Holy Island, Residential Retreats

Our time on the island includes a rhythm of prayer, retreats, spiritual reflection, time to be creative, relaxation and reflection on Celtic Christianity. Retreat sessions also include (weather permitting!) entering into the beautiful physical spaces of this island of St Aidan and St Cuthbert, which has been called ‘a thin place’, e.g. time on St Cuthbert’s Island – a small island very close to the main island where St Cuthbert used to go to have solitude. We will take time out to soak in and simply ‘be’ in this ancient place of beauty. These retreats always seem to be graced with insight, enjoyment and spiritual depth. Holy Island is a wonderful place to retreat to!


Monday 10th to Friday 14th June 2024

Monday 18th to Friday 22nd November 2024

St Aidan's Sculpture by Kathleen Parbury

The cost (on request) includes retreat sessions and an optional spiritual direction session. Retreatants need to sort out their own accommodation and meals. To express an interest in attending and for further information, please contact: Donna Worthington: Retreat Leader

Further information regarding accommodation on Holy Island can be found here >>>

St Cuthbert’s Island

Donna Worthington
Retreat Leader, Donna Worthington