The Northumbria Community describes a diverse and dispersed network of people, alone and together, gathered around a Rule of Life as a Way to follow the Way. We’re quite messy and not always easy to define or pin down – as William Stringfellow once wrote, ‘Dynamic and erratic, spontaneous and radical, audacious and immature, committed if not altogether coherent. Ecumenically open and often experimental, visible here and there, now and then, but unsettled institutionally. Almost Monastic in nature, but most of all… enacting a fearful hope for human life in society.’
We hope you’ll enjoy exploring something of who we are in these pages. You probably won’t find all of the answers to your questions, but hopefully you might find something of interest for your journey. There are also a number of books and CDs which inform and inspire the vision and vocation of the Community. If you’re not connected with us already, welcome! do feel free to get in touch or come and visit Nether Springs, our ‘Mother House’ and Community ‘home’.
Introducing the Community
Northumbria Community is a dispersed network of people, hugely diverse, from different backgrounds, streams and edges of the Christian faith.
Join us in our Daily Prayer
A regular cycle of daily prayers – which we call the ‘Daily Office’ – is at the core of the life of the Northumbria Community. The Office can be said anywhere, and we invite you to join us.
Story of the Community
Learn about the origins of the Northumbria Community, how it developed and grew, united in ‘a monasticism of the heart’, committed to prayer and mission in many parts of the world.
Our Rule of Life
Our Rule of Life is at the heart of who we are, central to our ethos and ethics.
Journeying with the Community
As a geographically dispersed Christian Community we are in essence ‘a Community of the heart’. We invite you to become a Companion or Friend of the Community.
Support the Community
The Community is largely self-funding. Financial contributions, small or large, all make a difference. We are a registered charity and you can support us by various means.
As a Community, we take safeguarding very seriously, both in respect of our Mother House and our dispersed community network.