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The Holy Spirit in Family Life

25–31 July 2022 (Mon–Sun)

“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you will be my witnesses…to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8). All very well for the first disciples, but what does this mean for busy parents in the chaos and routine of 21st century family life? How can the gifts of the Spirit equip and sustain us in the ministry of parenting? What does it mean for the Holy Spirit to nurture and guide family life? These are some of the questions we hope to answer this week – or at least wrestle with together.

Who's speaking?

Helen Collins

Helen Collins is a Lecturer in Practical Theology at Trinity College, Bristol. She has written a book on using the Bible in Christian formation entitled Reordering Theological Reflection: Starting with Scripture (SCM) and has also published a booklet entitled Mary the Worshipping Mother: Reclaiming Mary’s Motherhood for Contemporary Mums (Grove). Her forthcoming publication is called Charismatic Christianity (Baker). Helen is married to Simon and they have three children.

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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 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 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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