“Seeing Afresh” a week of contemplative photography

4–8 May 2020 (Mon–Fri)

Take time out to see the world in fresh ways, let God reveal the richness and beauty that we normally keep hidden from view. This week is not about emphasizing the subject or mastering the technical aspects of photography, instead, you will be guided to undertake an approach that enables you to see clearly, and develop images from this point of view.


“My third time here – it gets better and and better every time.” Val
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Who's speaking?

James Doney

James Doney, a South West based photographer, enjoys encouraging others to be more than push button robots of automatic cameras. Known for both his stunning water and landscape images, James tries to capture the world in the way the creator intended it to be seen.  

Jane Willis

Jane Willis is Rector of Hurstpierpoint, just beneath the South Downs in Sussex, and on her days off can usually be found venturing out with her camera – it has become a wonderfully refreshing creative and spiritual practice. She is married to Gerry and has three daughters and four grandchildren.

Rob Kitchen

Rob Kitchen, lives a whole 20 mins drive from Lee Abbey and is always spotted roaming around the stunning landscapes of Exmoor and North Devon enjoying the joy of peace that comes from being in the moment of God's cathedral. Rob, a former Director of Lee Abbey, is married to Cathy and together they have three children, 2 mad Goldendoodles and very old whippet cross.

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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.


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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

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