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Celtic Sites & Saints

Celtic Spirituality With Patrick, Columba and Cuthbert

11th Mar - 14th Mar 2019, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £180

A chance to journey with these three Celtic Saints whose spirituality and witness not only served the renewal of the Church but shaped the culture of the British Isles in their own day and beyond.

Celtic Saints: St Ninian

16th Aug - 18th Aug 2019, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £120

Romano Briton Ninian set aside his Cumbrian royal privileges to follow God’s call. After studies in Rome, on his way homeward he found his way for life in the inspiration of  St. Martin in Tours.  In Galloway he founded ‘Candida Casa’.  From this place the message of Christ reached the known ‘ends of the the […]

Celtic Saints: St. Hild

15th Nov - 17th Nov 2019, 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.

The House that John Built

11th Nov - 14th Nov 2019, 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 Aidan

30th Aug - 1st Sep 2019, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £120

Aidan travelled 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 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 […]