Ged McHale, Associate Member

"What help is it to me that Mary is full of grace, if I am not also full of grace? And what help is it to me that the Father gives birth to his son unless I too give birth to him? It is for this reason that God gives birth to his son in a perfect soul, and lies in the maternity bed so that he can give birth to him again in all his works."  Meister Eckhart

Ged studied Linguistics and Education at York University, followed by a year working for the Richmond Fellowship alongside teens and young adults with mental health problems.

In 1984 she joined the Carmelite Monastery outside York where she was a member of the community until 2006, when she began a sabbatical at the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology. She lived here until 2009.

She trained as a Spiritual Director with the Cambridgeshire Courses in Spiritual Direction (CCSD) and has been practising the art of spiritual accompaniment since then, doing further training in the Ignatian exercises, Supervision of Spiritual Directors and working with dreams. She hopes to use her interest in Godly Play to explore ways of working with the elderly and those with mental health difficulties.

In 2010 she began an MA in Pastoral Theology through MBIT and in the same year began working part time as a healthcare chaplain at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. For three years she worked in parish ministry as a Parish Pastoral Assistant.

She is part of a network of spiritual directors in the Cambridgeshire area and spends two days a week accompanying individuals on their inner journey, walking with them into wholeness and a capacity to be ‘other Christs’ (Elizabeth of the Trinity).

Other recent posts:

  • Member of SACRE (Standing Advisory Committee for Religious Education)
  • Member of the Council of Reference for CCSD (Cambridgeshire Courses in Spiritual Direction)
  • Spiritual Care Lead at Kneesworth House Hospital (Medium secure psychiatric hospital

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