Living with life-changing loss following bereavement   At the Beacon

4–8 November 2019 (Mon–Fri)

Grief can be overwhelming, particularly if we have lost a partner or child, or if our loved one’s passing was sudden or traumatic. The aim of this supported retreat is to better equip us to cope with our life-changing loss. We will explore the reality of grief as well as the hope Jesus offers as we consider practical and creative ways to live with our loss and journey onwards through life.

This conference is held at The Beacon Centre.

“I found a resting place for my soul …” — A recent guest
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Who's speaking?

Abi May

Abi May is an experienced retreat leader, author and educator, as well as a bereaved mother, who runs supportive events around the UK. Her ‘Living with Loss’ project is a member of the National Bereavement Alliance. Her husband John has been active in Christian service for four decades. You can read her blog 'A Valley Journal' here. 

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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.


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Our great outdoors

280 acres of Exmoor coast and beach, for walks, sport and even stargazing

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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

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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!

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We would love to listen to and pray with you during your stay

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