The Community looks forward to welcoming you. Visit 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. What to expect …

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November 2017

Desire of Nations: The Magi, their Journey and the Child

20–24 November 2017 (Mon–Fri)

Andy Wheeler

In a world where the extraordinary significance of Christmas is increasingly being lost, this is an opportunity, as Advent approaches, to hear anew Matthew’s radical and disturbing message of astrologers, pilgrimage, worship and sacrificial mission. Through the Biblical text, story,...

£240 to £300 per person
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Winter Photography

20–24 November 2017 (Mon–Fri)

Rob Kitchen

Welcome to the winter wonderland of wondrous photography. Come and join Rob and the team to discover God’s amazing patterns and sights in the dramatic backdrop of coastal Exmoor. We will be investigating nature’s patterns and what they mean Biblically,...

£240 to £300 per person
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Renew, Refresh, Resource

24–26 November 2017 (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 with God and to learn how to be salt and light more effectively in their...

£120 to £150 per person
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Heralds of the Dawn

27 Nov–1 Dec 2017 (Mon–Fri)

Ruth Patterson

Based on her love of Scripture, Ruth invites us to stand on tiptoe with her on the cusp of Advent where we may rediscover our hope and hear once again, the invitation to be an Advent people, heralds of the...

£288 to £348 per person
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December 2017

Renew, Resouce, Refresh

1–3 December 2017 (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 with God and to learn how to be salt and light more effectively in their...

£120 to £150 per person
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House Closed

4–20 December 2017 (Mon–Wed)

Christmas

21–27 December 2017 (Thu–Wed)

Lee Abbey Team

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

£415 to £505 per person
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New Year at Lee Abbey

27 Dec 2017–2 Jan 2018 (Wed–Tue)

David Bracewell, Jonathan Veira

The promise that through His grace, God is with us throughout every day of every year, through every change and turmoil. ‘You are the God of endless love, and the Lord of every time and place. You are the hope...

£415 to £505 per person
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January 2018

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House Closed

3–19 January 2018 (Wed–Fri)

Renew, Refresh, Resource

19–21 January 2018 (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 with God and to learn how to be salt and light more effectively in their...

£120 to £150 per person
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January Retreat

22–26 January 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Anne Holland, Simon Holland

The days are short, the trees are bare, the ground is hard, but new life waits just below the surface. As we warm ourselves by the fireplace, what does God seek to warm and bring to life within us in...

£288 to £348 per person
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Renew, Refresh, Resource

26–28 January 2018 (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 with God and to learn how to be salt and light more effectively in their...

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The Journey towards maturity. The Joseph story!

29 Jan–2 Feb 2018 (Mon–Fri)

John Hughes

The story of Joseph in Genesis is such an inspiring story of God shaping His son for a significant purpose to bring healing, blessing to his family, his nation and the world. From it we can see God’s tough love...

£240 to £300 per person
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Knitting

29 Jan–2 Feb 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Inger Denniston

During these cold grey days, don’t work alone! Bring your knitting (or other handiwork) and enjoy creative fellowship around the fire at Lee Abbey. We won’t be teaching handiwork this week; however, if you are an experienced knitter, Inger will...

£240 to £300 per person
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February 2018

Renew, Refresh, Resource

2–4 February 2018 (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 with God and to learn how to be salt and light more effectively in their...

£120 to £150 per person
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Honouring Personhood in Healthcare.

5–9 February 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Ross Bryson

Can a clearer understanding of our God designed humanity enable us to more fully care for people? How can we care for others if we don’t also care for ourselves and live in a restorative way?  What are the challenges...

£240 to £300 per person
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Wrestling with Revelation

5–9 February 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Simon Howard

A unique opportunity to read and reflect on the apocalyptic visions of Revelation in three days! Using the commentaries of Richard Bewes and Tom Wright as our starting points we’ll seek to deepen our understanding of how these ‘ideas made...

£240 to £300 per person
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Leadership Refresh

6–8 February 2018 (Tue–Thu)

Experienced Church Leader

Come away on a break that is specially designed for church leaders. Escape from the pressures and responsibilities of leadership and find refreshment and space for personal time with God. There’s teaching, prayer and talking guided by an experienced church...

Renew, Refresh, Resource

9–11 February 2018 (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 with God and to learn how to be salt and light more effectively in their...

