Author: Sarah Hay

IN EVERY PLACE WHERE WE ARE – WITH THE PILLARS

Each Wednesday during Lent we will be bringing you midday prayers from across our dispersed Northumbria Community network. Today’s Midday Prayer comes from Evesham and we join with Sarah & Edward Pillar, accompanied by the song of a robin and the whine of a drill! They are on the site of Evesham Abbey, dismantled in […]

IN EVERY PLACE WHERE WE ARE – MIDDAY PRAYER WITH THE SMITHS

Each Wednesday during Lent we will be bringing you midday prayers from across our dispersed Northumbria Community network. Join Northumbria Community Companions, Di and Vince Smith, along with Bergen the cat and ‘the chucks’, for midday prayer in rural Lancashire, UK. You can find the words for this liturgy on the Northumbria Community website – https://www.northumbriacommunity.org/offices/midday-prayer/ […]

Kyrie Eleison – a special song of lament for these days…

‘Times are troubled… people grieve…’ We are delighted to be releasing this special song of lament today. It is the culmination of a project that Martin Neil – a long-time Companion in Community – has been working on from his studio in Wales, over the past couple of months. It brings together voices, photographs, percussion, […]

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 […]

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 […]