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I Still and Quiet My Soul

11th Feb - 14th Feb 2019, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £180

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.  O […]

Trustees Weekend *

15th Feb - 17th Feb 2019, Nether Springs

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

The Return of the Prodigal

18th Feb - 21st Feb 2019, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £180

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. I have tried hard to follow the guidelines of the spiritual life . . . I have failed many times but always tried again, even […]

A Time for Everything

22nd Feb - 24th Feb 2019, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £120

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.

Listening to the Heartbeat of God: An Individually Guided Retreat

25th Feb - 28th Feb 2019, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £180

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

1st Mar - 3rd Mar 2019, Nether Springs

Nether Springs is closed for at least 2 weeks in December every year as part of the resident community’s commitment to a rhythm of life.

Community Introduction

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

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 Spirituality With Patrick, Columba and Cuthbert

11th Mar - 14th Mar 2019, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £180

A chance to journey with these three Celtic Saints whose spirituality and witness not only served the renewal of the Church but shaped the culture of the British Isles in their own day and beyond.

Hearing the Voice of the Beloved

15th Mar - 17th Mar 2019, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £120

A time  to explore and deepen some of the many ways The Beloved talks to us and can be found in all things. We will look at creative ways of tuning ourselves into God’s love song that resounds in our hearts, the melody beyond the melodies and the word beyond words, in silence and sharing, […]