A compelling, passionate witness to life lived in the Risen Christ, Paul a dedicated builder of Christian community and writer of Scripture, lived deeply from the ground of his deep faith. After his dramatic and life-changing conversion, he spent time in the desert – so we begin by following Paul into the desert during Lent and then seek to explore his challenging and profound experience of faith. This is a 4 week course and participants should attend all sessions if they are able to.
Thursdays 6.30-9pm March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
In the beautiful surroundings of Holy Island, we will spend time just ‘being’, reflecting and discerning, as we respond to the promptings of the Holy Spirit through Creation. Our time on the island will include a rhythm of prayer, retreats, relaxation and time in nature.
Dates: Monday 2nd to Friday 6th August 2021
Our time on the island will include a rhythm of prayer, spiritual reflection, time to be creative, relaxation and an exploration of Celtic Christianity. Retreat sessions will 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 very small island, seconds away from the main island where St Cuthbert used to go to have solitude. This island is a place of natural beauty and wildlife – we’ll take time out to simply ‘be’ in the gift of Creation.
Dates: Monday 15th to Friday 19th November 2021