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Soul Friendship and the Gift of Listening

9th Nov - 12th Nov 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

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 […]

Celtic Saints: St. Hild

13th Nov - 15th Nov 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

Bede describes Hilda as a woman of great energy, who was a skilled administrator and teacher. She gained such a reputation for wisdom that even kings and princes sought her advice, but she also had a concern for ordinary folk [like Caedmon. He was a cowherd at the monastery, who was inspired in a dream […]

Knowing and Sharing Our Stories

16th Nov - 19th Nov 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

If you want to know someone, then you must know their story, for their story defines who they are. And if you want to know yourself, to gain insight into the meaning of your own life, then you must come to know your own story. This retreat will explore frameworks, practices and resources for knowing […]

Heart Alone with God

20th Nov - 22nd Nov 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £130

A led retreat exploring aspects of the Inner Journey and spiritual conflict with particular reference to the monastic understanding of the Cell.

Entering the Silence: An Individually Guided Retreat

23rd Nov - 26th Nov 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

Let me rest in Your will and be silent. Then the light of Your joy will warm my life. Its fire will burn in my heart and shine for Your glory. This is what I live for. Amen, Amen.     ~Thomas Merton This silent retreat is a time to seek God in the cell of […]

House Closed

27th Nov - 29th Nov 2020, 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

30th Nov - 3rd Dec 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

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. […]

Trustees Weekend*

4th Dec - 6th Dec 2020, Nether Springs

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

Advent Retreat

7th Dec - 10th Dec 2020, Nether Springs
Suggested donation: £195

As we enter the busy seasons of Advent and Christmas, this retreat offers the opportunity to prepare for the weeks ahead, to separate the trivial from the significant, and to consider again the meaning, relevance and wonder of the Annunciation and the Incarnation of Christ. Through conversation and reflection, we’ll prepare to welcome Christ into […]