An opportunity to take time at the beginning of Lent, which will help you to contemplate again how Christ's journey to the Cross and his Resurrection on the third day relates to your everyday life.

The day very likely will take place on Saturday, 7th March, in Wallington - London Borough of Sutton. More details forthcoming soon!



We live in a culture driven by constant activity and business. The thought of resting a whole day every week might even sound scary to us as we all are affected by the pressure to do , connect and achieve.

How can we learn to stop? What lies at the heart of God’s commandment and this ancient practice of holding weekly Sabbath? Is it more than taking a break? How can we weave a new rhythm into the current patterns of our lives?

A retreat that invites participants to explore the deeper meaning of entering into God’s Sabbath rest and how this spiritual discipline can radically change our life. 

​This retreat will be offered at  

Penhurst Retreat Centre  from 29. to 31. May 2020    and also at


This co-led weekend is an introductory retreat outlining the history, vocation and Novitiate process of the Northumbria Community. An essential retreat for all who want to explore their relationship with the Community.

What other's say


"I came away knowing that I have become aware of another way of listening to God (...) having learned something more about the way I tick and about discovering that there is so much more to learn both about myself and above all about God."

"Christine was a steady and insightful leader. She didn't cram us with teaching, but less is more. Her gentle, slow, approach facilitated a richness of God's blessing".

​"Thank you so much for your wise and gentle leading.... it's been gold-dust!"​

"Excellent content with good mix of scripture, wisdom from others, and personal experience... interwoven with group and personal reflection - and good amount of personal space"