Alison was invited to become a trustee in 2017. After seventeen years as an incumbent in two London parishes, Alison became Warden of Launde Abbey Retreat House in Leicestershire where she concentrated on the giving of retreats and spiritual direction, and co-created and led the spiritual direction course for the Dioceses of Leicester and Peterborough. Her present role is Advisor and Advocate for Spiritual Direction, the “outward face” of the London Centre for Spiritual Direction, promoting prayer and spiritual direction in the Diocese of London. She also continues to teach and facilitate retreats. Alison is married and has two grown up sons. She enjoys art, theatre, poetry, music and walking and is committed to the idea of lifelong learning and conversion.