Author: Sarah Hay

IN EVERY PLACE WHERE WE ARE – MIDDAY PRAYER with the Hays

Each Wednesday during Lent we will be bringing you midday prayers from across our dispersed Northumbria Community network. Join Northumbria Community Companions, Dave and Sarah Hay (and their 7-month old border collie puppy, Tess), for midday prayer on the snowy moors near their home in County Durham, UK. It has been a special place of […]

JOIN IN WITH A HOLY COMMUNION FOR Ash Wednesday

We are delighted to be able to bring you the first of a series of Wednesday ‘Come and See’ midday prayers, recorded ‘In Every Place Where We Are’ which will appear on our main website, social media and Youtube channel over Lent and Easter. This first offering is a special one and involves a Holy […]

Scripture Readings for February

FEBRUARY DAILY READINGS In February we will be using the Colman readings – ‘Three Monks and a Donkey,’ from Celtic Daily Prayer Book Two – as our main ones each day. For our online retreats, we will also be using Eata – ‘The Wisdom of the Desert Mothers’ in the evenings. However, please be aware […]

AN IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING NETHER SPRINGS RETREATS

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 […]

JOIN IN WITH AN ADVENT ANTIPHON WALK

Join in with our Antiphon Walk across the Pilgrim’s Way, the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, Northumberland, UK. You can also find the words of the antiphons in Celtic Daily Prayer Book One – from page 108. The Advent antiphons are ancient prayers traditionally used from 17 to 23 December.  On Antiphon Day (17th December) a […]

Scripture Readings for December

This month, our main readings will be from Eata – ‘Deeper Magic’ from page 1600 in Celtic Daily Prayer – Book Two.  They are taken from the works of George MacDonald, C.S. Lewis and Madeleine L’Engle. George MacDonald (1824-1905) was a Scottish author, poet and Christian minister. His writings, which draw deeply on the indigenous […]

Come and See Wednesday Prayers – MIDDAY – 3rd November 2020

This week we are delighted to invite you to join in with this gem from our archives – Midday Prayer recorded above Lake Cle Elum, in Central Washington State, with Dan Hazen, a Companion of Northumbria Community. A timely reminder, too, to pray for all of our Companions, Novices and Friends in the US during […]

Come and See Wednesday Prayers – 21st October – 5.30pm BST

This week we are welcomed into the home of Community Companion, Jonathan Tillin and his wife, Viv, from Belper, Derbyshire, England. This month’s readings are from Finan and are entitled ‘Parting and Planting’. You can find them in Celtic Daily Prayer Book One (see below) or as a download from our Community shop – https://shop.northumbriacommunity.org/product/celtic-daily-prayer-1-daily-readings-finan-october-pdf-download/ […]

Come and See Prayers – Wednesday 7th October, 5.30pm BST

COME AND SEE WEDNESDAY PRAYERS – 7th October 5.30pm BST This week it’s wonderful to be joining in with a group of people, led by Rosemary Burke, who are alone together in a Zoom room, in every place where they are, across our dispersed Northumbria Community network. Please follow the link below, which will become […]