The story of the Annunciation tells of a young woman hearing a call from God. This both terrifies and excites her. Sustained by God, she accepts it.
The Trust has an ethos based around this story which speaks both to our own condition and to the ministry to which we find ourselves called: a ministry outside the formal structure of the Christian church; a ministry of helping you discern your own calling from God, and to follow it.
The Annunciation Trust was formed in 1993 and celebrated 30 years in 2023. It provides support for the ministries of a small number of people. A larger group meets regularly for encouragement and to explore lived spirituality. We are available individually or corporately for one-to-one spiritual direction, supervision, training days, spiritual direction consultations, quiet days, and retreats.
The Annunciation Trust:
- ‘…helps people to get in touch with what matters most to them… and look at how they can live that out’,
- ‘…frees people to love and trust themselves’,
- ‘…seeks to integrate body, mind and spirit in holistic spirituality’,
- ‘…facilitates releasing and trusting God’s hidden treasure within us’, and
- ‘…builds upon our own experience of God’.
The Trust has also supported the work of ‘Soul Space’ at the Greenbelt Christian Arts Festival and encouraged the development of Spirited Exchanges UK which supported those whose faith journey is outside the church. Prayer Cards used at Greenbelt and in the work of spirituality and spiritual direction of the members of the trust and others are available from this site.