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.
June 14 – 17 – Red Tent SPACES AVAILABLE– 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, have fun and nurture creativity, all in the context of seeking God and keeping the rhythm of the day. Pam Pott, a storyteller, creative artist and longtime Companion in Community, will be leading this retreat.
June 18 – 20 (Friday to Sunday) – Northumbrian Spirituality SPACES AVAILABLE – Northumbria, once considered ‘a cradle of Christianity’ holds treasures old and new to inspire and illuminate life and faith for believers and seekers, explorers and pilgrims in our changing world. Join Roy Searle to explore the landscape of the earth, the spirituality that was shaped on the anvil of a changing Western world and the landscape of the heart that provides wisdom for today wherever in the world we find ourselves.
June 28th – July 1st SOME SPACES AVAILABLE –An individually Guided Retreat –Listening to the Heartbeat of God –IGRs are an opportunity to receive daily one-to-one spiritual accompaniment and personalised spiritual exercises. 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 Beloved One. You may also, of course, choose to explore other themes with your retreat guide.
UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED, ALL OF OUR RETREATS RUN IN THE GMT TIME-ZONE.
What’s on at Nether Springs and online from July to December 2021
We are pleased to release more information about our programme from July to December, which includes three retreats per month at Nether Springs and new online retreat offerings. 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.
Thank you for continuing to support our work during these uncertain times.