What's On at Nether Springs

IMG_2128People come to stay at Nether Springs for all sorts of reasons, maybe because it’s ‘home’, maybe for some space, maybe to join in one of the retreats, or maybe a mixture of all of these. All are welcome at any time, regardless of the whether you would like to take part in the programmed retreat or not.

Below, you can find the programme of retreats listed by month or you can download the 2019 Nether Springs Programme. All of the retreats (general arrival time being 3pm-5pm) hosted at Nether Springs are held within the rhythm of the day.

If you would like to book onto one of the retreats, or to come just for some space, please contact the Community Office

Please also take some time to read the frequently asked questions about staying at Nether Springs.



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December 2019

Entering the Silence: An Individually Guided Retreat

9th Dec - 12th Dec 2019, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £180

This silent retreat is a time to seek God in the cell of your own heart, in a community of fellow seekers. Each retreatant will be paired with a companion on the journey from whom they can receive individual support and guidance.  Apart from the session of spiritual accompaniment each morning, we will seek God in silence from Monday after Night Prayers until lunch on Thursday. 

January 2020

I Still and Quiet My Soul

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

This retreat offers you the opportunity to spend time with God within the daily life and rhythm of the community at Nether Springs. No set programme or teaching is provided, apart from an introduction on the first night. It is simply time to come and be yourself.

A Time for Everything

10th Jan - 12th Jan 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

Join in with the life of the house based on the monastic daily rhythm of prayer, work, study/reflection, solitude and community. No set programme or teaching provided, apart from an introduction on the first night. Just time to come and be yourself.

Contemplative Awareness

13th Jan - 16th Jan 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

A led retreat that explores embracing of a way of life that is open to finding God in all things and all things in God. We’ll draw on the wisdom of Celtic Spirituality to help us learn to see the simplest of daily tasks as a sacrament. We will explore aspects of contemplative life and […]

Community Group Leaders

17th Jan - 19th Jan 2020, Nether Springs

A time for those who lead Northumbria Community Groups around the UK and beyond to gather, encourage one another, and be commissioned for their work in the year ahead.

Entering the Silence: An Individually Guided Retreat

20th Jan - 23rd Jan 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

This silent retreat is a time to seek God in the cell of your own heart, in a community of fellow seekers. Each retreatant will be paired with a companion on the journey from whom they can receive individual support and guidance. Apart from the session of spiritual accompaniment each morning, we will seek God in silence from Monday after Night Prayers until lunch on Thursday.

House Closed

24th Jan - 26th Jan 2020, Nether Springs

Nether Springs is closed for three days every month as part of the resident community’s commitment to a rhythm of life.

I Still and Quiet My Soul

27th Jan - 30th Jan 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

This retreat offers you the opportunity to spend time with God within the daily life and rhythm of the community at Nether Springs. No set programme or teaching is provided, apart from an introduction on the first night. It is simply time to come and be yourself.

A Time for Everything

31st Jan - 2nd Feb 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

Join in with the life of the house based on the monastic daily rhythm of prayer, work, study/reflection, solitude and community. No set programme or teaching provided, apart from an introduction on the first night. Just time to come and be yourself.

February 2020

Felt-Making Retreat

3rd Feb - 6th Feb 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

Craft as well as prayer, often thrives with careful, focused attention. Working with felt, in particular, allows for working with rich colours and textures, binding together loose threads to make a whole. Come in join in this ‘winter-warmer’ felting retreat.  On the Monday evening we’ll learn a flat felt technique which can be applied to […]

A Time for Everything

7th Feb - 9th Feb 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

Join in with the life of the house based on the monastic daily rhythm of prayer, work, study/reflection, solitude and community. No set programme or teaching provided, apart from an introduction on the first night. Just time to come and be yourself.

Joining Jesus on His Journey: Experiencing Truth Through Imaginative Prayer and Conversational Journaling

10th Feb - 13th Feb 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

Wherever you are on your faith journey, just beginning, questioning, midstream, there is always more! Whenever we encounter Jesus, truth bursts into life. We move from the realm of concepts to the reality that truth is found in a person, someone seeking to draw us ever more closely into his friendship. Come and discover more […]

Given for Life: Exploring Our Motivational Gifts

14th Feb - 16th Feb 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

Growing in knowledge of ourselves goes hand-in-hand with growing in knowledge of God. This retreat offers a well-tested and well-received tool for understanding our ‘motivational gift.’   What is it that motivates our personality, choices, and relationships with others?   The teaching draws from a book of the same title and is based on Romans 12:1-8, verses […]

The Return Of The Prodigal

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

This retreat, suitable for all ages, is an opportunity to reflect on the Prodigal story afresh, inspired by writings of Henri Nouwen and rooted in experiential learning in the here-and-now.

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.

Listening to the Heartbeat of God: An Individually Guided Retreat

24th Feb - 27th Feb 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

In the Gospel of John, we find the Beloved Disciple at the Last Supper, leaning against Jesus, lying on his breast, reclining… presumably he was near enough to hear his heartbeat, if he chose to listen.  This is a time to receive individual support and guidance as you to draw near to Christ as his […]

House Closed

28th Feb - 1st Mar 2020, Nether Springs

Nether Springs is closed for three days every month as part of the resident community’s commitment to a rhythm of life.

March 2020

I Still and Quiet My Soul

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

This retreat offers you the opportunity to spend time with God within the daily life and rhythm of the community at Nether Springs. No set programme or teaching is provided, apart from an introduction on the first night. It is simply time to come and be yourself.

