Lent Silent Retreat: Loving Lent

1–5 March 2021 (Mon–Fri)

The season of Lent, which begins this year on the 17th February, is often considered to be a dour time of ‘going without’. However, much more importantly, it is a time for Christians to be renewed in love as we prepare to celebrate the central event – for us and for the world – of Jesus’ Passion and Resurrection. In this retreat we’ll be reflecting on God’s love which sets us free, and how we can be more fully open to that love in our own lives and in the world around us.

I love feeling so close to the Lord.

— A recent guest
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Who's speaking?

Brother Samuel

Brother Samuel has been an Anglican Franciscan friar for the past 42 years and is currently based at Hilfield Friary in Dorset, which has become a centre for a wise and peaceful care of creation.

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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.

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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 and coffee 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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