ORDINANDS FAMILY WEEK – Faithful? Foolish? Called.

8–12 April 2024 (Mon–Fri)

In a world obsessed with image, income, reputation, and opportunity it can be hard to hear the quiet whisper of Christ calling us onward, upward, and outward …… and yet Christ is one who calls. He calls unlikely people to extraordinary things, and as we give ourselves to the impossible in the midst of the ordinary we discover that his grace really is sufficient. Foolish, maybe, but always sufficient and utterly faithful.

Our teaching this week will explore what calling feels like in the real world. The ancient story of King Ahab and a series of prophets invites us to explore the deepest callings in our life. Who are you called to be, and what does this mean you need to do?

Please note that this event is for Ordinands and Ministers in Training (of all denominations) only, and their family if appropriate. It is at a special price and therefore no further bursaries or discounts are available for adults (over 18), although normal discounts for children do apply.

Who's speaking?

Bishop Mark Tanner

Mark Tanner is currently the Bishop of Chester. He has served across the North of England, on the Wirral, around Yorkshire and in the North East. In former roles he has been a vicar, run a theological college and fulfilled various forms of chaplaincy - including school and army. He has written various books and documents including ‘The Introvert Charismatic’, ‘Faithful? Foolish? Called’, 'How to develop vision in the local church', and the ‘Stones and Firelight’ series. He serves as the Chair of the Church of England’s Ministry Council and is a member of the Archbishops’ Council and the House of Bishops.

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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 receive a warm welcome from our international Community, a beautiful and spacious home to stay in, delicious meals prepared and served for you, a well resourced library, quiet spaces to relax in, lawn games to play, 288 acres of our estate to explore, the wild north Devon coastline and the South West coastal path (literally on our doorstep), and our own beach.

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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