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
- 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
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.
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
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 Are – ONLINE
14 – 18 February (Monday to Friday) Inner/Outer Pilgrimage – NETHER SPRINGS
19 February – Creative Saturday morning – ONLINE
21 – 24 February (Monday to Thursday) Lent Led Retreat – ONLINE
21 – 25 February (Monday to Friday) Inner/Outer Pilgrimage – NETHER SPRINGS
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Please do keep checking here or our website for further information on our retreat plans for the second half of the year