02 Sun TRUSTEES MEETING
03-06 Mon—Thur COMMUNITY INTRODUCTION £165
An introductory week outlining the history, vocation and novitiate process of the Northumbria Community. An essential week for all who want to explore their relationship with the Community. Retreat includes a pilgrimage on Wednesday.
Please note: participation in the Monday evening session is essential.
07-09 Fri-Sun DANCING 'CELTIC DAILY PRAYER' £120
Come and learn or enjoy again the dances that go with our Daily Office, including a new dance for The Lord’s Prayer. Andy Raine will lead us, and Anna Raine will perform a concert on Saturday night. A weekend of music and movement to express and deepen faith.
10-13 Mon-Thur CELTIC SITES AND SAINTS £185
A chance to journey with the Celtic Saints whose spirituality and witness not only served the renewal of the Church but shaped culture in their own day and beyond. The example of Aidan, Cuthbert, Oswald, Hild and many others has inspired the Northumbria Community and provided a foundation for our Way for Living. This retreat offers an opportunity for the example of their lives to shape our own, as well as pilgrimages to local Celtic sites. Led by Norm and Ingrid Cumming.
14-16 Fri-Sun I STILL AND QUIET MY SOUL £100
Spend time with God within the daily life and rhythm of the community at Nether Springs. No set programme or teaching provided, apart from an introduction on the first night. Just time to come and be yourself.
17-20 Mon-Thur WHO IS IT THAT YOU SEEK? £165
In the first chapter of The Gospel of John, Jesus asks this question of two of John the Baptist’s disciples when they follow him one afternoon. The Gospel then turns the tables and has others asking Jesus questions—and some of them are pretty tough ones! Together we will explore the questions that Jesus is asked, and ask them for ourselves as well.
21-23 Fri-Sun LEARN FROM THE BIRDS £120
Jesus told his followers that they can learn about God’s love and goodness from watching birds and seeing how they are provided for. Christians throughout the ages have taken that lesson to heart, including Celtic saints like Cuthbert who was perhaps the first Briton to argue for protecting birds—like the local Eider Duck, who Cuthbert offered sanctuary to on the Farne Islands.
Come and enjoy Northumbrian birds with Mark Winter—someone with a passion for and over 40 years of experience of watching them. Discover both the rich variety of birds we have locally and the lessons they can teach us.
24-27 Mon-Thur BEING WHO YOU ARE:
Individually-Guided Retreat £165
Spiritual formation is cooperating with the inner work of transformation the Spirit of God is seeking to accomplish in you. The Spirit’s purpose is not to turn you into a different person, but to make you into the best ‘you’ that you can be. An opportunity to explore, with the support of your retreat guide such questions as: What helps you to be more the person you believe God has made you to be? What is squeezing you into a mould and hindering you from being who you really are? How well do the roles you play and the responsibilities you carry fit with the person you are?
28-30 Fri-Sun HOUSE CLOSED