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Who we are

The Northumbria Community describes a diverse and dispersed network of people, alone and together, gathered around a Rule of Life as a Way to follow the Way. We’re quite messy and not always easy to define or pin down –  as William Stringfellow once wrote, ‘Dynamic and erratic, spontaneous and radical, audacious and immature, committed if not altogether coherent. Ecumenically open and often experimental, visible here and there, now and then, but unsettled institutionally.  Almost Monastic in nature, but most of all… enacting a fearful hope for human life in society.’

Welcome DoorWe hope you’ll enjoy exploring something of who we are in these pages. You probably won’t find all of the answers to your questions, but hopefully you might find something of interest for your journey. If you’re not connected with us already, welcome! do feel free to get in touch or come and visit Nether Springs, our ‘Mother House’ and Community ‘home’.