WHO WE ARE
Jean Sayre-Adams, RN M.A.
Resident Spiritual Director & Trustee
Jean trained as a nurse in the USA, developing an interest in the healing arts. She played a lead role in introducing Therapeutic Touch to the UK. She received teaching in spiritual and interfaith work and spiritual direction through the Nine Gates programme in San Francisco. While there she worked on the Alternative Therapies Unit at the University of California, playing a leading role in healing work amidst the unfolding AIDS crisis in the early 1980’s. She is also an expert in the theory and practice of the Enneagram for spiritual development. She has worked with many renowned teachers of healing and spirituality and integrates these teachings into her work.
Rev. Prof. Stephen G. Wright
Resident Spiritual Director & Trustee
Stephen had a long and distinguished history in academia and as a nurse in the British National Health Service, gathering lots of glittering prizes along the way and with many publications, conference presentations and other works to his name. Some of his books, focusing on healing, spirituality and poetry are available on this website. He has been blessed by significant training in the presence of several renowned teachers and at the Interfaith Seminary. He is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Cumbria, Member of the Iona Community and committed to deep spiritual practice. He is a facilitator of retreats and a consultant to organisations developing the practice of healing, compassion, spiritual care, leadership, conflict resolution and staff support. He is an ordained interfaith minister and spiritual director and brings a rich experience of spiritual practice from many faiths to his work.
Dr. Mark Radcliffe
Having grown up in Stockport, famous for a big brick viaduct, I went to medical school in Sheffield. Having survived that experience, I moved to Leeds and specialised in psychiatry and psychotherapy. I first came into contact with the Sacred Space Foundation in 2005, coming into retreat at Emmers Farm with Jeannie, in the beautiful Lake District. It was and continues to be a transforming experience. I went on to do the Interfaith Seminary training (now One Spirit) and started to help out at the Sacred Space retreats on Iona and Glenthorne. I have run spiritual retreats with NHS staff at Parcevall Hall and continue to run Mindfulness retreats at Launde Abbey, Ammerdown and Glenthorne. I am now retired from the NHS and have relocated to the beautiful Borrowdale Valley. When not helping out at Sacred Space or looking after aging relatives, I love walking in the woods and hills, feeding the birds and red squirrels and watching films. I did like gardening but everything seems to either get eaten or blown over here!
Kristopher is a writer and wilderness guide with an organisation he co-founded called Remembering Earth , a collective outside of Asheville, North Carolina, USA offering eco-depth psychology and wilderness re-connection work. He is also a counselor-in-training at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. All of his current work emerged after several years of living and volunteering at the Sacred Space Foundation where he stayed put long enough to let the slow work of transformation take root. Kristopher still makes yearly pilgrimages to The Sacred Space Foundation and his ancestral homelands of England and Scotland to connect and support the work of the foundation. He currently serves as a dream worker (online and in-person) and wilderness guide and accepts clients through Remembering Earth.
Rev. Kenneth Day, RGN, DipN. (Lond), PG Dip. (Psychosynthesis
Ken is a BACP registered psychotherapist and counsellor and has a private practice in London. He previously had a long career in nursing, holding senior posts in the NHS and the Middle East where he first met Stephen Wright in the 1980’s. His last 12 years in nursing were as a hospital based Macmillan Cancer Nurse Specialist. He sees his current calling to be a companion of those seeking inner healing and restoration as they connect with their true selves. He has had a long personal spiritual journey from childhood and in 2007 was ordained as an Interfaith Minister and spiritual counsellor through the One Spirit Interfaith Foundation. He has found his true spiritual home with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and is a member of the West London Area Meeting attending the Quaker Meeting House in Ealing, West London. Ken has supported the Sacred Space Foundation closely since returning to the UK from the Middle East in 2003. He is a member and Spiritual Director at the London Centre for Spiritual Direction. His counseling work can be found here.