The Community looks forward to welcoming you. Browse and book online below for a personal retreat, study and reflection, a creative, walking or themed break, or a family holiday. The teaching, worship and activities don’t cost extra, so take part in as much or as little as you like.

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June 2019

Estate Working Party

17–21 June 2019 (Mon–Fri)

Lee Abbey Estate Team

If you’re fit and able, we’d love you to join our team doing practical tasks on our stunning estate this week. As a bonus you get a...

£204 to £264 per person
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The Spirit-filled supernatural life

17–21 June 2019 (Mon–Fri)

John and Anne Coles

This week will refresh and enrich your relationship with our Father God. He invites us into the same Holy Spirit-filled relationship and supernatural lifestyle that our Lord Jesus...

£268 to £328 per person
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Renew, Refresh, Resource

21–23 June 2019 (Fri–Sun)

Lee Abbey Team

These Renew, Refresh, Resource weekends are designed for individual Christians, small groups and churches to strengthen their relationship with each other, to deepen their relationship...

£140 to £170 per person
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Growing in Resilience

24–28 June 2019 (Mon–Fri)

Beverley Shepherd

We all face pressures. Some are the result of change or loss, others result from the demands placed upon us. We also have an enemy whose job...

£268 to £328 per person
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New Wine Rural Ministry conference

24–28 June 2019 (Mon–Fri)

Yann Dubreuil

An opportunity for rural church leaders to inspire, encourage and challenge each other in applying New Wine values to our rural contexts. Join us for five days of...

£268 to £328 per person
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Renew, Refresh, Resource

28–30 June 2019 (Fri–Sun)

Lee Abbey Team

These Renew, Refresh, Resource weekends are designed for individual Christians, small groups and churches to strengthen their relationship with each other, to deepen their relationship...

£140 to £170 per person
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July 2019

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House Fully Booked

1–5 July 2019 (Mon–Fri)

Private booking

Renew, Refresh, Resource

5–7 July 2019 (Fri–Sun)

Lee Abbey Team

These Renew, Refresh, Resource weekends are designed for individual Christians, small groups and churches to strengthen their relationship with each other, to deepen their relationship...

£140 to £170 per person
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The seven ‘I am’ sayings – A poetic journey into the mystery and beauty of John’s Gospel

8–12 July 2019 (Mon–Fri)

Malcolm Guite

During the course of this week we will explore the seven great ‘I AM’ sayings in John’s Gospel, in which we encounter Jesus as Bread, Light, the...

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Renew, Refresh, Resource

12–14 July 2019 (Fri–Sun)

Lee Abbey Team

These Renew, Refresh, Resource weekends are designed for individual Christians, small groups and churches to strengthen their relationship with each other, to deepen their relationship...

£140 to £170 per person
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Walk and Talk – Coasts and Combes

15–21 July 2019 (Mon–Sun)

James and Inger Denniston, Simon Farrar

Looking for a longer walking house-party at Lee Abbey? This is for you! Come and join us in the height of summer in this glorious...

£402 to £492 per person
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Landscape painting: A sense of being

15–21 July 2019 (Mon–Sun)

Marco Cazzulini

This is an opportunity to spend quality time painting in the surroundings of Lee Abbey. Marco will be available to talk through your creative practice as well as...

£402 to £492 per person
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Summer Silent Retreat – `The joy of the Lord is our strength’

22–26 July 2019 (Mon–Fri)

Catherine Wright

Life brings demands great and small each day. During this retreat we will be using insights from scripture and wisdom from medieval spiritual writers to explore how we...

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26–27 July 2019 (Fri–Sat)

Wildfire

27 Jul–3 Aug 2019 (Sat–Sat)

Roger Jones

Roger and his team will be teaching and leading singers and instrumentalists in the musical called ‘Wildfire’. This tells the story of Stephen, the first of Jesus’ followers...

£485 to £590 per person
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August 2019

The greatest show

3–9 August 2019 (Sat–Fri)

Paul Woolley

The Bible tells the story of God and the world. It’s a drama that invites us to play our part. Come and explore what it means to...

£435 to £525 per person
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9–10 August 2019 (Fri–Sat)

Pilgrims in a new era

10–16 August 2019 (Sat–Fri)

Stuart & Sian Williams

All Christians are called to be pilgrims: to follow in Jesus’ footsteps and shine as distinctive lights in the world. Sian and Stuart Murray Williams...

