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

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JOIN IN WITH THE NORTHUMBRIA COMMUNITY IN 2022

We are pleased to be releasing our overview of retreats across the Northumbria Community from January to June 2022.

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This has been the biggest, most joyful jigsaw puzzle of the last 18 months yet, because for the first time in many months, we have been able to begin incorporating ‘in person’ events, alongside our Nether Springs and online retreats.  And at the end of January, we will be trying out our first ever ‘hybrid’ event over the Community Group Leaders’ weekend, with some input from the Mother House that we are aiming to ‘live-stream’ for those not able to take part at Nether Springs, in a simultaneous online retreat, hosted by our online Welcome and Hospitality team.  Who could have predicted that such a thing could have been possible two years’ ago? 

If you are a Companion or Novice in Community and on our database, you can expect to hear more from us by email, as new opportunities and ‘in person’ events unfold in 2022. There is a more detailed overview of our ‘joining in’ opportunities in our December edition of ‘Encompass’,

You can download a PDF version of the overview, which contains links to the booking forms, below, or click on the button to go to our main retreats landing page.



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

Coming up in December 2021

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

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The following retreats will be running ONLINE:

  • December 6 – 9 (Monday to Thursday) – ‘Advent Retreat‘ – As we enter the busy seasons of Advent and Christmas, this retreat offers the opportunity to prepare for the weeks ahead, to separate the trivial from the significant, and to consider again the meaning, relevance and wonder of the Annunciation and the Incarnation of Christ. Through conversation and reflection, we’ll prepare to welcome Christ into our hearts and lives. This retreat will include an introduction on the first evening, daily input and the opportunity to join in with the monastic rhythms of the day. This retreat will be led by Carolyn and Lee Howard. LAST FEW SPACES STILL AVAILABLE
  • December 11 – Creative Saturday Morning 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 our lives. There will be an optional creative activity to help you do this, followed by lunch together. SPACES AVAILABLE
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Coming up in November 2021

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

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The following retreats will be running ONLINE:

  • November 5 – 7 (Friday-Sunday) – ‘The Way of the Desert’ with Diane King – In the uncertainty of today’s world, with the myriad voices calling us to go this way or that, we will explore the history and traditions of the desert fathers and mothers, and what their wisdom has to offer us as we seek to be followers of Christ in a frenetic world. This retreat will include an introduction on the first evening, daily input and the opportunity to join in with the monastic rhythms of the day.
  • November 15 – 18 (Monday – Thursday) – Community Introduction. This retreat will enable you to learn more about who we are as Community. We are aware that many people may have ‘found’ us during this season – through our daily prayers, leadership reflections, prayer network or Monastic Living blog – and are wanting to explore further what it would mean to journey with us. Priority will be given to those who have already expressed an interest in postulancy or the novitiate but there are likely to be other spaces available.
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Coming up in October 2021

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. 

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