Our retreats and events – online and at Nether Springs, our Mother House…
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The following retreats will be running ONLINE:
- October 8 – 10 (Friday-Sunday) – ‘Motivational Gifts’ with Andy Raine – What is it that motivates our personality, choices, and relationships with others? Growing in knowledge of ourselves goes hand-in-hand with growing in knowledge of God. This retreat offers a well-tested and well-received tool for understanding our ‘motivational gift,’ drawing from a book that Andy Raine has written (available HERE).
October 15 – 17 (Friday-Sunday) – ‘The Changing Clock’ with Carolyn Howard – In a time of changing seasons, there is always much to reflect upon. Using a beautiful, ‘changing clock’, creative activity, you will be invited to track the joys and challenges of the past year and to consider what God might be showing you – not just about the times we are now living in, but also about your own life.
- ‘Creative Saturday Morning ‘ – 23rd October 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, followed by lunch together.
- October 25-28 An individually guided retreat – ‘Being Who You Are’ which offers the opportunity to receive daily, one-to-one spiritual accompaniment and personalised spiritual exercises. Spiritual formation is co-operating with the inner work of transformation the Spirit of God is seeking to accomplish in you. The Spirit’s purpose is not to turn you into a different person, but to make you into the best ‘you’ that you can be.
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.
We intentionally keep our numbers small, so that retreatants can experience a more personalised welcome.
And at NETHER SPRINGS:
Our new-format, five-day retreats involve both inner pilgrimage – a journey of inner work, silence, study, peace and rest and an opportunity for the ‘Heart alone with God’ staying full-board in an ensuite room – and outer pilgrimage, a chance to engage with the Celtic heritage of Northumberland.
4th-8th October – Monday to Friday – reserve list only
11th-15th October – Monday to Friday – reserve list only
18th-22nd October – Monday to Friday – reserve list only
MORE DATES ARE AVAILABLE IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER (and there are currently a few spaces for w/b 8th November, 15th November and 13th December)
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Many thanks for continuing to support our work at this time.