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Songs of Life

12–16 February 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Mark and Kate Hay

Using a range of characters from the Bible, such as Hannah, Miriam and Zechariah, we will explore what it means to sing songs of worship through different seasons and experiences of life. We’ll use the Bible to inspire us, and...

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

16–18 February 2018 (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 with God and to learn how to be salt and light more effectively in their...

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Individual Guided Retreat

19–23 February 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Michael Mitton

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 day there will be a communion service in the chapel with a short reflection led...

£320 to £380 per person
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Estate Working Party

19–23 February 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Lee Abbey Estate Team

Enjoy the great outdoors with our team doing practical tasks on our stunning estate this week. As a bonus you get a reduced rate and the afternoons and evenings for a satisfying rest. There will be tasks to suit most...

£196 to £256 per person
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Print and Pattern

19–23 February 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Sarah Prentice

Patterns and motifs abound here, from pebbles on the shoreline to the dramatic coastal scenery where Exmoor meets the sea. We will creatively explore hand-printing techniques, which will include printing from craft foam and polystyrene. Guided sessions with a demonstration...

£250 to £310 per person
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Renew, Refresh, Resource

23–25 February 2018 (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 with God and to learn how to be salt and light more effectively in their...

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Will the Real Jesus please stand up

26 Feb–2 Mar 2018 (Mon–Fri)

John Pritchard

We have so many different ideas about Jesus, who he really was and is today. This conference will explore the reality of Jesus then and now, and  face real questions about this compelling, fascinating figure. We’ll try to remove the...

£260 to £320 per person
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Living in the Psalms

26 Feb–2 Mar 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Steven & Penny Faux

This teaching will take us through the vivid landscape of the psalms; to draw us into a world of joy and praise, danger and abandonment and, finally, restoration and affirmation. These timeless songs are honest, and unflinchingly hold up a...

£260 to £320 per person
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Leadership Refresh

27 Feb–1 Mar 2018 (Tue–Thu)

Experienced Church Leader

Come away on a break that is specially designed for church leaders. Escape from the pressures and responsibilities of leadership and find refreshment and space for personal time with God. There’s teaching, prayer and talking guided by an experienced church...

March 2018

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Renew, Refresh, Resource

2–4 March 2018 (Fri–Sun)

Lee Abbey Team

Lee Abbey Movement Weekend for invited guests only

Friends Week

5–9 March 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Trevor Hubble

Within every Christian there is a burning desire for a fulfilling relationship with Jesus; through stumbling blocks and loss of direction, by the grace of God, the desire remains. We will reflect on how some individuals down the ages have...

£260 to £320 per person
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Friends Weekend

9–11 March 2018 (Fri–Sun)

£136 to £166 per person
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Band of Brothers   At the Beacon

9–11 March 2018 (Fri–Sun)

Beacon Team

A men’s retreat – escape into the adventure.  This is a weekend for men (over 18s) who either as individuals or groups want to discover more about God through the outdoors.  This weekend will offer opportunities to spend time with...

£136 per person
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Lent Retreat

12–16 March 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Ann Persson

Set time aside in the season of Lent to be alongside Jesus: listening to Him and watching Him, walking with Him, sitting at His feet, kneeling to pray with Him, eating at His table, being at home with Him and...

£288 to £348 per person
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Women’s weekend – Making peace between Mary and Martha

16–18 March 2018 (Fri–Sun)

Amy Boucher Pye

Learn to navigate the tension between spending time with God, and doing things for God. Come and be refreshed, inspired and challenged to sit at the feet of Jesus. To know again how much He loves you and wants to...

£136 to £166 per person
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Local Churches Evening

18 March 2018 (Sun), 5.45pm arrival for 6.30pm start

Roots that Renew

19–23 March 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Patrick Whitworth

Patrick will look at the theme of springtime in our spiritual lives. It will cover the following topics: The seasons of living; growth through darkness; digging the plot: sunshine and moisture; new potential and fruitfulness. It will be based in...

£260 to £320 per person
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Walk & Talk

19–23 March 2018 (Mon–Fri)

James and Inger Denniston

Come and experience the delights of God’s creation in this breath-taking part of North Devon – a wonderful mixture of dramatic coastline, wooded combes, remote moorland and river valleys. To begin the day, there will be half an hour of...

