Melodies of Discipleship and Worship

13–17 April 2020 (Mon–Fri)

How does what we do in church shape how we live the rest of our lives? What do the missional challenges of social justice, peacemaking and creation-care have to do with our prayer, singing, and understanding of the Bible? Using song, story-telling and biblical reflection, this week will explore how the melodies of our worship and discipleship can be woven into harmonies that both touch the heavens and change the earth.

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Who's speaking?

Craig Gardiner

Craig Gardiner grew up in the North of Ireland before becoming a Baptist minister in Wales where we lives with his Scottish wife and their two Welsh children. He teaches theology in the South Wales Baptist College and at Cardiff University. He is a member of the Iona Community, a lover of music and the recent author of ‘Melodies of a New Monasticism: Bonhoeffer’s Vision / Iona’s Witness.’

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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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