True Well-Being: A Journey Through the Living Streams of Christian Spirituality

27 Jul–2 Aug 2020 (Mon–Sun)

Summertime is an ideal season for stilling, resting, taking stock, reviewing our lives and refreshing ourselves. Both we and our friends long for well-being. But where are we searching for living streams of life? What might we find by plumbing the depths of Christian spirituality? During our week together, we will journey alongside some women and men of God who have discovered – through their ways of praying, living and loving – vibrant pathways into the presence of the divine life: and Jesus Christ as the source of all well-being.

Alongside Christians, spiritual seekers who wish to explore who God is as our lover, guide, healer and friend, are warmly welcome.

“A time to be renewed and to listen to God, such a blessing.” — A recent guest
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Who's speaking?

Donna Lazenby

The Revd Dr Donna Lazenby is an Anglican priest, writer, founding Director of St Mellitus College, South West and Tutor and Lecturer in Christian Spirituality and Apologetics at St Mellitus College. She completed the BA in Philosophy and Theology, MPhil in Philosophy of Religion and PhD in Theology at Cambridge University’s Divinity Faculty. Her doctoral thesis won a John Templeton Award for Theological Promise in 2011. In 2014 she published 'A Mystical Philosophy: Transcendence and Immanence in the Works of Virginia Woolf and Iris Murdoch' with Bloomsbury, and in 2017 'Divine Sparks: Everyday Encounters with God’s Incoming Kingdom' with SPCK. Between 2015-2017 she pioneered and led The Hayes Church, a fresh expression of Church and Church plant, in the Diocese of Southwark. Donna is married to Chris Thomson who is Consultant Pioneer Priest for the Diocese of Truro's Transforming Mission Project, a Coach for the London Centre for Church Planting and Church Growth, and founder of the evangelistic YouTube Channel 'God Stories Today'.

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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.


Fully refurbished in 2016, comfortable and welcoming

Rooms to meet and relax

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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