Who you can become when life doesn’t go as planned

4–8 March 2024 (Mon–Fri)

When life takes one too many unexpected turns, do you find yourself saying, “I don’t know who I am anymore” or wonder if you’ll ever have a sense of purpose again? If so, you’re not alone. But what if losing an identity is an opportunity to discover who you really are? What if the adversity you face could release your greatest gifts into the world? What if life going wrong could be the making of you? Through story, scripture and reflective exercises, this retreat will help you discover who you can become when life doesn’t go as planned.

Who's speaking?

Sheridan Voysey

Sheridan Voysey is an author, speaker, broadcaster, and founder of He is a regular presenter of Pause for Thought on BBC Radio 2’s Zoe Ball Breakfast Show, and the author of several books, including The Making of Us: Who We Can Become When Life Doesn’t Go as Planned from which this retreat will draw. Sheridan has also featured in numerous TV, radio and print outlets worldwide, including BBC News, the ABC, and The Times.

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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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