Deep Night Bright Morning

21–25 September 2020 (Mon–Fri)

Taking its title from Anita Cleverly’s new book, Charlie and Anita will cover compelling stories from the Bible and from life that take us from darkness and trouble into the bright comfort of the presence of God. This is a week for all who have experienced deep night at some time. We will discover and recover ancient and brilliant strategies such as finding a Rule of Life, Spiritual Direction and how to walk with God to experience peace and growth even in the storms.

A very refreshing and enjoyable weekend.

— A recent guest
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Who's speaking?

Charlie and Anita Cleverly

Charlie and Anita Cleverly lead St Aldate’s church in Oxford, with a vibrant staff team. Their vision is to be a ‘house of prayer for all nations at the heart of Oxford’. They have authored several books, including ‘Faithful Grandparents’, ‘Deep Night, Bright Morning’, ‘The Song of Songs' and ‘The Discipline of Intimacy’.

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Walk and Talk

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Human Sexuality

7–11 September 2020 (Mon–Fri)

Julie Forrest

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Navigating Transition

28 Sep–2 Oct 2020 (Mon–Fri)

Beverley Shepherd

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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

Prices and practicalities

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

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