Coming up in September 2021

Our retreats and events – online, at Nether Springs and elsewhere

The following retreats will be running ONLINE:

  • Blessed to be a Blessingfrom 10th-12th September (Friday to Sunday), led by Roy Searle, who explores how the God of blessing created us to be channels of blessing to people and places, in every place where we are…
  • Creative Saturday Morning – 18th September, 9am – 1.30pm – space to pause, for a few hours, from the activity of daily life and enter into a quiet stillness where we can listen to God and to our lives.  There will be an optional creative activity to help you do this.
  • And for those who are wanting to know more about Northumbria Community and are considering journeying more closely with us, we have a ‘Community Introduction,’ from 20th-23rd September (Monday to Thursday), which will run in North American time (CDT). It will involve input from our three Community Overseers, as well as Companions in Community, based in North America/Canada.
  • An individually guided retreat – ‘Listening to the Heartbeat of God,’ 27th-30th September which offers the opportunity to receive daily, one-to-one spiritual accompaniment and personalised spiritual exercises.
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St Oswald’s Day Celebration – 5th August

As a dispersed network Community, it is not possible for us to gather together under one roof and, indeed, many of those who might usually make the journey to Heavenfield, Northumbria, UK, on August 5th, to remember St Oswald, are not able to do so this year. So instead, we are pleased to offer you some special treasures from our archives. These include:

  • some footage from a Celtic Saints’ Workshop, led by Andy and Anna Raine and the Fleeson family, at St Joseph’s Episcopal Church, Boynton Bay, Florida, in 2018, alongside pictures and video clips from Heavenfield, Northumberland, in 2019;
  • a link to Norma Charlton’s re-telling of the Oswald Story;
  • a special midday prayer filmed at the hermit’s cave, near Heavenfield;
  • a family-friendly version of the Oswald liturgy,
  • a couple of special reflections around some Oswald themes
  • Jim Bailey’s ‘Stand at the Crossroads’ song, first recorded for our Easter Workshop in 2019
  • a wonderful excerpt from the Easter Workshop 2019 which took place at our Mother House – Nether Springs – in which we received a surprise visit from Oswald himself…


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