Trustees Weekend *

6th Mar - 8th Mar 2020, Nether Springs

*Please note.  The house is only open to Trustees of the Northumbria Community this weekend.

Living In The Story

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

The Bible recounts the Story of God and his interactions with humankind. This retreat will explore how the Story of the Bible works and how we might live within that Story as part of our everyday lives.

Part 2 – Finding God In Who You Are: An Exploration of Personality and Spirituality With the Help of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator

13th Mar - 15th Mar 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

This retreat course is open to anyone who has a confident knowledge of what their MBTI personality type is and would like to take their understanding further.
The retreat will cover “Type Dynamics” and will also apply this learning to further exploration of Christian spirituality, partly by touching on the themes of our lifelong journeys of development and the relationship between our conscious and our unconscious lives where, according to Jung, both our “Shadow” and “True Self” may be found.

Blessing People And Places

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

The God of blessing created us to be channels of blessing to people and places. The retreat will explore the means, disciplines and resources that help us to be people of benediction whoever we are and wherever we find ourselves.

Celtic Saints: St. Cuthbert

20th Mar - 22nd Mar 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

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

Entering the Silence: An Individually Guided Retreat

23rd Mar - 26th Mar 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

This silent retreat is a time to seek God in the cell of your own heart, in a community of fellow seekers. Each retreatant will be paired with a companion on the journey from whom they can receive individual support and guidance. Apart from the session of spiritual accompaniment each morning, we will seek God in silence from Monday after Night Prayers until lunch on Thursday.

House Closed

27th Mar - 29th Mar 2020, Nether Springs

Nether Springs is closed for three days every month as part of the resident community’s commitment to a rhythm of life.

A Time for Everything

30th Mar - 2nd Apr 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

Join in with the life of the house based on the monastic daily rhythm of prayer, work, study/reflection, solitude and community. No set programme or teaching provided, apart from an introduction on the first night. Just time to come and be yourself.

April 2020

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 […]

House Closed

13th Apr - 19th Apr 2020, Nether Springs

Nether Springs is closed for a week after Easter as part of the resident community’s commitment to a rhythm of life.

A Time for Everything

20th Apr - 23rd Apr 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

Join in with the life of the house based on the monastic daily rhythm of prayer, work, study/reflection, solitude and community. No set programme or teaching provided, apart from an introduction on the first night. Just time to come and be yourself.

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.

Being Who You Are: An Individually-Guided Retreat

27th Apr - 30th Apr 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

Spiritual formation is cooperating with the inner work of transformation the Spirit of God is seeking to accomplish in you. The Spirit’s purpose is not to turn you into a different person, but to make you into the best ‘you’ that you can be. An opportunity to explore, with the support of your retreat guide […]

May 2020

I Still and Quiet My Soul

1st May - 3rd May 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

This retreat offers you the opportunity to spend time with God within the daily life and rhythm of the community at Nether Springs. No set programme or teaching is provided, apart from an introduction on the first night. It is simply time to come and be yourself.

Small-Stitched Collage

4th May - 7th May 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

During this workshop we will explore the possibilities of using a random collection of textiles and stitches to build up a collage piece. Sometimes it is useful to work without a clear idea of what you intend to create and discover processes by chance and develop ideas by experimenting with colour, surface, texture and design. […]

A Retreat for Children/Adults with Learning Disabilities and their Family/Carers

8th May - 10th May 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

This retreat will offer activities for reflection and fun too. Some activities such as meals will be shared but others will be separate activities, relating to the needs within the group. Examples will involve craft, music, outdoor (weather permitting) time, reflective space. Please call the office with queries.

Celtic Sites And Saints

11th May - 14th May 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

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 […]

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.

Celtic Saints: St. Brendan

18th May - 21st May 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

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 out into the vast wilderness of the ocean with a […]

Gifts of Monasticism in Everyday Life

22nd May - 24th May 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

The monastic tradition has provided many gifts for the wider body of Christ throughout the life of the church. But often they are like tools that don’t make it out of the tool-bag when it comes to figuring out the questions of how then shall we live? and how shall we sing the Lord’s song […]

Seeking God at the Crossroads: An Individually Guided Retreat

25th May - 28th May 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

‘This is what the LORD says, “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.”’ ~Jeremiah 6:16 A chance to reflect on life-transitions with someone who will listen with you to God’s work at the […]

House Closed

29th May - 31st May 2020, Nether Springs

Nether Springs is closed for three days every month as part of the resident community’s commitment to a rhythm of life.

June 2020

A Time for Everything

1st Jun - 4th Jun 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

Join in with the life of the house based on the monastic daily rhythm of prayer, work, study/reflection, solitude and community. No set programme or teaching provided, apart from an introduction on the first night. Just time to come and be yourself.

Trustees Weekend *

5th Jun 2020, Nether Springs

*Please note.  The house is only open to Trustees of the Northumbria Community this weekend.

The Courage Of Vulnerability*

8th Jun - 11th Jun 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 Brown […]

Learn From The Birds

12th Jun - 14th Jun 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

Jesus told his followers that they can learn about God’s love and goodness from watching birds and seeing how they are provided for. Christians throughout the ages have taken that lesson to heart, including Celtic saints like Cuthbert who was perhaps the first Briton to argue for protecting birds—like the local Eider Duck to whom Cuthbert […]

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). […]

Growing In Contemplative Awareness Through Art

19th Jun - 21st Jun 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

This weekend we want to: Encounter and collaborate with our Creator God through the process of making. Explore how this can nurture our awareness of and relationship with Him. All art supplies will be provided to work on a variety of projects. No previous artistic experience needed.

