Our Monday to Friday retreats (or occasionally Friday to Monday) involve both inner pilgrimage – a journey of inner work, silence, study, peace and rest and an opportunity for the ‘Heart alone with God’ staying full-board in an ensuite room – and outer pilgrimage. We have been working on resources to help those on retreat with their own transportation to explore the rich Christian heritage of Northumbria through outer, physical pilgrimage to nearby Celtic Sites. The Nether Springs Chapel, Poustinia, Labyrinth, gardens and woods and local country and coastal walks are available to all guests and provide time with God in Creation and space for the inner-outer pilgrimage as well.
Please note that the format of these retreats will be different to the ones we held before the pandemic. One particular change is that as we gather for mealtimes, we will predominantly embrace the specialness of holding silence together.
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Suggested Donation: As a registered charity, The Northumbria Community Trust does not ask for a set fee to cover the cost of a retreat. Instead, we invite donations to support the life and work of the wider Community as a whole.
Many retreatants welcome a suggestion as to what might be an appropriate donation. This is always a difficult question to answer. However, for your guidance, the suggested donation is £200 – £250 per person for a Monday to Friday retreat (4 nights); £150 – £190 Friday to Monday (3 nights). If you are a UK taxpayer, please consider ‘gift-aiding’ your donation. We have found that if everyone gives as they are able, in the end, there is enough to sustain the ongoing life of the Northumbria Community.