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Spaces still available for our online June retreats

It’s not too late to join us in June…

We still have some spaces available for our online June retreats:

  • our ‘Red Tent’ women’s retreat, led by storyteller, creative artist and longtime Companion in Community, Pam Pott;
  • a fascinating (and challenging) insight into ‘Northumbrian Spirituality’, led by Roy Searle – a retreat that considers what Christian Celtic practices (that became embedded in the land, Saints and story of the ancient kingdom of Northumbria) may have to say to us today, irrespective of where we are;
  • an individually guided retreat – ‘Listening to the Heartbeat of God’ which offers the opportunity to receive daily, one-to-one spiritual accompaniment and personalised spiritual exercises.

As well as daily input, for all of our online retreats, retreatants will have the opportunity to join in with our monastic rhythm of four-fold prayers, which help us hold the space for us to be transformed, through our encounters with God.  And we also have twice-daily ‘kettle on’ spaces, hosted by members of our Welcome and Hospitality team, as valuable ‘places of informal connection’ for those who would like to join in.

More detailed information and booking links can be found below.

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Coming up in May and June 2021

Our 2021 Programme

More information about our programme from January to June, including booking links and an option to download the current overview, can be accessed from our Retreats landing page by clicking on the button below.  As the programme evolves we will update both this page and the Northumbria Community website.

Until the re-opening of Nether Springs – we hope in the first week of July 2021 – all of our current programme will happen online.

Thank you for continuing to support our work during these uncertain times.

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What a joy to have journeyed with so many of you this Easter. We have had several requests for a way of circling back to an overview of our Easter materials, so here is a link to our connected Easter 2021 landing page. We pray that it will continue to be a fruitful blessing for many, over the coming months…


The Northumbria Community is a registered charitable trust, and all that we do depends on the kindness and generosity of those who walk with us and through the donations that we receive in order to do our work.

It might be that you would consider supporting what we do, either through a one-off donation or regular giving. For a clearer understanding of ways you could do that, please click on the button below.

Additionally, if you would like to learn more about our ongoing programmes – at our Mother House, online or – God-willing, in the not too distant future – through Northumbria Community events and gatherings, please do get in touch.

We journey alone together on this adventure beyond the familiar and into the unknown. For such a time as this, we are Community.  We think of our Brendan liturgy, determined amidst all uncertainty always to trust…Our times are still in your hand, O God.