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REAL AND COLOURFUL, FRUITFUL AND WHOLE: ENCOUNTERING GOD IN THE SEASON OF AUTUMN

14–18 October 2024 (Mon–Fri)

Through a mix of guided reflections, teaching and contemplative practice, we’ll explore together how one of the most soulfully evocative of all the seasons can help us to encounter the Creator afresh, within its ‘hidden wholeness’ – in the leaf-fall and the fruitfulness, the dark and the light, the letting go and the gathering up. It’ll be a time to savour the spirituality both of hunkering down and getting outside to savour the colours and textures of Creation! And as we do so, an opportunity to reflect on, and embrace, the season we’re in personally. Come not just to welcome autumn, then, but to be part of its gorgeous wholeness!

Who's speaking?

Brian Draper

Brian is a writer, author, speaker and broadcaster, and has been a regular presenter of BBC Radio 4’s 'Thought for the Day' for many years. He is an experienced retreat guide, and leads seasonal walking retreats in Hampshire, from where he recently featured on Clare Balding’s ‘Ramblings’ programme on Radio 4. His books include 'Soulfulness: Deepening the Mindful Life', 'Less is More: Spirituality for Busy Live's and 'Labyrinth: Illuminating the Inner Path'. Most recently he has co-authored 'Soulful Nature: A Spiritual Field Guide' with the botanist Howard Greene. His Advent and Lent e-mail series have become much-loved with participants around the world. Elsewhere, he regularly writes for U2’s official website and for many years has worked with organisations to cultivate spiritual intelligence among leaders, especially using labyrinths.

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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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