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Celtic Sites & Saints

Celtic Saints: St. Hild

16th Nov - 18th Nov 2018, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £120

An opportunity to enter imaginatively into the story of this great Northern saint through storytelling, prayer and creativity. In doing so, we may discover inspiration and courage to serve with our own gifts and in our own spheres of influence.

Light of the North

5th Oct - 7th Oct 2018, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £120 

Come and journey with the Northern Celtic Saints; learn about their lives and discover the light, inspiration and wisdom they provide for us today. The retreat will include the opportunity to visit Holy Island and Bamburgh, significant places associated with The Golden Age of Northumbria.

The House that John Built

10th Sep - 13th Sep 2018, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £180

‘The House that John Built’ is the Northumbria Community’s telling of the lineage of the Celtic Saints, tracing the roots of this remarkable expression of the Christian faith. This retreat is an opportunity to familiarise yourself with the stories and places of a succession of saints. It will also include insights into the significance of […]

Celtic Saints: St. Oswald

3rd Aug - 5th Aug 2018, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £120

A chance to explore the story of St. Oswald, ancient King of Northumbria and reflect on seats of power today.  Includes a local pilgrimage on Saturday for Oswald’s Feast Day.

Celtic Saints: St. Brendan

18th May - 20th May 2018, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £120

Irish monks used boats called coracles to travel on the ocean in search of a ‘desert place‘ in which they found God in a new way. One of the most famous of these monks is Brendan, who set out from the West coast of Ireland in search of paradise. During this retreat, we’ll hear some […]

Celtic Saints: St. Cuthbert

15th Jun - 17th Jun 2018, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £120

An opportunity to enter imaginatively into the story of this great Northern saint through prayer, creativity, and storytelling. In doing so, we may discover landmarks and signposts for our own journeys. Includes a day trip to Holy Island on Saturday and celebrating Cuthbert’s Day together on Sunday.

Celtic Saints: St. Aidan

31st Aug - 2nd Sep 2018, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £120

Aidan traveled from the Isle of Iona to Northumberland at the request of King Oswald to bring the light of the Gospel to this land. He was known for speaking out courageously, wisely, and yet also graciously, living with simplicity and giving with extraordinary generosity to those in need. This led retreat will celebrate through […]

Celtic Sites and Saints

7th May - 10th May 2018, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £180

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 […]

Celebrating the Saints

30th Oct - 2nd Nov 2017, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £180

Over this ‘All Saints’ Day’ week, we’ll have a chance to explore together the significance of being part of ‘The Communion of the Saints’.  We’ll also explore the lives of a variety of Northumbrian Saints and how they might help shape a ‘Northumbrian Spirituality’. Suitable for all ages.

Celtic Saints: St. Aidan

1st Sep - 3rd Sep 2017, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £120

Aidan traveled from the Isle of Iona to Northumberland at the request of King Oswald to bring the light of the Gospel to this land. He was known for speaking out courageously, wisely, and yet also graciously, living with simplicity and giving with extraordinary generosity to those in need. This led retreat will celebrate through […]