A Creative Journey Towards Christmas, with Tom Elliott and Margaret Warne

27 Nov–1 Dec 2023 (Mon–Fri)

As we journey towards Christmas join Tom and Margaret as they help us to creatively engage with the wonder of the journey towards Christmas. Through reflection on scripture, exploration through poetry, getting creative with craft, lots of joy, laughter and even a bit of magic thrown in, this week will help us journey towards the true reason for the season.

Who's speaking?

Margaret Warne

Margaret Warne was until recently the leader of the Lee Abbey Small Missional Community in Ford, Plymouth, a group of people committed to living, praying and growing in discipleship together as they seek to bring the love and light of Christ to the area of Ford. She was previously a member of the community at Lee Abbey Devon, where she served on both the Beacon and Pastoral teams. She is a Spiritual Director with a love of Ignatian Spirituality and is an experienced Retreat Leader.

Tom Elliott

Tom Elliott, is a new and dynamic comedian and magician who has attracted increasing attention. As a regular on the BBC and other outlets such as Premier, UCB & TBN. Tom’s squeaky clean comedy show is packed full of laughter, tricks and audience participation. Described by Miranda Hart as 'Such Fun', Tom's approach to comedy is suitable for the whole family and has given him opportunities in mainstream theatres, a TEDx conference & schools. More info can be found at

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What to expect

Wondering what it will be like to stay at Lee Abbey for a retreat or a holiday?

You will receive a warm welcome from our international Community, a beautiful and spacious home to stay in, delicious meals prepared and served for you, a well resourced library, quiet spaces to relax in, lawn games to play, 288 acres of our estate to explore, the wild north Devon coastline and the South West coastal path (literally on our doorstep), and our own beach.

For more information about Lee Abbey’s ministry or details on how to support us, see “About Lee Abbey”. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

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