‘Fire in the North’
‘Fire in the North’ is a retreat that seeks to revitalise our own spirituality. We’ll explore the central themes that characterise the early Celtic Christian movement through telling the narrative of its trail-blazers. We will also visit some of the atmospheric Celtic sites on the Scotland’s west coast.
Christian meditation will be guided by biblical texts, Celtic prayers and poems that often reconnects people with a lost spirituality for which they’ve longed. This is a sensory journey that draws on creation as a starting point for wonder and worship. The retreat helps to rediscover the natural ebb and flow of our lives that we may be better adjusted to serve coming from a place of rest and revelation.
‘Fire in the North’ retreats are run for individuals as well as for small groups. The programme is flexible according to the activity level of the group and can include a mountain meditation day for the more active, led by a qualified and insured mountain guide. Retreats are based in a comfortable hostel in Argyll set on the tranquil shores of Loch Awe and close to the sites that tell the story of how Christianity broke into the warrior society of the Picts.
Costs including full board on a self-catering basis in a high end cottage (except for budget option), sharing a bedroom, transport from the Central Belt, full programme including daily outings and return.
2 Days + 1 Night
Budget (car sharing & based in comfy hostel) - 12 person group = £90 per person (pp)
For 7 people based in cottage sharing a room = £118 pp
For 6 people based in cottage sharing a room = £133 pp
For 4 people based in cottage sharing a room = £187 pp
For 2 people sharing a cottage = £345 pp
Individual retreat cost £650 with own room in a cottage.
3 Days + 2 nights
Budget: (car sharing) - 12 person group = £160 pp
For 7 people based on sharing a room = £194 pp (or £160 with car share)
For 6 people based on 2 sharing a room = £220 pp
For 4 people based on 2 sharing a room = £305 pp
For 2 people sharing a room = £553 pp
Individual retreat cost £1,040 with own room in a cottage
4 Days + 3 Nights
Budget (car sharing) - 12 person group = £225 pp
For 7 people based on sharing a room = £270 pp
For 6 people based on 2 sharing a room = £305 pp
For 4 people based on 2 sharing a room = £422 pp
For 2 people sharing a cottage = £530 pp
NB. Cost reductions can be achieved by opting out of the provided transport if your group does some car sharing. Also different sized groups can be catered for. Just enquire for a price to meet your specific need.
‘Fire in the North’
- drawing fresh inspiration from Celtic Christianity
“Come Lord, come down, come in, come among us.
Come as the wind to move us;
Come as the light to prove us;
Come as the night to rest us;
Come as the storm to test us;
Come as the sun to warm us;
Come as the stillness to calm us.
Come Lord, come down, come in, come among us.”
Celtic Daily Prayer