Leadership Refresh

3–5 February 2020 (Mon–Wed)

Come away on a break that is specially designed for sole or senior church leaders. Escape from the pressures and responsibilities of leadership and find refreshment and space for personal time with God. There’s teaching, prayer and talking guided by an experienced church leader, and you’ll have time to relax and enjoy the house and 280 acres of beautiful countryside. A fantastic chance to reflect on and re-imagine your role, and receive blessing and encouragement in your ministry.

These breaks run from 4pm Monday until after lunch on Wednesday. You will be allocated a Bronze Room, most of which will be covered by the Lee Abbey bursary fund. Only 12 spaces are available, so please book early.

“I felt free to be me.” — A recent guest
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Who's speaking?

Howard Peskett

Howard Peskett studied Hebrew and Theology in Cambridge and Jerusalem. After ordination on Tyneside, he and his wife Roz worked for twenty years in Singapore, in discipleship training and theological education, and then for fifteen years at Trinity College, Bristol. Howard's lifelong passion, continued now in West Cornwall, is to encourage young people and adults to study and understand the Bible for themselves and thus to enjoy encounter with the living Lord.

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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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