Life Issues

To be confirmed: The Courage of Vulnerability*

14th Sep - 17th Sep 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

Vulnerability is the core, the heart, the centre of meaningful human experiences … It is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path. Brené […]

To be confirmed: Celtic Saints: St. Brigid and Hospitality

18th Sep - 20th Sep 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

Saint Brigid became famous for many things, but most of all for her hospitality and welcome. We will learn more about Brigid and will explore together what a hospitality of home and a hospitality of heart might like look in our own lives.  

Rediscovering Sabbath

2nd Oct - 4th Oct 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

We live in a culture driven by constant activity and business. The thought of resting a whole day every week might even sound scary to us as we all are affected by the pressure to do and achieve. How can we learn to stop? What lies at the heart of God’s commandment and this ancient […]

Journeying Home

5th Oct - 8th Oct 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

In recent times our culture has tended to avoid speaking or thinking about death, although there are signs that this is changing. This retreat gives an opportunity for us to heed Chad’s call to always be ready for death, ‘for death may call for us at anytime.’  Through stories, music, pilgrimage and creativity we will […]

Embracing Conflict

2nd Nov - 5th Nov 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

A chance to examine how you deal with life’s drama, and to learn from the example of Jesus. We’ll look at the gospels “through conflict lenses”, exploring the tensions that Jesus faced, and what it meant for him to embrace conflict. There will also be plenty of space for personal reflection and prayer. If you […]

Soul Friendship and the Gift of Listening

9th Nov - 12th Nov 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

An opportunity for Companions, Friends and others to share what ‘Soul Friendship’ means for each of us. Following the example of ‘good ones of old’ (Jesus, Desert Fathers and Mothers, Celtic saints, Medieval mystics), we will reflect on the meaning of spiritual friendship, listening, accompaniment and direction in our own lives and within the Northumbria […]

Knowing and Sharing Our Stories

16th Nov - 19th Nov 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

If you want to know someone, then you must know their story, for their story defines who they are. And if you want to know yourself, to gain insight into the meaning of your own life, then you must come to know your own story. This retreat will explore frameworks, practices and resources for knowing […]