£435 to £525 per person
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Pilgrims in a new era (Super Saver)   At the Beacon

10–16 August 2019 (Sat–Fri)

Stuart & Sian Williams

All Christians are called to be pilgrims: to follow in Jesus’ footsteps and shine as distinctive lights in the world. Sian and Stuart Murray Williams...

£326 per person
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16–17 August 2019 (Fri–Sat)

Journeying with Jesus

17–23 August 2019 (Sat–Fri)

Simon Guillebaud

This week will be a mixture of comfort and challenge as we explore how it looks to journey with Jesus, experiencing everything from boredom to excitement, from...

£435 to £525 per person
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Journeying with Jesus (Super Saver)   At the Beacon

17–23 August 2019 (Sat–Fri)

Simon Guillebaud

This week will be a mixture of comfort and challenge as we explore how it looks to journey with Jesus, experiencing everything from boredom to excitement, from...

£326 per person
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23–24 August 2019 (Fri–Sat)

Transformed by God

24–30 August 2019 (Sat–Fri)

Sean & Gaby Doherty

Whether you have been a Christian for a long or short time, this is for anyone who is hungry to keep growing in their faith and becoming...

£435 to £525 per person
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Bereaved Families Week   At the Beacon

24–30 August 2019 (Sat–Fri)

Mark and Val Turner

This week is specifically for those whose partner has died early in their life and their dependent children aged 8-18. Val and Mark, with the...

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30 Aug–6 Sep 2019 (Fri–Fri)

September 2019

Friends Weekend and Week – Encounter the Living God

6–13 September 2019 (Fri–Fri)

Paul and Liz Lynch

An encounter with Jesus can radically change your life. As we look at the Gospels, we find that people encountered Jesus in everyday situations; they...

£469 to £574 per person
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Renew, Refresh, Resource

13–15 September 2019 (Fri–Sun)

Lee Abbey Team

These Renew, Refresh, Resource weekends are designed for individual Christians, small groups and churches to strengthen their relationship with each other, to deepen their relationship...

£140 to £170 per person
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Colossians explored

16–20 September 2019 (Mon–Fri)

Elaine Storkey

Join us as Elaine takes us on a chronological journey through Colossians. She will be talking to us about the supremacy of Christ in Christian...

£268 to £328 per person
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Into the Light: Creative Expressions

16–20 September 2019 (Mon–Fri)

Sarah Prentice

Inspired by the changing light on the landscape and sea surrounding Lee Abbey, we will use ink and watercolour to paint and draw. There will...

£278 to £338 per person
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Leadership Refresh

17–19 September 2019 (Tue–Thu)

David Bracewell

Come away on a break that is specially designed for sole or senior church leaders. Escape from the pressures and responsibilities of leadership and find...

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Keep fit for marriage

20–22 September 2019 (Fri–Sun)

Prepare/Enrich team

Marriage is full of expected and unexpected change. It really helps to be in good shape to respond flexibly to new challenges. This is a...

£140 to £170 per person
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Renew, Refresh, Resource

20–22 September 2019 (Fri–Sun)

Lee Abbey Team

These Renew, Refresh, Resource weekends are designed for individual Christians, small groups and churches to strengthen their relationship with each other, to deepen their relationship...

£140 to £170 per person
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Faith and the Future of the Countryside

23–27 September 2019 (Mon–Fri)

Bishop Alan Smith

This conference will explore the rapidly changing face of the countryside in England and the role that the Church can play in shaping it. Drawing...

£268 to £328 per person
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Renew, Refresh, Resource

27–29 September 2019 (Fri–Sun)

Lee Abbey Team

These Renew, Refresh, Resource weekends are designed for individual Christians, small groups and churches to strengthen their relationship with each other, to deepen their relationship...

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Walk & Talk: The Autumn Walks

30 Sep–4 Oct 2019 (Mon–Fri)

James and Inger Denniston

The last walking week of 2019. Come and enjoy the autumn delights of God’s creation in North Devon – a wonderful mixture of dramatic coastline,...

£268 to £328 per person
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Individually Guided Retreat

30 Sep–4 Oct 2019 (Mon–Fri)

Rob Eastwood Dewing

Our team of experienced spiritual directors will accompany you on a silent, guided retreat involving a daily one-to-one session for up to an hour. Each...

