Sadly, following the national Government lockdown restrictions implemented in January, we have made the decision not to re-open Nether Springs until after Easter for three Inner/Outer Pilgrimages per month (God-willing, and government tier-restrictions allowing). Clearly, should the situation change, we will publish updates on the Retreats landing page on the Monastic Living blog and also on the website.



We will continue the online retreats of three per month: one or two Led Retreats, one Individually Guided Retreat, and one Community Introduction (bi-monthly)

  1. Individually Guided Retreat (IGR) – this retreat is suitable for anyone who is interested in exploring God more deeply, on a personal level and includes three, one-to-one sessions with a retreat guide, alongside our monastic rhythms – see page 2
  2. Community Introduction Retreat – this retreat is an introduction for those seeking to learn more about who we are as Community – our ethos, our history and our ‘reason to be’. We are aware that many people may have ‘found’ us during this season – through our daily prayers, leadership reflections, prayer network or Monastic Living blog – and are wanting to explore further what it would mean to journey with us. Priority will be given to those who have already expressed an interest in postulancy or the novitiate but there are likely to be other spaces available – see page 3
  3. Led Retreats – we are pleased to offer one or two retreats each month that links to who we are as Northumbria Community. These will include an introduction on the first evening, daily input and the opportunity to join in with the monastic rhythms of the day – see page 4



Additionally, we will host short input retreats (which will also be online) for part of a day – e.g. a morning or evening. Some of these will be ‘standalone’ (e.g. some creative, reflection retreats – ‘Stop, listen and reflect’), but others will run over several weeks or months (e.g. the ‘Economics and Empire’ series which will run every Tuesday evening over two months or an upcoming monthly series that will explore ‘Seven Sacred Spaces’.)