20–24 May 2024 (Mon–Fri)

When tough times come, how do we respond? How do we hold out in hope for miracles? How do we persevere in prayer? Where is God in the midst of the mess? Through faith-raising real life stories and Bible-based teaching, this week will unpack how ordinary people can encounter God in extraordinary ways, even in the toughest of times. Together we will look at how we can lean in and listen to God’s voice, remove potential blockages to prayers being answered, wage warfare in the spiritual realm, and glorify God whatever the outcome.

Who's speaking?

Joanna Watson

Joanna Watson is an inspirational British Christian author and speaker, passionate about ordinary people encountering God in extraordinary ways. Her book, 'Light through the Cracks: How God Breaks In When Life Turns Tough', contains ten true modern-day miracle stories, starting with the dramatic car accident that could have left her dead or paralysed, during which she experienced God's incredible provision and protection. Her Biblical reflections and beautiful story-telling raise faith, build hope, and encourage people to seek and find God in their own tough times. She loves strong coffee, good books and long walks. You can connect with her at

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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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