From stunning coastal views to fragile spring flowers, babbling brooks to crashing waves, God’s fingerprints are all over the Lee Abbey estate. Join us as we seek to draw near to God, exploring and engaging with the wonders of creation. We will spend time outside each day, responding individually and together by engaging in art, craft, song, photography, dance and poetry. Please bring suitable outdoor footwear (wellies recommended!) and clothing. Please also let us know when booking of any mobility issues you have as this will help us to make activities accessible for you.
Rachel Oates is happiest when spending time with God in creation and creativity and loves to help people connect with God through the wonder of his world. A past community member of Lee Abbey she knows and loves the Lee Abbey estate. With a background in engineering, Rachel has also been a lay church leader and is an enthusiastic amateur naturalist. She is a volunteer speaker for Hopeswood. Hopeswood is the new working name for the Woodlands House of Prayer, a Christian charity rooted in prayer, committed to helping those in need of rest and restoration find new strength and hope through reconnecting with God, each other and nature.