Listening to the Heartbeat of God: An Individually Guided Retreat

22nd Jun - 25th Jun 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

In the Gospel of John, we find the Beloved Disciple at the Last Supper, leaning against Jesus, lying on his breast, reclining… presumably he was near enough to hear his heartbeat, if he chose to listen.  This is a time to receive individual support and guidance as you to draw near to Christ as his […]

House Closed

26th Jun - 28th Jun 2020, Nether Springs

Nether Springs is closed for three days every month as part of the resident community’s commitment to a rhythm of life.

I Still and Quiet My Soul

29th Jun - 2nd Jul 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

This retreat offers you the opportunity to spend time with God within the daily life and rhythm of the community at Nether Springs. No set programme or teaching is provided, apart from an introduction on the first night. It is simply time to come and be yourself.

July 2020

Soul Talk (with collage)

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

The Lord spoke and said:   Write what you see. Write it out in big block letters     so that it can be read on the run. This vision-message is a witness     pointing to what’s coming. It aches for the coming—it can hardly wait!     And it doesn’t lie. If it seems slow in […]

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.

Work Weekend / Caedmon Evening

10th Jul - 12th Jul 2020, Nether Springs

Come a lend a hand in the woodland, garden and home.  We’ll celebrate the final evening with a feast and a ‘Caedmon Evening’–sharing story, song and dance.

Embodied Holiness

13th Jul - 16th Jul 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

There comes a point when we can have a good look at our bodies and say, “Here I am.  This is the body-like-no-other that my life has shaped.  I live here.  This is my soul’s address”, advocates Barbara Brown Taylor. Many of us struggle with wearing our own skin, but what we can miss, in […]

Motivational Gifts

17th Jul - 19th Jul 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

Growing in knowledge of ourselves goes hand-in-hand with growing in knowledge of God. This retreat offers a well-tested and well-received tool for understanding our ‘motivational gift.’   What is it that motivates our personality, choices, and relationships with others?   The teaching draws from a book of the same title and is based on Romans 12:1-8, verses […]

Being Who You Are: An Individually-Guided Retreat

20th Jul - 23rd Jul 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

Spiritual formation is cooperating with the inner work of transformation the Spirit of God is seeking to accomplish in you. The Spirit’s purpose is not to turn you into a different person, but to make you into the best ‘you’ that you can be. An opportunity to explore, with the support of your retreat guide […]

House Closed

24th Jul - 26th Jul 2020, Nether Springs

Nether Springs is closed for three days every month as part of the resident community’s commitment to a rhythm of life.

A Time for Everything

27th Jul - 30th Jul 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

Join in with the life of the house based on the monastic daily rhythm of prayer, work, study/reflection, solitude and community. No set programme or teaching provided, apart from an introduction on the first night. Just time to come and be yourself.

To Know Living Things

31st Jul - 2nd Aug 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

‘This is one of the greatest challenges of our time: to convert ourselves to a type of development that knows how to respect Creation’.  ~Pope Francis Details forthcoming

August 2020

Celtic Sites and Saints: St. Oswald

3rd Aug - 6th Aug 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

A chance to explore the story of St. Oswald, ancient King of Northumbria and reflect on seats of power today.

A Time for Everything

7th Aug - 9th Aug 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

Join in with the life of the house based on the monastic daily rhythm of prayer, work, study/reflection, solitude and community. No set programme or teaching provided, apart from an introduction on the first night. Just time to come and be yourself.

Family Week

10th Aug - 15th Aug 2020, Nether Springs

An opportunity for families to be together, sharing in the life and rhythm of Nether Springs and to use this home as a base for holiday exploration in Northumberland. Retreat ends after lunch on Saturday. Suggested donation for each family: one adult offers full donation, spouse/partner and children under 16 half donation, children under 8 […]

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 […]

Seeking God at the Crossroads: An Individually Guided Retreat

24th Aug - 27th Aug 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

‘This is what the LORD says, “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.”’ ~Jeremiah 6:16 A chance to reflect on life-transitions with someone who will listen with you to God’s work at the […]

House Closed

28th Aug - 30th Aug 2020, Nether Springs

Nether Springs is closed for three days every month as part of the resident community’s commitment to a rhythm of life.

A Time for Everything

31st Aug - 3rd Sep 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

Join in with the life of the house based on the monastic daily rhythm of prayer, work, study/reflection, solitude and community. No set programme or teaching provided, apart from an introduction on the first night. Just time to come and be yourself.

September 2020

Trustees Weekend*

4th Sep - 6th Sep 2020, Nether Springs

*Please note. The house is only open to Trustees of the Northumbria Community this weekend.

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 […]

Celtic Saints: St. Ninian

11th Sep - 13th Sep 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

Ninian grew up in what is now Cumbria but felt a call to visit Rome.  On the way home, he stopped in France, stayed with St. Martin in Tours and found his way for life.  He then set up monastic settlements near his home and again in Galloway with his ‘Candida Casa’.  In this retreat, […]

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 […]

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.  

Listening to the Heartbeat of God: An Individually Guided Retreat

21st Sep - 24th Sep 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

In the Gospel of John, we find the Beloved Disciple at the Last Supper, leaning against Jesus, lying on his breast, reclining… presumably he was near enough to hear his heartbeat, if he chose to listen.  This is a time to receive individual support and guidance as you to draw near to Christ as his […]

House Closed

25th Sep - 27th Sep 2020, Nether Springs

Nether Springs is closed for three days every month as part of the resident community’s commitment to a rhythm of life.

I Still and Quiet My Soul

28th Sep - 1st Oct 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

This retreat offers you the opportunity to spend time with God within the daily life and rhythm of the community at Nether Springs. No set programme or teaching is provided, apart from an introduction on the first night. It is simply time to come and be yourself.

