ST OSWALD’S DAY 2022

5th August 2022

Each year, on St Oswald’s Day, those of us who can, make a pilgrimage to Heavenfield, Northumberland. It is in the good ground of Heavenfield that Oswald planted a wooden cross as a waymark. Oswald had returned to Northumbria, the land of his heritage, to reclaim the throne and crown by battle. His wish was to put an end to the years of fighting and division so that his people might live. On the eve of the battle, Oswald and his companions knelt together at the the turn of the road, at the foot of the cross, and prayed. The battle that followed was decisive, Oswald was victorious, and Northumbria was united under his Kingship.

THIS YEAR, AS LAST YEAR, YOU CAN JOIN IN LOCALLY, OR AS PART OF THE DISPERSED NETWORK, either by taking part in a physical pilgrimage to Heavenfield, or by gathering round a livestream/ materials from the archives. Find out more by clicking on the button below.

JOIN IN WITH ST BRENDAN’S DAY – 16th May

Happy St Brendan’s Day. This year we are pleased to offer you some special treasures – old and new – from our archives. These include:

  • some questions to help you reflect on, and go deeper with, the Brendan liturgy
  • a couple of short films from Lynda Owen-Hussey to introduce two special Brendan places from County Kerry, Ireland.
  • a special recording of ‘The Story of Brendan the Fisherman’, written by Clare and Ant Grimley and read by their daughter, Katie.
  • a short film of the Overseers building a coracle , as part of a retreat with the Bethany Community, Leicestershire, in September 2021
  • a creative reflection on ‘Beyond these Shores’ by Iona

Click on the link below to find the resources:

OUR UPDATED NETHER SPRINGS PROGRAMME TO DECEMBER 2022

We are delighted to be releasing an update to the Nether Springs programme to December 2022

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You can now book retreats at Nether Springs until the end of 2022, as we have just released our programme from July to December 2022.

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A CALL TO PRAYER – DAY SEVEN

Prayers for peace in us

We continue to pray together this Community Liturgy – ‘I am for peace’ (page 1066 in Celtic Daily Prayer Book Two) – every day over seven days (and beyond).  In doing so, as we light these daily candles, we pray for, and with, our brothers and sisters in Ukraine, Russia, Poland, other neighbouring countries and all affected by the consequences of this war.

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A CALL TO PRAYER – DAY SIX

Prayers for bringers of conciliation between enemies or those estranged, and separated

We continue to pray together this Community Liturgy – ‘I am for peace’ (page 1066 in Celtic Daily Prayer Book Two) – every day over seven days (and beyond).  In doing so, as we light these daily candles, we pray for, and with, our brothers and sisters in Ukraine, Russia, Poland, other neighbouring countries and all affected by the consequences of this war.

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