Creative Writing: Further Up Further In

1–5 April 2019 (Mon–Fri)

Whether you’ve written novels previously or only shopping lists, this week will give you fresh inspiration and confidence to explore. Then to enjoy sharing creativity with one another within the safe, supportive, stimulating environment of Lee Abbey. This is not a ‘how to’ course but a chance to grow as you play with words. Given that space, our creative God often goes beyond words to expand and deepen lives too.

“I got to climb cliffs, walk in forests, swim in the ocean and praise God in His awesome creation. Will definitely return.” — A recent guest
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Who's speaking?

Chris Leonard

Chris Leonard writes regular Bible reading notes and has had 21 books published. She has led hundreds of creative writing workshops and many writing holidays – 2019 will be her tenth at Lee Abbey. She enjoys facilitating people to achieve far more than they expect; to inspire and encourage rather than fostering competition.

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What to expect

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

You’ll get a warm welcome from the Community, a pleasant place to sleep, tasty meals, space inside and out to relax, teaching, worship and entertainment. For more about Lee Abbey’s ministry in general or 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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