October 2020

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 […]

Journeying Beyond the Familiar

9th Oct - 11th Oct 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

This retreat will focus on finding God in the midst of the changing landscapes of our daily lives. We’ll be using a creative project to help us consider what it is to journey with God beyond the comfortable and familiar in to the unknown and unchartered. So, the retreat will combine times of led reflection, […]

Community Introduction

12th Oct - 15th Oct 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.  

The Seven Sacred Spaces

16th Oct - 18th Oct 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

The monastic tradition, as lived out through its diverse buildings, offers us a lens to glimpse a richer way ‘to be church’ as well as insights into quality community and even the nature of being human.  Come and explore what are called The Seven Sacred Spaces in a setting that offers windows into all of them.  

Being Who You Are: An Individually-Guided Retreat

19th Oct - 22nd Oct 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

Spiritual formation is cooperating with the inner work of transformation the Spirit of God is seeking to accomplish in you. The Spirit’s purpose is not to turn you into a different person, but to make you into the best ‘you’ that you can be. An opportunity to explore, with the support of your retreat guide […]

House Closed

23rd Oct - 25th Oct 2020, Nether Springs

Nether Springs is closed for three days every month as part of the resident community’s commitment to a rhythm of life.

A Time for Everything

26th Oct - 29th Oct 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

Join in with the life of the house based on the monastic daily rhythm of prayer, work, study/reflection, solitude and community. No set programme or teaching provided, apart from an introduction on the first night. Just time to come and be yourself.

Celebrating the Saints

30th Oct - 1st Nov 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

Over this ‘All Saints’ Day’ weekend, 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’.  Retreat will include a pilgrimage on Saturday afternoon.

November 2020

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 […]

Celtic Saints: St. Hild

13th Nov - 15th Nov 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

Bede describes Hilda as a woman of great energy, who was a skilled administrator and teacher. She gained such a reputation for wisdom that even kings and princes sought her advice, but she also had a concern for ordinary folk [like Caedmon. He was a cowherd at the monastery, who was inspired in a dream […]

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 […]

Heart Alone with God

20th Nov - 22nd Nov 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

A led retreat exploring aspects of the Inner Journey and spiritual conflict with particular reference to the monastic understanding of the Cell.

Entering the Silence: An Individually Guided Retreat

23rd Nov - 26th Nov 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

Let me rest in Your will and be silent. Then the light of Your joy will warm my life. Its fire will burn in my heart and shine for Your glory. This is what I live for. Amen, Amen.     ~Thomas Merton This silent retreat is a time to seek God in the cell of […]

House Closed

27th Nov - 29th Nov 2020, Nether Springs

Nether Springs is closed for three days every month as part of the resident community’s commitment to a rhythm of life.

I Still and Quiet My Soul

30th Nov - 3rd Dec 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

O Lord, my heart is not lifted up,     my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things     too great and too marvelous for me.  But I have calmed and quieted my soul,     like a weaned child with its mother;     my soul is like the weaned child that is with me. […]

December 2020

Trustees Weekend*

4th Dec - 6th Dec 2020, Nether Springs

*Please note. The house is only open to Trustees of the Northumbria Community this weekend.

Advent Retreat

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

As we enter the busy seasons of Advent and Christmas, this retreat offers the opportunity to prepare for the weeks ahead, to separate the trivial from the significant, and to consider again the meaning, relevance and wonder of the Annunciation and the Incarnation of Christ. Through conversation and reflection, we’ll prepare to welcome Christ into […]

A Time for Everything

11th Dec - 13th Dec 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

Join in with the life of the house based on the monastic daily rhythm of prayer, work, study/reflection, solitude and community. No set programme or teaching provided, apart from an introduction on the first night. Just time to come and be yourself.

Entering the Silence: An Individually Guided Retreat

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

Let me rest in Your will and be silent. Then the light of Your joy will warm my life. Its fire will burn in my heart and shine for Your glory. This is what I live for. Amen, Amen.     ~Thomas Merton This silent retreat is a time to seek God in the cell of […]

Individual Guided Retreats

Entering the Silence: An Individually Guided Retreat

9th Dec - 12th Dec 2019, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £180

This silent retreat is a time to seek God in the cell of your own heart, in a community of fellow seekers. Each retreatant will be paired with a companion on the journey from whom they can receive individual support and guidance.  Apart from the session of spiritual accompaniment each morning, we will seek God in silence from Monday after Night Prayers until lunch on Thursday. 

Entering the Silence: An Individually Guided Retreat

20th Jan - 23rd Jan 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

This silent retreat is a time to seek God in the cell of your own heart, in a community of fellow seekers. Each retreatant will be paired with a companion on the journey from whom they can receive individual support and guidance. Apart from the session of spiritual accompaniment each morning, we will seek God in silence from Monday after Night Prayers until lunch on Thursday.

Listening to the Heartbeat of God: An Individually Guided Retreat

24th Feb - 27th Feb 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

In the Gospel of John, we find the Beloved Disciple at the Last Supper, leaning against Jesus, lying on his breast, reclining… presumably he was near enough to hear his heartbeat, if he chose to listen.  This is a time to receive individual support and guidance as you to draw near to Christ as his […]

Entering the Silence: An Individually Guided Retreat

23rd Mar - 26th Mar 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

This silent retreat is a time to seek God in the cell of your own heart, in a community of fellow seekers. Each retreatant will be paired with a companion on the journey from whom they can receive individual support and guidance. Apart from the session of spiritual accompaniment each morning, we will seek God in silence from Monday after Night Prayers until lunch on Thursday.

