About Me

In my study

Judy Holyer at home

I am a Quaker Christian living in Bristol.

My own spiritual journey, so far, has been quite varied.  I have worked in University, Church, commercial and voluntary settings.  I lectured mathematics at the University of Bristol for seven years and followed this by becoming a chaplain to the University, after being ordained as a Baptist minister.  I spent some time doing research in computer network technology which led to the formation of a IT business which I ran for three years, leaving at the end of 2002.    In 2003 I joined the Quakers where my journey continues.It is my belief that our faith impinges on all aspects of our lives, including all the daily activities we engage in. I now engage in voluntary work, as well as working in spiritual direction.

I have been involved in this work since 1991 when I attended the Llysfasi Spirituality workshop, a 16 day workshop offering the experience of both taking a retreat and then accompanying another person on retreat.  Since then I have undertaken training both in counselling and in working with groups.  I am a member of the South West Spiritual Directors Network and Spiritual Directors International.