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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Coming up in September 2021

Our retreats and events – online, at Nether Springs and elsewhere

The following retreats will be running ONLINE:

  • Blessed to be a Blessingfrom 10th-12th September (Friday to Sunday), led by Roy Searle, who explores how the God of blessing created us to be channels of blessing to people and places, in every place where we are…
  • Creative Saturday Morning – 18th September, 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 to our lives.  There will be an optional creative activity to help you do this.
  • And for those who are wanting to know more about Northumbria Community and are considering journeying more closely with us, we have a ‘Community Introduction,’ from 20th-23rd September (Monday to Thursday), which will run in North American time (CDT). It will involve input from our three Community Overseers, as well as Companions in Community, based in North America/Canada.
  • An individually guided retreat – ‘Listening to the Heartbeat of God,’ 27th-30th September which offers the opportunity to receive daily, one-to-one spiritual accompaniment and personalised spiritual exercises.
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A ‘heads up’ for July and August

Spaces still available in July for our Individually Guided retreat

Join our online Individually Guided Retreat – ‘Being Who you Are’

July 26 – 29 – Being Who You Are – Spiritual formation is co-operating with the inner work of transformation the Spirit of God is seeking to accomplish in you. The Spirit’s purpose is not to turn you into a different person, but to make you into the best ‘you’ that you can be. An opportunity to explore, with the support of your retreat guide such questions as: What helps you to be more the person you believe God has made you to be? What is squeezing you into a mould and hindering you from being who you really are? How well do the roles you play, and the responsibilities you carry, fit with the person you are? You may also, of course, choose to explore other themes with your retreat guide.

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.

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Spaces still available for our online June retreats

It’s not too late to join us in June…

We still have some spaces available for our online June retreats:

  • our ‘Red Tent’ women’s retreat, led by storyteller, creative artist and longtime Companion in Community, Pam Pott;
  • a fascinating (and challenging) insight into ‘Northumbrian Spirituality’, led by Roy Searle – a retreat that considers what Christian Celtic practices (that became embedded in the land, Saints and story of the ancient kingdom of Northumbria) may have to say to us today, irrespective of where we are;
  • an individually guided retreat – ‘Listening to the Heartbeat of God’ which offers the opportunity to receive daily, one-to-one spiritual accompaniment and personalised spiritual exercises.

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.

More detailed information and booking links can be found below.

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Coming up in May and June 2021

Our 2021 Programme

More information about our programme from January to June, including booking links and an option to download the current overview, can be accessed from our Retreats landing page by clicking on the button below.  As the programme evolves we will update both this page and the Northumbria Community website.

Until the re-opening of Nether Springs – we hope in the first week of July 2021 – all of our current programme will happen online.

Thank you for continuing to support our work during these uncertain times.

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