Being Who You Are: An Individually-Guided Retreat

27th Apr - 30th Apr 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

Spiritual formation is cooperating with the inner work of transformation the Spirit of God is seeking to accomplish in you. The Spirit’s purpose is not to turn you into a different person, but to make you into the best ‘you’ that you can be. An opportunity to explore, with the support of your retreat guide […]

Seeking God at the Crossroads: An Individually Guided Retreat

25th May - 28th May 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

‘This is what the LORD says, “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.”’ ~Jeremiah 6:16 A chance to reflect on life-transitions with someone who will listen with you to God’s work at the […]

Listening to the Heartbeat of God: An Individually Guided Retreat

22nd Jun - 25th Jun 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

In the Gospel of John, we find the Beloved Disciple at the Last Supper, leaning against Jesus, lying on his breast, reclining… presumably he was near enough to hear his heartbeat, if he chose to listen.  This is a time to receive individual support and guidance as you to draw near to Christ as his […]

Being Who You Are: An Individually-Guided Retreat

20th Jul - 23rd Jul 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

Spiritual formation is cooperating with the inner work of transformation the Spirit of God is seeking to accomplish in you. The Spirit’s purpose is not to turn you into a different person, but to make you into the best ‘you’ that you can be. An opportunity to explore, with the support of your retreat guide […]

Seeking God at the Crossroads: An Individually Guided Retreat

24th Aug - 27th Aug 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

‘This is what the LORD says, “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.”’ ~Jeremiah 6:16 A chance to reflect on life-transitions with someone who will listen with you to God’s work at the […]

Listening to the Heartbeat of God: An Individually Guided Retreat

21st Sep - 24th Sep 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

In the Gospel of John, we find the Beloved Disciple at the Last Supper, leaning against Jesus, lying on his breast, reclining… presumably he was near enough to hear his heartbeat, if he chose to listen.  This is a time to receive individual support and guidance as you to draw near to Christ as his […]

Being Who You Are: An Individually-Guided Retreat

19th Oct - 22nd Oct 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

Spiritual formation is cooperating with the inner work of transformation the Spirit of God is seeking to accomplish in you. The Spirit’s purpose is not to turn you into a different person, but to make you into the best ‘you’ that you can be. An opportunity to explore, with the support of your retreat guide […]

Entering the Silence: An Individually Guided Retreat

23rd Nov - 26th Nov 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

Let me rest in Your will and be silent. Then the light of Your joy will warm my life. Its fire will burn in my heart and shine for Your glory. This is what I live for. Amen, Amen.     ~Thomas Merton This silent retreat is a time to seek God in the cell of […]

Entering the Silence: An Individually Guided Retreat

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

Let me rest in Your will and be silent. Then the light of Your joy will warm my life. Its fire will burn in my heart and shine for Your glory. This is what I live for. Amen, Amen.     ~Thomas Merton This silent retreat is a time to seek God in the cell of […]

Community Team

Rest and Restoration

I Still and Quiet My Soul

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

This retreat offers you the opportunity to spend time with God within the daily life and rhythm of the community at Nether Springs. No set programme or teaching is provided, apart from an introduction on the first night. It is simply time to come and be yourself.

A Time for Everything

10th Jan - 12th Jan 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

Join in with the life of the house based on the monastic daily rhythm of prayer, work, study/reflection, solitude and community. No set programme or teaching provided, apart from an introduction on the first night. Just time to come and be yourself.

I Still and Quiet My Soul

27th Jan - 30th Jan 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

This retreat offers you the opportunity to spend time with God within the daily life and rhythm of the community at Nether Springs. No set programme or teaching is provided, apart from an introduction on the first night. It is simply time to come and be yourself.

A Time for Everything

31st Jan - 2nd Feb 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

Join in with the life of the house based on the monastic daily rhythm of prayer, work, study/reflection, solitude and community. No set programme or teaching provided, apart from an introduction on the first night. Just time to come and be yourself.

A Time for Everything

7th Feb - 9th Feb 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

Join in with the life of the house based on the monastic daily rhythm of prayer, work, study/reflection, solitude and community. No set programme or teaching provided, apart from an introduction on the first night. Just time to come and be yourself.

I Still and Quiet My Soul

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

This retreat offers you the opportunity to spend time with God within the daily life and rhythm of the community at Nether Springs. No set programme or teaching is provided, apart from an introduction on the first night. It is simply time to come and be yourself.

A Time for Everything

30th Mar - 2nd Apr 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

Join in with the life of the house based on the monastic daily rhythm of prayer, work, study/reflection, solitude and community. No set programme or teaching provided, apart from an introduction on the first night. Just time to come and be yourself.

A Time for Everything

20th Apr - 23rd Apr 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

Join in with the life of the house based on the monastic daily rhythm of prayer, work, study/reflection, solitude and community. No set programme or teaching provided, apart from an introduction on the first night. Just time to come and be yourself.

I Still and Quiet My Soul

1st May - 3rd May 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

This retreat offers you the opportunity to spend time with God within the daily life and rhythm of the community at Nether Springs. No set programme or teaching is provided, apart from an introduction on the first night. It is simply time to come and be yourself.

A Retreat for Children/Adults with Learning Disabilities and their Family/Carers

8th May - 10th May 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

This retreat will offer activities for reflection and fun too. Some activities such as meals will be shared but others will be separate activities, relating to the needs within the group. Examples will involve craft, music, outdoor (weather permitting) time, reflective space. Please call the office with queries.

