Holy Island Retreats (non-residential)

Our time in this sacred place will include 7 retreats, spiritual reflection, time to be creative 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 6th to Friday 10th October 2025

Please book accommodation asap to avoid disappointment.

St Aidan's Sculpture by Kathleen Parbury

, The 7 retreat sessions will take place in St Cuthbert's Centre (and weather permitting, at various places on the island) on Monday evening at 8-9.30pm, then at 10am-12pm and 4-6pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, then 10am on Friday. There is an optional spiritual direction session available to you, if you wish. You'll need to sort out your own accommodation and meals - this gives you the freedom to stay where you feel comfortable. 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