£260 to £320 per person
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Ordinands – The God who calls us is faithful

23–25 March 2018 (Fri–Sun)

John Perry

A welcome opportunity for Ordinands and their families, to relax and reflect together, on the issues facing clergy and the wider Church today. The fellowship, worship, and teaching sessions will offer valuable encouragement to all preparing for ordained ministry, coupled...

£117 to £147 per person
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House Closed

26–28 March 2018 (Mon–Wed)

Easter

28 Mar–3 Apr 2018 (Wed–Tue)

Lee Abbey Team

Celebrating Easter at Lee Abbey is an unforgettable event! With our unique combination of performing arts, outdoor environment, grand house, welcoming community and inspirational worship the Easter story comes alive as we travel through the journey together. A great family...

£415 to £505 per person
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April 2018

The Sound of Faith

3–8 April 2018 (Tue–Sun)

Simeon Wood

Music touches emotions as nothing else can. It is the one language that speaks to everyone regardless of class, colour or creed. Simeon will  show us how to uncover the Gospel message found in the many melodies that travel with...

£325 to £400 per person
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Encountering God in Creation

9–13 April 2018 (Mon–Fri)

John Bimson

Starting with a Biblical theology of creation, we will ask how humans should relate to the non-human world, if God’s attributes are ‘clearly perceived’ in His creation, and whether the natural world can take us closer to its (and our)...

£260 to £320 per person
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Seeing Salvation

9–13 April 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Paul Hobbs

How can art engage people deeply with the relevance of Christ? How can we use art to connect with where people are, ask challenging questions and draw people in through play, puzzle and parable? Paul Hobbs will talk from his...

£260 to £320 per person
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Renew, Refresh, Resource

13–15 April 2018 (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 with God and to learn how to be salt and light more effectively in their...

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Mustard seeds, diamonds and dancing feet.

16–20 April 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Barry Dugmore

Discipleship is today’s ‘watch’ word on most Christian leader’s lips. Teaching about discipleship can sometimes offer an un-realistic ideal for super spiritual beings or a ‘dumbed down’ dilution of the more challenging aspects of Jesus’ invitation and call to follow...

£260 to £320 per person
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Being and Becoming

16–20 April 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Sally Dakin

Come and enjoy being you, and discover more about your part in God’s purposes. You will be invited to explore these themes of identity and vocation in various different ways; above all, you will be encouraged to respond to God’s...

£260 to £320 per person
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Leadership Refresh

17–19 April 2018 (Tue–Thu)

Experienced Church Leader

Come away on a break that is specially designed for church leaders. Escape from the pressures and responsibilities of leadership and find refreshment and space for personal time with God. There’s teaching, prayer and talking guided by an experienced church...

Renew, Refresh, Resource

20–22 April 2018 (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 with God and to learn how to be salt and light more effectively in their...

£136 to £166 per person
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The Well of Encounter – meeting Jesus afresh in John 4

23–27 April 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Paul Langham

The truth we learn about Jesus in this beautiful chapter is far deeper than the well from which the woman he meets there draws; its taste and life-transforming power far sweeter and longer lasting than the water she believes she...

£260 to £320 per person
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Living a Reflective Life

23–27 April 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Anne Holland

Do you long to be able to make more time in your everyday life for prayer, and to experience space, stillness and silence with God? This is a dip your toe in the water week of experiencing the reflective life...

£260 to £320 per person
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At Home with Community

23–27 April 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Lee Abbey House Team

Spring-cleaning is in the air! A great opportunity to come and work alongside community as we clean the house after a busy Easter, ready for the summer season. In the afternoons you’ll have chance for rest and reflection, and an...

£196 to £256 per person
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Individual Guided Retreat

30 Apr–4 May 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Becky Widdows

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 day there will be a communion service in the chapel with a short reflection led...

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Open Doors

30 Apr–4 May 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Open Doors

The best way to make a difference to our brothers and sisters who face persecution is to let them make a difference to us.  Wang Mingdao proved that God existed – no one goes to jail for that long and...

£260 to £320 per person
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May 2018

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Divorce Recovery Workshop

4–7 May 2018 (Fri–Mon)

John Kemp

Module 1 Have you been through divorce or separation? Or has your relationship irretrievably broken down? This course of workshops will enable you to understand what you are going through, help the process of readjustment and provide support from others...

£214 to £259 per person
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Renew, Refresh, Resource

4–6 May 2018 (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 with God and to learn how to be salt and light more effectively in their...