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October 2019

Renew, Refresh, Resource

4–6 October 2019 (Fri–Sun)

Lee Abbey Team

These Renew, Refresh, Resource weekends are designed for individual Christians, small groups and churches to strengthen their relationship with each other, to deepen their relationship...

£140 to £170 per person
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Dads and Lads   At the Beacon

4–6 October 2019 (Fri–Sun)

Beacon Team

Always a popular event, this weekend is a chance for Dads and Lads to spend quality time here in this stunning environment as you build...

£120 per person
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Open Doors: Serving persecuted Christians worldwide

7–11 October 2019 (Mon–Fri)

Open Doors

Do you want to be encouraged, challenged and inspired by how God is growing and equipping His global church? Join us for a week of...

£268 to £328 per person
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Tapestry of Life

7–11 October 2019 (Mon–Fri)

Gretel White, Vittoria Hancock

This retreat combines reflections and bible studies with the opportunity to spend time unwinding with handicrafts. The retreat is aimed at anyone interested in tapestry,...

£268 to £328 per person
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Renew, Refresh, Resource

11–13 October 2019 (Fri–Sun)

Lee Abbey Team

These Renew, Refresh, Resource weekends are designed for individual Christians, small groups and churches to strengthen their relationship with each other, to deepen their relationship...

£140 to £170 per person
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Local Churches Evening

13 October 2019 (Sun), 5.45pm

Local Churches Evenings are an opportunity for those living locally to join us for an evening of worship, teaching and ministry. They run three times...

Local Churches Evening

13 October 2019 (Sun), 5.45pm arrival for 6.30pm start

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Philippians

14–18 October 2019 (Mon–Fri)

Bible Society

Join Bible Society’s team as they open up the book of Philippians! The apostle Paul planted this church on his second missionary journey. It’s 10...

£268 to £328 per person
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God, the Big Bang and Biology

14–18 October 2019 (Mon–Fri)

Graham Swinerd, John Bryant

Can real scientists have a religious faith? Are science and faith compatible? Our two speakers, with very different but complementary areas of expertise, will argue...

£268 to £328 per person
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Renew, Refresh, Resource

18–20 October 2019 (Fri–Sun)

Lee Abbey Team

These Renew, Refresh, Resource weekends are designed for individual Christians, small groups and churches to strengthen their relationship with each other, to deepen their relationship...

£140 to £170 per person
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Half Term: Re-earthed and Reconnected…

21–25 October 2019 (Mon–Fri)

A Rocha UK

We live in a world of incredible changes. In a time when the younger generations are surrounded by and immersed in technology, there is a...

£275 to £335 per person
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Renew, Refresh, Resource

25–27 October 2019 (Fri–Sun)

Lee Abbey Team

These Renew, Refresh, Resource weekends are designed for individual Christians, small groups and churches to strengthen their relationship with each other, to deepen their relationship...

£140 to £170 per person
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Christ Interpreted

28 Oct–1 Nov 2019 (Mon–Fri)

Ann Persson

“The Gospellers’ Christ; the Artists’ Christ; the Musicians’ Christ; the Poets’ Christ and the Iconographers’ Christ. An all round look at Jesus through these different...

£268 to £328 per person
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Enneagram 2: God Shaped People

28 Oct–1 Nov 2019 (Mon–Fri)

Becky Widdows

For those that have completed the elementary Enneagram course you are invited to continue your journey and explore the Enneagram system within the Christian tradition,...

£300 to £360 per person
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Estate Working Party

28 Oct–1 Nov 2019 (Mon–Fri)

Lee Abbey Estate Team

If you’re fit and able, we’d love you to join our team doing practical tasks on our stunning estate this week. As a bonus you...

£204 to £264 per person
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November 2019

Renew, Refresh, Resource

1–3 November 2019 (Fri–Sun)

Lee Abbey Team

These Renew, Refresh, Resource weekends are designed for individual Christians, small groups and churches to strengthen their relationship with each other, to deepen their relationship...

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Getting to grips with the Old Testament

4–8 November 2019 (Mon–Fri)

Paul Langham

Don’t know your Habbakuk from your Starbucks? Find splitting the atom easier than explaining the Divided Kingdom? Secretly worry the God of the Old Testament...

£199 to £259 per person
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Lost Property – Belongings and Belonging

4–8 November 2019 (Mon–Fri)

Jane Lees

“This week is an opportunity to bring an object, or the memory of a lost object from home, and share the story of it in...

