Coming up in January 2022

Our retreats and events – online and at Nether Springs, our Mother House…

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The following retreats will be running ONLINE:

  • 11 January‘Changing Clock’  – 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. Six week small group gathering – every Tuesday evening until 15th February SPACES AVAILABLE
  • January 14 – 16 (Friday to Sunday) – Space for the New Year – I hope for you in the New Year: That the single, most significant dimension of life is your relationship with God who never ceases to sing love songs to your soul … That you make choices and decisions that reflect your truest self … That you find adventure in each new day and marvel at the wonders of creation which constantly present themselves to you … That you take risks and accept the growth-full challenges that come to you…   Joyce Rupp (read full prayer here 

As we begin a new year, this is an opportunity to ‘come away’ and reflect on your intentions and hopes for the time ahead and to pray God’s blessings on it. There will be some guidance and resources offered, but mainly space within the rhythm of the day to connect with the Author of all our days. SPACES AVAILABLE

I struggle to express how much I take away from being able  to attend our Saturday mornings.  Today was wonderful.

Creative Saturday Morning Retreat – March, 2021
  • 22 January – Creative Saturday Morning 9am – 1.30pm This morning retreat offers space to pause from the activity of daily life and enter into a quiet stillness where we can listen to God and to our lives. Following the monastic rhythm of the day that we find at Nether Springs, we begin with Morning Prayer leading to a couple of hours for solitude with an optional creative focus, prayer and reflection in your own home. There will also be a suggested creative activity. Gathering back together for Midday Prayer, we end our time over a shared online lunch together, finishing at 1.30pm. SPACES AVAILABLE

The virtual prayer room became a special and sacred space. The presence of God was tangible and the faces of all the participants on my screen gave new meaning to Alone and Together. The Zoom sessions with my guide still enabled the depth of sharing which, for me, is such an essential part of an Individually Guided Retreat.

Individually Guided Retreat – June, 2021

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.


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.

Driving up, I asked myself WHY I felt the need to drive so far just to have a rest.  Surely, I could have found something closer to home.  But as soon as I got here, I remembered why I needed my time of retreat to be at Nether Springs, and it was worth every mile.’


There will be two Inner and Outer Pilgrimage Retreats running at Nether Springs:

10 – 14 January (Monday to Friday) SPACES AVAILABLE

17 – 21 January (Monday to Friday) SPACES AVAILABLE

‘Thank you for keeping a safe space.  I feel comfortable leaving here and collecting my mother from the hospital after surgery and spending the next week with her.’ 

‘Inner and Outer Pilgrimage Retreat’ at Nether Springs – July, 2021

Coming up in February 2022:

4 – 7 February (Friday to Monday ) Inner/Outer Pilgrimage NETHER SPRINGS

11 – 13 February (Friday to Sunday) Community Introduction (UK Time Zone)ONLINE

10th-14th February (Monday to Friday) – Inner/Outer Pilgrimage NETHER SPRINGS

14 – 17 February (Monday to Thursday) Individually Guided Retreat – Being Who You AreONLINE

14 – 18 February (Monday to Friday) Inner/Outer Pilgrimage NETHER SPRINGS

19 February Creative Saturday morningONLINE

21 – 24 February (Monday to Thursday) Lent Led RetreatONLINE

21 – 25 February (Monday to Friday) Inner/Outer Pilgrimage NETHER SPRINGS


Many thanks for continuing to support our work at this time.

Please do keep checking here or our website for further information on our retreat plans for the second half of the year

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