£136 to £166 per person
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Mums and Daughters   At the Beacon

4–6 May 2018 (Fri–Sun)

Beacon Team

Take time away from the busyness of life to enjoy each other’s company and develop your relationship.  There will be opportunities to work together, enjoy the fresh air and feel alive!  Explore the outdoors, take part in some adventurous activities,...

£136 per person
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House Closed

7–11 May 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Renew, Refresh, Resource

11–13 May 2018 (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 with God and to learn how to be salt and light more effectively in their...

£136 to £166 per person
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Parent and Child Together   At the Beacon

11–13 May 2018 (Fri–Sun)

Beacon Team

A chance for you to get away together!  The Beacon team will provide the time and space for you to have lots of fun and to build those special memories together.  Dad & daughter, mum & son, all combinations welcome...

£136 per person
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Rediscovering Paul’s Letter to the Romans

14–18 May 2018 (Mon–Fri)

David Wenham

Romans is arguably the most influential letter the world has ever seen – really! The great theologian Karl Barth called it ‘the clearest gospel of all’, but for many readers it is anything but clear. In our time together we...

£260 to £320 per person
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Worship Leading in the Local Church

14–18 May 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Jon Pocock

How can we plan and lead sung worship so that it brings people into God’s presence, and fits into and complements our corporate worship services? How do we do that with the people and talents we have now? And how...

£260 to £320 per person
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Leadership Refresh

15–17 May 2018 (Tue–Thu)

Experienced Church Leader

Come away on a break that is specially designed for church leaders. Escape from the pressures and responsibilities of leadership and find refreshment and space for personal time with God. There’s teaching, prayer and talking guided by an experienced church...

Renew, Refresh, Resource

18–20 May 2018 (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 with God and to learn how to be salt and light more effectively in their...

£136 to £166 per person
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Walk and Talk

21–25 May 2018 (Mon–Fri)

James and Inger Denniston

Come and experience the delights of God’s creation in this breath taking part of North Devon – a wonderful mixture of dramatic coastline, wooded combes, remote moorland and river valleys. To begin the day, there will be half an hour of...

£260 to £320 per person
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Bringing wisdom to life

21–25 May 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Beverley Shepherd

Every day we are faced with multiple decisions and choices – even the smallest of which can have huge consequences. How are we to make those decisions? We need wisdom! True wisdom is relational. The Bible builds a picture of...

£260 to £320 per person
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Renew, Refresh, Resource

25–27 May 2018 (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 with God and to learn how to be salt and light more effectively in their...

£136 to £166 per person
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Half Term: Pixar Prodigals

28 May–1 Jun 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Lee Abbey Team

We love it when the whole family learns together. In this holiday week we’ll use Pixar films to explore how the Father loves us, our response to Him and how we can extend His love to our children. We’ll start...

£275 to £335 per person
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June 2018

Renew, Refresh, Resource,

1–3 June 2018 (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 with God and to learn how to be salt and light more effectively in their...

£136 to £166 per person
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The Healthy Heart

4–8 June 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Mark & Karen Bailey

In an increasingly overwhelming world, there is an ongoing wrestle over the state of our hearts. With all their experience of the complexities of life, it’s delights and it’s challenges, Mark and Karen will help us explore how we can own our...

£260 to £320 per person
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Landscape Painting: The Power of Place

4–8 June 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Marco Cazzulini

Being in, looking at and responding to the landscape through paint and pencil can be an act of engagement with God. During painting sessions in the surroundings of Lee Abbey Marco will be available to talk through your creative practice....

£260 to £320 per person
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Renew, Refresh, Resource

8–10 June 2018 (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 with God and to learn how to be salt and light more effectively in their...

£136 to £166 per person
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Soul Sisters   At the Beacon

8–10 June 2018 (Fri–Sun)

Beacon Team

A women’s retreat – calling all those in search of adventure!  This is a weekend for women (over 18s) who either as individuals or groups feel the need to take time out and re-engage with God.  Living life to the...

£136 per person
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Finding Hope…”In such a night as this…”

11–15 June 2018 (Mon–Fri)

David Rowe

We find ourselves in such dark and difficult times and are tempted to lose hope and perspective. However, in such times the Gospel call is to a life of trust and it is there that hope is rekindled and life...