£199 to £259 per person
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Living with life-changing loss following bereavement   At the Beacon

4–8 November 2019 (Mon–Fri)

Abi May

Grief can be overwhelming, particularly if we have lost a partner or child, or if our loved one’s passing was sudden or traumatic. The aim...

£225 per person
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Renew, Refresh, Resource

8–10 November 2019 (Fri–Sun)

Lee Abbey Team

These Renew, Refresh, Resource weekends are designed for individual Christians, small groups and churches to strengthen their relationship with each other, to deepen their relationship...

£120 to £150 per person
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Christmas Crafts

11–15 November 2019 (Mon–Fri)

Lee Abbey Team

Christmas is a time for giving, so come and join us to explore your creative-side making cards, wreaths and small gifts to bless others. We...

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Celebrating the Biblical Feasts

11–15 November 2019 (Mon–Fri)

Ann Pangbourne

The Biblical Feasts were part of a rhythm of life for God’s people, and they were part of the life which Jesus and his disciples...

£199 to £259 per person
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Missional Churches Meet Up   At the Beacon

11–15 November 2019 (Mon–Fri)

Lee Abbey Team

An opportunity for those engaged in leading Missional Communities from different streams to meet up, learn, pray, retreat, wrestle with our questions, have fun and...

Leadership Refresh

12–14 November 2019 (Tue–Thu)

Come away on a break that is specially designed for sole or senior church leaders. Escape from the pressures and responsibilities of leadership and find...

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Renew, Refresh, Resource

15–17 November 2019 (Fri–Sun)

Lee Abbey Team

These Renew, Refresh, Resource weekends are designed for individual Christians, small groups and churches to strengthen their relationship with each other, to deepen their relationship...

£120 to £150 per person
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Christmas Crafts Weekend   At the Beacon

15–17 November 2019 (Fri–Sun)

Lee Abbey Team

Like the sound of the Christmas Crafts week, but not able to attend?  Come to the Beacon!  We’ll light the fire and provide comfy sofas...

£110 per person
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Discipleship Through Community

18–22 November 2019 (Mon–Fri)

Lee Abbey Team

God as a Trinity is a community. He invites us to join His community and work together as the Body of Christ. Come and hear...

£199 to £259 per person
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Book of Blessing

18–22 November 2019 (Mon–Fri)

Val Turner

Anyone can work with God to bless others.  It comes out of kindness and opens us up to the work of the Holy Spirit. Blessing...

£220 to £280 per person
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Renew, Refresh, Resource

22–24 November 2019 (Fri–Sun)

Lee Abbey Team

These Renew, Refresh, Resource weekends are designed for individual Christians, small groups and churches to strengthen their relationship with each other, to deepen their relationship...

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Advent Silent Retreat

25–29 November 2019 (Mon–Fri)

Bishop Ruth Worsley

Join Ruth as we beging this ancient season of preparation and vigil in the Christian calendar. This retreat is suitable for both the experienced and adventurous...

£255 to £315 per person
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Renew, Refresh, Resource

29 Nov–1 Dec 2019 (Fri–Sun)

Lee Abbey Team

These Renew, Refresh, Resource weekends are designed for individual Christians, small groups and churches to strengthen their relationship with each other, to deepen their relationship...

£120 to £150 per person
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December 2019

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1–21 December 2019 (Sun–Sat)

Christmas

21–27 December 2019 (Sat–Fri)

Lee Abbey Team

Join us for this very special week of celebrations, festivities, and reflections together as we celebrate the coming of the Saviour.

£434 to £530 per person
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New Year

27 Dec 2019–2 Jan 2020 (Fri–Thu)

Lee Abbey Team

Come and celebrate with our Christian community on a holiday week with activities for all ages that will include worship, workshops and a big New...

£434 to £530 per person
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What to expect

Rooms, activities, facilities, prices ... what's it like to stay at Lee Abbey?

Church groups

Transformed by a church weekend away together

Tea Cottage

Open during summer, on the Lee Abbey estate

Day visitors

You're welcome to come for the day, subject to space

Self catering

Your home from home on the estate

Summer camps

Festivals on the field for 13-18 and 18-30 year olds, every summer

The Beacon Activity Centre for schools and groups

Residential weeks at the Beacon

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