Celtic Saints: St. Brendan

18th May - 21st May 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

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 out into the vast wilderness of the ocean with a […]

A Time for Everything

1st Jun - 4th Jun 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

Join in with the life of the house based on the monastic daily rhythm of prayer, work, study/reflection, solitude and community. No set programme or teaching provided, apart from an introduction on the first night. Just time to come and be yourself.

I Still and Quiet My Soul

29th Jun - 2nd Jul 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

This retreat offers you the opportunity to spend time with God within the daily life and rhythm of the community at Nether Springs. No set programme or teaching is provided, apart from an introduction on the first night. It is simply time to come and be yourself.

A Time for Everything

27th Jul - 30th Jul 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

Join in with the life of the house based on the monastic daily rhythm of prayer, work, study/reflection, solitude and community. No set programme or teaching provided, apart from an introduction on the first night. Just time to come and be yourself.

A Time for Everything

7th Aug - 9th Aug 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

Join in with the life of the house based on the monastic daily rhythm of prayer, work, study/reflection, solitude and community. No set programme or teaching provided, apart from an introduction on the first night. Just time to come and be yourself.

A Time for Everything

31st Aug - 3rd Sep 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

Join in with the life of the house based on the monastic daily rhythm of prayer, work, study/reflection, solitude and community. No set programme or teaching provided, apart from an introduction on the first night. Just time to come and be yourself.

I Still and Quiet My Soul

28th Sep - 1st Oct 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

This retreat offers you the opportunity to spend time with God within the daily life and rhythm of the community at Nether Springs. No set programme or teaching is provided, apart from an introduction on the first night. It is simply time to come and be yourself.

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 […]

A Time for Everything

26th Oct - 29th Oct 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

Join in with the life of the house based on the monastic daily rhythm of prayer, work, study/reflection, solitude and community. No set programme or teaching provided, apart from an introduction on the first night. Just time to come and be yourself.

Heart Alone with God

20th Nov - 22nd Nov 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

A led retreat exploring aspects of the Inner Journey and spiritual conflict with particular reference to the monastic understanding of the Cell.

I Still and Quiet My Soul

30th Nov - 3rd Dec 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

O Lord, my heart is not lifted up,     my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things     too great and too marvelous for me.  But I have calmed and quieted my soul,     like a weaned child with its mother;     my soul is like the weaned child that is with me. […]

Advent Retreat

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

As we enter the busy seasons of Advent and Christmas, this retreat offers the opportunity to prepare for the weeks ahead, to separate the trivial from the significant, and to consider again the meaning, relevance and wonder of the Annunciation and the Incarnation of Christ. Through conversation and reflection, we’ll prepare to welcome Christ into […]

A Time for Everything

11th Dec - 13th Dec 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

Join in with the life of the house based on the monastic daily rhythm of prayer, work, study/reflection, solitude and community. No set programme or teaching provided, apart from an introduction on the first night. Just time to come and be yourself.

Entering the Silence: An Individually Guided Retreat

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

Let me rest in Your will and be silent. Then the light of Your joy will warm my life. Its fire will burn in my heart and shine for Your glory. This is what I live for. Amen, Amen.     ~Thomas Merton This silent retreat is a time to seek God in the cell of […]

Spiritual Development

Contemplative Awareness

13th Jan - 16th Jan 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

A led retreat that explores embracing of a way of life that is open to finding God in all things and all things in God. We’ll draw on the wisdom of Celtic Spirituality to help us learn to see the simplest of daily tasks as a sacrament. We will explore aspects of contemplative life and […]

Joining Jesus on His Journey: Experiencing Truth Through Imaginative Prayer and Conversational Journaling

10th Feb - 13th Feb 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

Wherever you are on your faith journey, just beginning, questioning, midstream, there is always more! Whenever we encounter Jesus, truth bursts into life. We move from the realm of concepts to the reality that truth is found in a person, someone seeking to draw us ever more closely into his friendship. Come and discover more […]

Given for Life: Exploring Our Motivational Gifts

14th Feb - 16th Feb 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

Growing in knowledge of ourselves goes hand-in-hand with growing in knowledge of God. This retreat offers a well-tested and well-received tool for understanding our ‘motivational gift.’   What is it that motivates our personality, choices, and relationships with others?   The teaching draws from a book of the same title and is based on Romans 12:1-8, verses […]

The Return Of The Prodigal

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

This retreat, suitable for all ages, is an opportunity to reflect on the Prodigal story afresh, inspired by writings of Henri Nouwen and rooted in experiential learning in the here-and-now.

Living In The Story

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

The Bible recounts the Story of God and his interactions with humankind. This retreat will explore how the Story of the Bible works and how we might live within that Story as part of our everyday lives.

Part 2 – Finding God In Who You Are: An Exploration of Personality and Spirituality With the Help of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator

13th Mar - 15th Mar 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

This retreat course is open to anyone who has a confident knowledge of what their MBTI personality type is and would like to take their understanding further.
The retreat will cover “Type Dynamics” and will also apply this learning to further exploration of Christian spirituality, partly by touching on the themes of our lifelong journeys of development and the relationship between our conscious and our unconscious lives where, according to Jung, both our “Shadow” and “True Self” may be found.

Blessing People And Places

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

The God of blessing created us to be channels of blessing to people and places. The retreat will explore the means, disciplines and resources that help us to be people of benediction whoever we are and wherever we find ourselves.

