Bereaved Families Week   At the Beacon

1–5 April 2020 (Wed–Sun)

This week is specifically for those whose partner has died early in their life and their dependent children aged 8-18. Val and Mark, with the help of the Beacon Team, will lead the morning sessions which will involve reflections through art and using the grounds of the Lee Abbey Estate. There will be opportunities to do activities such as archery, zip wire, bush craft, indoor climbing, craft activities and more. All meals, and accommodation will be at the Beacon Centre in the company of other families who know what it’s like to have had a Mum or Dad die at a young age.

Discounted price £240 per adult and £120 per child under 17

“A very relaxing, restorative week.” — A recent guest
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Mark and Val Turner

Parent, teacher, vicar and college chaplain, Val and her artist husband Mark now run a small retreat house in Hereford. Val has walked alongside many bereaved families and spends a large portion of her time training head teachers and their staff in how to journey the tragic circumstances that many children and their families find themselves in as a consequence of bereavement.

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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.


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, coffee and cake 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

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