Exploring the Northumbria Community

Community Introduction

21st Feb - 23rd Feb 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

An introductory retreat outlining the history, vocation and novitiate process of the Northumbria Community. An essential retreat for all who want to explore their relationship with the Community. Please note: Participation in the first evening session is essential.

Life at the Edge of Empire

3rd Apr - 5th Apr 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

This retreat is for those asking, ‘how do we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?’ and ‘how then shall we live?’ whilst living at the edge of ‘empire’. The empire is the system that we are part of, yet which we often feel alienated from. We will explore how to live faithfully within the […]

Easter Workshop (Thursday pm – Monday am)

9th Apr - 13th Apr 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £260

Easter has always been a special time for the Community to gather. The Easter narrative draws us into Christ’s life, death & resurrection. He gives us ‐ individually and as a Community ‐ our identity, our life and our future.   This is a time for all of us to explore our journey of faith and […]

Community Introduction

24th Apr - 26th Apr 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

An introductory retreat outlining the history, vocation and novitiate process of the Northumbria Community. An essential retreat for all who want to explore their relationship with the Community. Please note: Participation in the first evening session is essential.

Dancing Celtic Daily Prayer

15th May - 17th May 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

Come and learn or enjoy again the dances that go with the liturgy in Celtic Daily Prayer plus some personal worship dances.  A weekend of music and movement to express and deepen faith.

Achsah Pilgrimage

15th Jun - 18th Jun 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

10 Years after we took a physical journey from Hetton Hall to Acton Home Farm, carrying with us treasures of the Community to bring to our new Mother House, we will celebrate God’s faithfulness to us by reversing the journey and walking from Acton Home Farm to Cuthbert’s Cave (near Hetton Hall, now privately owned). […]

The Way of the Desert

6th Jul - 9th Jul 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

Come and explore the history and wisdom of the Desert Fathers and Mothers, their relevance for today and the spirituality of desert places.  The Desert Monastic tradition was a great inspiration for the Celtic Church and remains foundational for the Northumbria Community today.

Community Introduction

17th Aug - 20th Aug 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

An introductory retreat outlining the history, vocation and Novitiate process of the Northumbria Community. An essential retreat for all who want to explore their relationship with the Community. Please note: Participation in the first evening session is essential.  

Celtic Saints: St. Aidan

21st Aug - 23rd Aug 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

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 […]

The House that John Built

7th Sep - 10th Sep 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

‘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 […]