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 might  be offered at  

Penhurst Retreat Centre  from 29. to 31. May 2020    but I will keep the site updated whether this can go ahead. 

I want to encourage you to keep a Sabbath practice in these uncertain times. It can help us to remember that God is our refuge. The Jews kept reminding each other when it was Sabbath day even in the concentration camps. 


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"