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 offered sanctuary on the Farne Islands.  Do bring your own binoculars if you have some.

Come and enjoy Northumbrian birds with Mark Winter, founder of the Even Sparrows retreats, and who lives locally. Not only does Mark have a passion for birds but he also has over 40 years of experience of watching them.  Discover both the rich variety of birds we have locally and the lessons they can teach us

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