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Advent Silent Retreat -Meeting Christ through Creativity

24–27 November 2020 (Tue–Fri)

This largely silent retreat offers an opportunity to reflect prayerfully on our journey to celebrate the Incarnation. During morning meditations on powerful and beautiful art, we will explore the ancient ‘O’ antiphons, used throughout the Christian world at Advent. Afternoon workshops will give us an opportunity to use simple art materials to express our own creative responses. You do not need to have any prior experience of making art to participate fully in this silent retreat.

God permeates through, leaving me refreshed and renewed, ready to face the world again.

— A recent guest
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Who's speaking?

Sophie Hacker

Sophie leads creative workshops for artists, Clergy, lay people and schools, with a particular emphasis on unlocking personal creativity. She specialises in making artworks for Churches, including stained glass windows, vestments and liturgical art. Sophie is a trustee of Art and Christianity, a Visiting Scholar at Sarum College, and Arts and Exhibitions Consultant at Winchester Cathedral.

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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 get a warm welcome from the Community, a beautiful home to stay in, delicious meals, a well resourced library, quiet spaces to relax in, 288 acres of our estate to explore, excellent teaching, vibrant worship and entertainment. 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.

Covid-19 arrangements

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Bedrooms

Fully refurbished in 2016, comfortable and welcoming

Rooms to meet and relax

Spaces around the house for you to unwind, chat, learn and worship

Our great outdoors

280 acres of Exmoor coast and beach, for walks, sport and even stargazing

Meals and special diets

Three meals a day, tea and coffee are included for all guests.

Teaching and worship

There'll be sung worship and talks you can join each morning if you like

Workshops and activities

The Community will offer prayers, walks and entertainment for you

Families and children

On family holiday weeks, they'll have a whale of a time too!

Pastoral support

We would love to listen to and pray with you during your stay

Prices and practicalities

The nitty-gritty - prices, discounts, directions, disability access and more

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