Celtic Saints: St. Cuthbert

20th Mar - 22nd Mar 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

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

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 […]

Celtic Sites And Saints

11th May - 14th May 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

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 […]

Gifts of Monasticism in Everyday Life

22nd May - 24th May 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

The monastic tradition has provided many gifts for the wider body of Christ throughout the life of the church. But often they are like tools that don’t make it out of the tool-bag when it comes to figuring out the questions of how then shall we live? and how shall we sing the Lord’s song […]

The Courage Of Vulnerability*

8th Jun - 11th Jun 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 Brown […]

Soul Talk (with collage)

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

The Lord spoke and said:   Write what you see. Write it out in big block letters     so that it can be read on the run. This vision-message is a witness     pointing to what’s coming. It aches for the coming—it can hardly wait!     And it doesn’t lie. If it seems slow in […]

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.

Motivational Gifts

17th Jul - 19th Jul 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

Growing in knowledge of ourselves goes hand-in-hand with growing in knowledge of God. This retreat offers a well-tested and well-received tool for understanding our ‘motivational gift.’   What is it that motivates our personality, choices, and relationships with others?   The teaching draws from a book of the same title and is based on Romans 12:1-8, verses […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Journeying Beyond the Familiar

9th Oct - 11th Oct 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

This retreat will focus on finding God in the midst of the changing landscapes of our daily lives. We’ll be using a creative project to help us consider what it is to journey with God beyond the comfortable and familiar in to the unknown and unchartered. So, the retreat will combine times of led reflection, […]

Community Introduction

12th Oct - 15th Oct 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.  

The Seven Sacred Spaces

16th Oct - 18th Oct 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

The monastic tradition, as lived out through its diverse buildings, offers us a lens to glimpse a richer way ‘to be church’ as well as insights into quality community and even the nature of being human.  Come and explore what are called The Seven Sacred Spaces in a setting that offers windows into all of them.  

Celebrating the Saints

30th Oct - 1st Nov 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

Over this ‘All Saints’ Day’ weekend, 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’.  Retreat will include a pilgrimage on Saturday afternoon.

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 […]

Celtic Saints: St. Hild

13th Nov - 15th Nov 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

Bede describes Hilda as a woman of great energy, who was a skilled administrator and teacher. She gained such a reputation for wisdom that even kings and princes sought her advice, but she also had a concern for ordinary folk [like Caedmon. He was a cowherd at the monastery, who was inspired in a dream […]

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 […]

Heart Alone with God

20th Nov - 22nd Nov 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

A led retreat exploring aspects of the Inner Journey and spiritual conflict with particular reference to the monastic understanding of the Cell.

Advent Retreat

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

As we enter the busy seasons of Advent and Christmas, this retreat offers the opportunity to prepare for the weeks ahead, to separate the trivial from the significant, and to consider again the meaning, relevance and wonder of the Annunciation and the Incarnation of Christ. Through conversation and reflection, we’ll prepare to welcome Christ into […]

Creativity & Interests

Felt-Making Retreat

3rd Feb - 6th Feb 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

Craft as well as prayer, often thrives with careful, focused attention. Working with felt, in particular, allows for working with rich colours and textures, binding together loose threads to make a whole. Come in join in this ‘winter-warmer’ felting retreat.  On the Monday evening we’ll learn a flat felt technique which can be applied to […]

Joining Jesus on His Journey: Experiencing Truth Through Imaginative Prayer and Conversational Journaling

10th Feb - 13th Feb 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

Wherever you are on your faith journey, just beginning, questioning, midstream, there is always more! Whenever we encounter Jesus, truth bursts into life. We move from the realm of concepts to the reality that truth is found in a person, someone seeking to draw us ever more closely into his friendship. Come and discover more […]

Small-Stitched Collage

4th May - 7th May 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

During this workshop we will explore the possibilities of using a random collection of textiles and stitches to build up a collage piece. Sometimes it is useful to work without a clear idea of what you intend to create and discover processes by chance and develop ideas by experimenting with colour, surface, texture and design. […]

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.

The Courage Of Vulnerability*

8th Jun - 11th Jun 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 Brown […]

Learn From The Birds

12th Jun - 14th Jun 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

Jesus told his followers that they can learn about God’s love and goodness from watching birds and seeing how they are provided for. Christians throughout the ages have taken that lesson to heart, including Celtic saints like Cuthbert who was perhaps the first Briton to argue for protecting birds—like the local Eider Duck to whom Cuthbert […]

Growing In Contemplative Awareness Through Art

19th Jun - 21st Jun 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

This weekend we want to: Encounter and collaborate with our Creator God through the process of making. Explore how this can nurture our awareness of and relationship with Him. All art supplies will be provided to work on a variety of projects. No previous artistic experience needed.

Soul Talk (with collage)

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

The Lord spoke and said:   Write what you see. Write it out in big block letters     so that it can be read on the run. This vision-message is a witness     pointing to what’s coming. It aches for the coming—it can hardly wait!     And it doesn’t lie. If it seems slow in […]

To Know Living Things

31st Jul - 2nd Aug 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

‘This is one of the greatest challenges of our time: to convert ourselves to a type of development that knows how to respect Creation’.  ~Pope Francis Details forthcoming

Journeying Beyond the Familiar

9th Oct - 11th Oct 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

This retreat will focus on finding God in the midst of the changing landscapes of our daily lives. We’ll be using a creative project to help us consider what it is to journey with God beyond the comfortable and familiar in to the unknown and unchartered. So, the retreat will combine times of led reflection, […]

Celtic Saints: St. Hild

13th Nov - 15th Nov 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

Bede describes Hilda as a woman of great energy, who was a skilled administrator and teacher. She gained such a reputation for wisdom that even kings and princes sought her advice, but she also had a concern for ordinary folk [like Caedmon. He was a cowherd at the monastery, who was inspired in a dream […]

Life Issues

Given for Life: Exploring Our Motivational Gifts

14th Feb - 16th Feb 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

Growing in knowledge of ourselves goes hand-in-hand with growing in knowledge of God. This retreat offers a well-tested and well-received tool for understanding our ‘motivational gift.’   What is it that motivates our personality, choices, and relationships with others?   The teaching draws from a book of the same title and is based on Romans 12:1-8, verses […]

The Return Of The Prodigal

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

This retreat, suitable for all ages, is an opportunity to reflect on the Prodigal story afresh, inspired by writings of Henri Nouwen and rooted in experiential learning in the here-and-now.

