The Call of the Wild, The Feel of the Holy

29 Apr–3 May 2024 (Mon–Fri)

Russ Parker and Michael Mitton have been leading pilgrimages in Ireland, the British Isles and Assisi for over twelve years. This week participants will be going on a pilgrimage using the landscape of the Lee Abbey Estate and Valley of Rocks as they visit the themes of shoreline, forest, waters and high places. There will be opportunities for pilgrims to receive God’s blessings in relation to these vibrant themes. There will be also teaching, silent reflection, conversation and encounter, all wonderfully rooted in a rhythm of worship.

Who's speaking?

Michael Mitton

Michael is an Anglican priest and Canon Emeritus of Derby Cathedral. He was formerly the Director of Anglican Renewal Ministries, and has worked for the Diocese of Derby overseeing Pioneer ministry and Fresh Expressions of Church. He is a founder member of the Community of Aidan and Hilda. He has written a number of nonfiction books including 'Restoring the Woven Cord', and more recently has authored several works of fiction including 'The Dorchadas Trilogy' and 'The Ocean and the Human Heart'. He is also a regular contributor to The Bible Reading Fellowship's New Daylight Bible notes.

Russ Parker

Rev Dr. Russ Parker was Director of the Acorn Christian Healing Foundation from 1995-2013.  He is now the Director of 2Restore which offers a range of resources to help churches resolve and heal their legacies of unhealed stories. He is the author of a number of books including “Healing Dreams”, “Forgiveness is Healing", “Healing Wounded History” and "Rediscovering the Ministry of Blessing". He has also penned two anthologies of prayer poems entitled Wild Spirit of the Living God and Pilgrim Wild Russ is married to Roz and lives near Farnham, Surrey.  He supports Liverpool Football Club, whether they are winning or losing!

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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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