Events

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Family Week

5th Aug - 10th Aug 2019, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £300

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 […]

A Time for Everything

12th Aug - 15th Aug 2019, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £180

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.

Celtic Saints: St Ninian

16th Aug - 18th Aug 2019, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £120

Romano Briton Ninian set aside his Cumbrian royal privileges to follow God’s call. After studies in Rome, on his way homeward he found his way for life in the inspiration of  St. Martin in Tours.  In Galloway he founded ‘Candida Casa’.  From this place the message of Christ reached the known ‘ends of the the […]

Being Who You Are: An Individually-Guided Retreat

19th Aug - 22nd Aug 2019, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £180

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 Aug - 25th Aug 2019, 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

26th Aug - 29th Aug 2019, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £180

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.

Celtic Saints: St Aidan

30th Aug - 1st Sep 2019, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £120

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 […]

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 […]

Trustees Weekend*

6th Sep - 8th Sep 2019, Nether Springs

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

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, […]