Part 2 – Finding God In Who You Are: An Exploration of Personality and Spirituality With the Help of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator

13th Mar - 15th Mar 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

This retreat course is open to anyone who has a confident knowledge of what their MBTI personality type is and would like to take their understanding further.
The retreat will cover “Type Dynamics” and will also apply this learning to further exploration of Christian spirituality, partly by touching on the themes of our lifelong journeys of development and the relationship between our conscious and our unconscious lives where, according to Jung, both our “Shadow” and “True Self” may be found.

Blessing People And Places

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

The God of blessing created us to be channels of blessing to people and places. The retreat will explore the means, disciplines and resources that help us to be people of benediction whoever we are and wherever we find ourselves.

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 […]

The Courage Of Vulnerability*

8th Jun - 11th Jun 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 Brown […]

Motivational Gifts

17th Jul - 19th Jul 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

Growing in knowledge of ourselves goes hand-in-hand with growing in knowledge of God. This retreat offers a well-tested and well-received tool for understanding our ‘motivational gift.’   What is it that motivates our personality, choices, and relationships with others?   The teaching draws from a book of the same title and is based on Romans 12:1-8, verses […]

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 […]

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 […]

Family Week

The Return Of The Prodigal

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

This retreat, suitable for all ages, is an opportunity to reflect on the Prodigal story afresh, inspired by writings of Henri Nouwen and rooted in experiential learning in the here-and-now.

A Retreat for Children/Adults with Learning Disabilities and their Family/Carers

8th May - 10th May 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

This retreat will offer activities for reflection and fun too. Some activities such as meals will be shared but others will be separate activities, relating to the needs within the group. Examples will involve craft, music, outdoor (weather permitting) time, reflective space. Please call the office with queries.

Family Week

10th Aug - 15th Aug 2020, Nether Springs

An opportunity for families to be together, sharing in the life and rhythm of Nether Springs and to use this home as a base for holiday exploration in Northumberland. Retreat ends after lunch on Saturday. Suggested donation for each family: one adult offers full donation, spouse/partner and children under 16 half donation, children under 8 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.  

Community Introduction

12th Oct - 15th Oct 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.  

The Seven Sacred Spaces

16th Oct - 18th Oct 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

The monastic tradition, as lived out through its diverse buildings, offers us a lens to glimpse a richer way ‘to be church’ as well as insights into quality community and even the nature of being human.  Come and explore what are called The Seven Sacred Spaces in a setting that offers windows into all of them.  

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 […]

Celtic Saints: St. Hild

13th Nov - 15th Nov 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

Bede describes Hilda as a woman of great energy, who was a skilled administrator and teacher. She gained such a reputation for wisdom that even kings and princes sought her advice, but she also had a concern for ordinary folk [like Caedmon. He was a cowherd at the monastery, who was inspired in a dream […]

Celtic Sites & Saints

Celtic Saints: St. Cuthbert

20th Mar - 22nd Mar 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

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

Celtic Sites And Saints

11th May - 14th May 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

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 […]

Celtic Saints: St. Brendan

18th May - 21st May 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

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 out into the vast wilderness of the ocean with a […]

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). […]

Celtic Sites and Saints: St. Oswald

3rd Aug - 6th Aug 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

A chance to explore the story of St. Oswald, ancient King of Northumbria and reflect on seats of power today.

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 […]

Celtic Saints: St. Ninian

11th Sep - 13th Sep 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

Ninian grew up in what is now Cumbria but felt a call to visit Rome.  On the way home, he stopped in France, stayed with St. Martin in Tours and found his way for life.  He then set up monastic settlements near his home and again in Galloway with his ‘Candida Casa’.  In this retreat, […]

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.  

Celebrating the Saints

30th Oct - 1st Nov 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

Over this ‘All Saints’ Day’ weekend, 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’.  Retreat will include a pilgrimage on Saturday afternoon.

Celtic Saints: St. Hild

13th Nov - 15th Nov 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

Bede describes Hilda as a woman of great energy, who was a skilled administrator and teacher. She gained such a reputation for wisdom that even kings and princes sought her advice, but she also had a concern for ordinary folk [like Caedmon. He was a cowherd at the monastery, who was inspired in a dream […]

Advent, Lent & Easter

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 […]

Advent Retreat

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

As we enter the busy seasons of Advent and Christmas, this retreat offers the opportunity to prepare for the weeks ahead, to separate the trivial from the significant, and to consider again the meaning, relevance and wonder of the Annunciation and the Incarnation of Christ. Through conversation and reflection, we’ll prepare to welcome Christ into […]

Leadership

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 […]

The Seven Sacred Spaces

16th Oct - 18th Oct 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

The monastic tradition, as lived out through its diverse buildings, offers us a lens to glimpse a richer way ‘to be church’ as well as insights into quality community and even the nature of being human.  Come and explore what are called The Seven Sacred Spaces in a setting that offers windows into all of them.  

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 […]