August 4th – 9th (Fri to Weds) – FAMILY WEEK WITH ST OSWALD
An opportunity for families to be together, sharing in the life and rhythm of Nether Springs. We’ll also explore the story of St. Oswald, ancient King of Northumbria and will go on a local pilgrimage on Saturday for Oswald’s Feast Day. You may also choose to use this home as a base for holiday exploration in Northumberland.
A *suggested donation is £80 per night per adult. This is based on full board in an ensuite room. Suggested donations for children per night – Ages 0-4 free; 5-7 £20; Ages 8 -11 £28; 12-16 £40. WAITING LIST ONLY
August 14th to 18th (Mon to Fri) – LED: Celtic Sites and Saints (ALL AGE)
A chance to journey with the Celtic Saints whose spirituality and witness not only served the renewal of the Church but shaped culture in their own day and beyond. The example of Aidan, Cuthbert, Oswald, Hild and many others has inspired the Northumbria Community and provided a foundation for our Way for Living. This retreat offers an opportunity for the example of their lives to shape our own, as well as pilgrimage(s) to local Celtic sites. Open to families and people of all ages.
A *suggested donation is £80 per night per adult. This is based on full board in an ensuite room. Suggested donations for children per night – Ages 0-4 free; 5-7 £20; Ages 8 -11 £28; 12-16 £40. SPACES AVAILABLE
August 21st – 25th (Mon to Fri) INDIVIDUALLY GUIDED: LISTENING TO THE HEARTBEAT OF GOD
In the Gospel of John, we find the Beloved Disciple at the Last Supper, leaning against Jesus, lying on his breast, reclining … presumably he was near enough to hear his heartbeat, if he chose to listen. This is a time to receive individual support and guidance as you to draw near to Christ as his Beloved One. You may also, of course, choose to explore other themes with your retreat guide.
This retreat is suitable for anyone who is interested in exploring God more deeply, on a personal level and includes three, one-to-one sessions with a retreat guide, alongside our monastic rhythms.
A *suggested donation is £90 per night for an individually guided retreat, which includes 3 one-to-one sessions. This is based on full board in an ensuite room. LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE
August 30th to Sept 3rd (Wed to Sun) – LED: Follow the Example: Aidan
Aidan travelled from the Isle of Iona to Northumberland at the request of King Oswald to bring the light of the Gospel to this land. He was known for speaking out courageously, wisely, and yet also graciously, living with simplicity and giving with extraordinary generosity to those in need. This led retreat will celebrate, through story, liturgy and a pilgrimage to Holy Island and Bamburgh, the example of St Aidan for missional living today.
A *suggested donation is £80 per night. This is based on full board in an ensuite room. SPACES AVAILABLE
About *suggested donations
As a registered charity, The Northumbria Community Trust does not ask for a set fee to cover the cost of a retreat. Instead, we invite donations to support the life and work of the wider Community as a whole.
Many retreatants welcome a suggestion as to what might be an appropriate donation. This is always a difficult question to answer. However, for your guidance, the suggested donation is indicated with the retreat information. We ask that you make as generous a donation as is possible without risking hardship. Through the work of the Community, the generosity of those who can afford more will benefit those who have less. As the weekly and monthly costs of running the Community are substantial, we would greatly value your integrity and generosity in this regard.