S T C U T H B E R T ’ S H O U S E Hermitage of the Diocese of Nottingham
Usually published twice a year, the most recent is displayed on this page, with an archive of previous letters below.
Dear Friends and Family.
Easter greetings to everyone, and the warmth and life of God’s Spirit to you all. At last the weather has caught up with the liturgical ordo. Deo Gratias!
Admin first: just in case you haven’t been told yet, May 25th is GDPR Compliance Day. And aren’t we all rejoicing with gladness! On that day the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes enforceable which means that it is no longer acceptable to maintain a “default” data base of contact details. Over the years, many of you who are interested in the eremitical life have requested that I add your details to my mailing list for newsletters; others have been joined by default – via information requests, customer orders etc. From May 25th I am only permitted to contact those folk who have made a specific request to be included. As I do not have records of how each of you originally signed up, the only thing to do at this point is to start afresh. So, if you would like to be contacted occasionally with news of hermitage life, please use this link Contact request. Please make sure that the “from” line contains the email address you would like to be contacted on.
Having said all that, there are other changes afoot which might temper your response. Following on from my neuro difficulties in the autumn, I spent most of Lent in Sheffield Royal Hallamshire Hospital (Centre of Excellence for neuro stuff) undergoing investigative procedures. The culmination and highlight of my stay was an end-
Which brings me to the changes. With most of my family and many long-
I will still be a hermit. In fact, without the need to maintain so active a web presence as was previously necessary for reasons of livelihood, it is likely that I will be able to live more quietly within the city than I have ever managed in my rural retreat. I will continue hosting my website for now – I know it is a valued resource for people interested in eremitism – but updates, such as this, may be less frequent. As I am no longer bound by trade regulations (I am no longer trading!), I will not be putting my new postal address into the public domain. I am looking forward to living as a private citizen again.
Holding all this in mind, I am aware that for some of you, this might well be the last opportunity I have to thank you for your support over the last 17 years. I can still remember moving-
And for your prayers. Please be assured you will continue to be in mine.
Rachel (Hermit of the Diocese of Nottingham*)
*There is some uncertainty as to whether I will continue as a Hermit-
|Who was St Cuthbert?|
|About the hermitage|
|Reports & Photos|
|Rule of Life|
|How to be a Hermit|
|Solemn Profession Photo Gallery|
|Photos by Carlo Bevilacqua|
|Photos by Fabio|
|SCH through the seasons|
|The Seven Joys of Hermitage 1|
|Ponderings into Solitude 1|
|Easter Garden 1|
|On being poorly 1|
|The Seven Joys of Hermitage 2|
|The Seven Joys of Hermitage 3|
|The Seven Joys of Hermitage 4|
|The Seven Joys of Hermitage 5|
|The Seven Joys of Hermitage 6|
|The Seven Joys of Hermitage 7|
|Ponderings into Solitude 2|
|Ponderings into Solitude 3|
|Ponderings into Solitude 4|
|Ponderings into Solitude 5|
|Ponderings into Solitude 6|
|Easter Garden 2|
|Easter Garden 3|
|Easter Garden 4|
|Easter Garden 5|
|Easter Garden 6|
|Easter Garden 7|
|Easter Garden 8|
|On being poorly 2|
|On being poorly 3|
|On being poorly 4|
|On being poorly 5|
|On being poorly 6|
|On being poorly 7|