Revd Andrew Walker – Council member

Andrew Walker was ordained in 1985 and after serving in parishes in Fareham, St John’s Wood and Streatham was the founder director of the London Centre for Spirituality.  He is vicar at St Mary’s Bourne Street, Sloane Square.He is a Psychosynthesis Counsellor and Supervisor and Director of the London based Ignatian Spirituality Course.  He lists his hobbies as gardening, reading, the cinema, cooking and eating.


Revd David Sutton – Vice Chairman

David Sutton was ordained an Anglican priest in 1973, and served in parishes in his native Lancashire until 2008.Having been for many years a part-time chaplain in mental health, in 2008 he was appointed Chaplaincy/Spiritual Care Co-ordinator for Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, and has recently retired from leading a team of nine other chaplains, three of them Muslim, working in all aspects of mental health care, including forensic and adolescent psychiatry. He has been a member of SRC since the late 1980s, and is a former Chairman of the Council. He is active in spiritual direction and retreat work, and a member of the team running the Manchester Spiritual Companionship Course. As well as Ignatian spirituality, he has been influenced by the Charles de Foucauld movement and Eastern Orthodoxy. David is married with four daughters and eight grandchildren.

Revd Preb Nick Helm – Council member

Nick is an Anglican priest who has ministered in London, Sheffield and Hereford Dioceses. He’s been involved in Ignatian spirituality and accompaniment training for over 20 years. He’s active as a spiritual director, trainer and trainer of trainers. He’s been chair of the Spiritual Exercises Network since 2012. He enjoys the outdoors, walking, climbing and being in wilderness, not least in his native South Africa.


Revd Mark Godson – SRC Chairman

Mark was ordained in 1987 and, after serving in parishes and NHS mental health chaplaincy, was Director of the London Centre for Spirituality from 2012-2016. Mark lives in the shadow of the Black Mountains on the English/Welsh border and works among the thirty nine parishes of the Abbeydore Deanery. He offers spiritual direction and supervision, and leads the Diocese in Europe formation programme for spiritual directors. Mark is a psychotherapist and a director of The Mind Clinic.

Lynne Turner – Council member

Judy O’Brien – Council member

I first met the Spiritual Exercises in a Week of Accompanied Prayer in 1989 which led to a life-giving and transformative journey from then on. Experiencing the Ignatian Spirituality Course, in 1991 and practising spiritual direction I encountered psychological blocks in myself and others. Hence the journey into Psychosynthesis leading to an MA in psychosynthesis psychotherapy. I have worked as a counsellor in the NHS and now have a private therapy and spiritual direction practice and supervise spiritual directors. I  have been a tutor on the Ignatian Spirituality Course since 1999 currently as a tutor for the Top Up course. With family life, including 3 grown-up children and 7 grandchildren, my journey is all part of finding God in all things.

Fr Bruce Batstone – Council member

Fr Bruce has been Rector of Hornsey since December 2011, moving from St Pancras and Camden Town where he was one of the priests in the Old St Pancras Team for eight years. As well as serving in the London diocese, Fr Bruce was a curate in the diocese of Chelmsford, having previously been a secondary school teacher. He is the Adviser for Spiritual Formation in the Edmonton Episcopal Area and a tutor on the London Ignatian Spirituality course, a role he has now fulfilled for ten years. With a particular interest in the contemplative and mystical spiritual tradition, Fr Bruce is a Companion of Julian (CJN) and an Oblate of the Order of Julian of Norwich, an Anglican religious community based in Wisconsin, USA. Within his household lives Peggy Woolly, a feisty and singleminded terrior worthy of the name.

Rev Canon Susanne Carlsson – Council member

Rev Canon Susanne Carlsson is the Advisor for Spirituality in the Rochester Diocese where she is also part of an emerging community, The Companions of Christ. She is originally from Sweden where she was ordained in the Lutheran Church of Sweden but she has lived in England since 1999. She works with Ignatian retreats and formation of spiritual directors in both Scandinavia and the UK.

Lynne Galloway – Council member

Lynne is the Centre Manager and Director of Spirituality at Mount Street Jesuit Centre. She has been working in the field of spirituality for many years, running retreats, workshops, courses and accompanying individuals on their journey with God as a spiritual guide. Her deepest desire is to offer people opportunities to become more aware of the wonder of who they are and of God’s presence within all that is.