Spiritual Development

Soul Friendship and the Gift of Listening

2nd Sep - 5th Sep 2019, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £180

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 […]

Red Tent Women’s Retreat

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

The idea of the ‘Red Tent’ is being adapted from its ancient use to one that provides a space for women today to come together to rest, replenish and connect. In this retreat, women of all ages and backgrounds are invited to share their lives, share their wisdom, share their laughter and share their sorrow, […]

Finding God in Who You are: An Exploration of Personality and Spirituality with the Help of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator

13th Sep - 15th Sep 2019, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £120

This course is for people who are interested in making connections between personality and spirituality. There will be an opportunity to complete the MBTI questionnaire, if you haven’t done so before, and to talk it through in an individual session.  In the group we will think about themes like: ‘Finding God Within & Without’, ‘Finding […]

Let God Grow in You

16th Sep - 19th Sep 2019, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £180

Let the Son of God grow in thee, for he is formed in thee, and from thee, and may become to thee a great smile and exultation and perfect joy which no-one can take from thee.  How might these ancient words of Isaac of Stella inform and inspire our modern-day discipleship and spiritual formation?

Rediscovering Sabbath

20th Sep - 22nd Sep 2019, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £120

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 […]

Muzahzahing Our Lives

7th Oct - 10th Oct 2019, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £180

Come and explore what it might mean to permeate our lives, the church and the world with an intentional way for living that seeks to bring awareness of God into all of life and work.

The Wisdom of the Desert

14th Oct - 17th Oct 2019, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £180

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.

Given for Life: Exploring Our Motivational Gifts

18th Oct - 20th Oct 2019, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £120

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 With

1st Nov - 3rd Nov 2019, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £120

In a world of ‘Doing’ – doing for and doing to – this retreat will take a look at the importance and power of ‘Being With’ … through friendship, through having an open table, through being good neighbours. How does ‘Availability and Vulnerability’ lead us to ‘being with’ God and others?

Blessing People and Places

4th Nov - 7th Nov 2019, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £180

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.