Join me on retreat in October near Hadrian’s Wall in the company of the Northern Saints


Northern Lights is the title of the three-night retreat I am leading from Mon 26th to Thurs 29th October at Shepherd’s Dene retreat house, near Hexham.

Come and share Christ’s peace with Aidan or pray with Hild, walk with Cuthbert or craft with Caedmon, think things through with Bede or worship with Wilfrid. Hear the stories of our northern saints and follow in their footsteps with me as I remember that I began life as a Sunderland lad, before becoming a historian with a special interest in the Anglo-SAxon period, a cleric and a writer on prayer. There will be time together and time apart, time to talk and time to be quiet, all in the spectacular and historic countryside of Hadrian’s Wall.

The all-in cost is £245 and you can download a brochure with full booking details at

Don’t leave booking too long: 12 places have been taken already…