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 […]
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10 Years after we took a physical journey from Hetton Hall to Acton Home Farm, carrying with us treasures of the Community to bring to our new Mother House, we will celebrate God’s faithfulness to us by reversing the journey and walking from Acton Home Farm to Cuthbert’s Cave (near Hetton Hall, now privately owned). […]
This weekend we want to: Encounter and collaborate with our Creator God through the process of making. Explore how this can nurture our awareness of and relationship with Him. All art supplies will be provided to work on a variety of projects. No previous artistic experience needed.
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 […]
Nether Springs is closed for three days every month as part of the resident community’s commitment to a rhythm of life.
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.
The Lord spoke and said: Write what you see. Write it out in big block letters so that it can be read on the run. This vision-message is a witness pointing to what’s coming. It aches for the coming—it can hardly wait! And it doesn’t lie. If it seems slow in […]
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.
Come a lend a hand in the woodland, garden and home. We’ll celebrate the final evening with a feast and a ‘Caedmon Evening’–sharing story, song and dance.
There comes a point when we can have a good look at our bodies and say, “Here I am. This is the body-like-no-other that my life has shaped. I live here. This is my soul’s address”, advocates Barbara Brown Taylor. Many of us struggle with wearing our own skin, but what we can miss, in […]