development circle is to help you develop the bond between yourself and your spirit guides so the work you do together will be the highest and the best. The beginner's circle works at a gentle pace, concentrating on the ability to work safely and to blend with each other and with spirit.

For those students who wish to concentrate on developing professional mediumship skills, the training focuses on developing their prayers, philosophy and mediumship to a standard where they can go out and work in other churches. There are opportunities for students who reach the required level to go out with working mediums. Our aim is to produce the highest quality mediums possible.

Placement of students is at the discretion and agreement of the circle leaders. Our closed circles are held on alternate Wednesdays. Attendance for all circles costs £3 per session.

Kettering Church prides itself on its training in all aspects of Spiritualism and whilst we realise that not every student will become a working medium, we teach all students to approach their work with spirit with sincerity and professionalism. Our Circle members become very supportive of each other and whilst we do make sure everyone works hard, our Circles are friendly and uplifting gatherings.