St. Cuthbert's Way 
Retreat House 
Wooler, Northumberland
About St. Cuthbert's:

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St. Cuthbert’s was founded by Gill Brooks and David Noyce in 2017.  Having walked St. Cuthbert’s Way themselves, they wanted to offer pilgrims the chance to pause their journey before completing the final walk across the sands to Holy Island.
 
“Richard Rohr said: ‘…A pilgrim must be a child who can approach everything with an attitude of wonder, awe and faith…’” says David. “We invite pilgrims to come to rest here with us for a short while, to pause and consider where wonder, awe and faith are in their journey. Then, when they are ready, to complete that journey by walking the pilgrims’ way across the sands to Holy Island.”
 
Here you will find a large dedicated space in which to keep silence or to pray. There is a library of books and ebooks, creative space with a variety of art materials and many  musical instruments.  There is also a large contemplative garden with gravel paths and a stream.
  
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St. Cuthbert's is located in Wooler, an attractive stone built, small market town in the Northumberland National Park, on St.Cuthbert's Way and just 12 miles from the Holy Island causeway and the Northumbrian coast. Known as the gateway to the Cheviot Hills, the town of Wooler is ideal as a stopover for pilgrims.
“We also offer B&B accommodation to walkers and holiday makers,” says David “and this is all part of our ministry of hospitality.
  




"...A pilgrim must be a child who can approach everything with an attitude of wonder, awe and faith. Pray for wonder, awe, desire. Ask God to take away your sophistication and cynicism. Ask God to take away the restless, anxious heart of the tourist, which always needs to find the new, the more, the curious. Recognize yourself as a pilgrim, as one who has already been found by God..."

from: " “On Pilgrimage with Father Richard Rohr”
St. Cuthbert's Retreat House