£260 to £320 per person
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Life in all Its fullness

11–15 June 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Jonathan Hall

Each of the “I AM” sayings of Jesus, recorded in John’s Gospel, says something special about our relationship with Jesus, and his desire to love, nourish, protect, guide, heal and lead us into life in all it’s fullness. Using Biblical...

£260 to £320 per person
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Leadership Refresh

12–14 June 2018 (Tue–Thu)

Lee Abbey Team

Renew, Refresh, Resource

15–17 June 2018 (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 with God and to learn how to be salt and light more effectively in their...

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New Wine Rural Ministry Conference

18–22 June 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Yann Dubreuil

A real 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 spiritual, strategic, and physical refreshment which will include workshops covering –...

£260 to £320 per person
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Estate Working Party

18–22 June 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Lee Abbey Estate Team

Enjoy the great outdoors with our team doing practical tasks on our stunning estate this week. As a bonus you get a reduced rate and the afternoons and evenings for a satisfying rest. There will be tasks to suit most...

£196 to £256 per person
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Renew, Refresh, Resource

22–24 June 2018 (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 with God and to learn how to be salt and light more effectively in their...

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Making Jesus Known

25–29 June 2018 (Mon–Fri)

James Lawrence

Though many churches officially give approval of the ministry of evangelism, most struggle with making it a reality at the heart of the church, practising it as an add on activity. More and more people are not just de-churched but...

£260 to £320 per person
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Mid Faith Crisis

25–29 June 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Joe Davis & Nick Page

Are you going through a mid-faith crisis? Do you stand in church saying, ‘Is this it?’. Have new questions taken the place of old answers? Do you sense that there might be a bigger, more exciting faith out there? This...

£260 to £320 per person
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Renew, Refresh, Resource

29 Jun–1 Jul 2018 (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 with God and to learn how to be salt and light more effectively in their...

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July 2018

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Student Week

2–6 July 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Lee Abbey Team

It’s the end of a busy academic year! Time to come and be with other like minded young adults to rest, relax, refresh and  be fully you. Stay at a discounted rate in beautiful accommodation and surroundings with teaching that...

£99 to £159 per person
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Renew, Refresh, Resource

6–8 July 2018 (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 with God and to learn how to be salt and light more effectively in their...

£136 to £166 per person
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Enneagream 1

6–8 July 2018 (Fri–Sun)

Becky Widdows

Enneagram (Greek for ‘9 points’) describes nine personality types and is a powerful tool for spiritual growth though understanding ourselves and others. Join Becky Widdows and Catherine Park to explore the Enneagram in the Christian tradition. This course will have...

£150 to £180 per person
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Walk and Talk: Coastal Challenge

9–15 July 2018 (Mon–Sun)

James and Inger Denniston

Come and join us as, six years on from our first Coastal Challenge, we celebrate the glories of God’s creation with five days walking along one of the most stunning stretches of the whole South-Western coastpath – heading westwards from...

£445 to £535 per person
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Contemplation and Photography

9–15 July 2018 (Mon–Sun)

Jane Willis, Rob Kitchen

A week of moving beyond posting, tweeting and instant messaging Rob, Jane and the team invite you to slow down, to savour and to view God’s amazing creation with fresh eyes and new perspectives. Suitable for all levels of technical...

£390 to £480 per person
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Summer retreat : Seasoned by seasons

16–20 July 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Michael Mitton

As we journey through life, we experience seasons of the soul that correspond to the seasons in nature. We know autumns of loss, winters of dark nights, springs of new discoveries, and summers of flourishing. Each season has its gifts. ...

£288 to £348 per person
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THE NATURE OF GOD…

21–28 July 2018 (Sat–Sat)

Adrian Snell, Rob Richards

So, at one level, these words could seem rather vague, mysterious, ethereal…? BUT…when you introduce words or phrases like…UNCONDITIONAL FORGIVENESS, JUDGEMENT, CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE, Sins upon His Shoulders, I AM THE WAY,I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD, I knew you,...

£485 to £590 per person
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‘Jail Break’ – The story of Paul and Silas in Philippi (Acts 16)

28 Jul–4 Aug 2018 (Sat–Sat)

Roger Jones

Suitable for singers, instrumentalists and dancers of all ages, with bible teaching, music rehearsals and lots of free time.

£485 to £590 per person
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August 2018

Breathe Deep

4–11 August 2018 (Sat–Sat)

Ian & Gail Adams

It’s a tough thing to be a hopeful human being at this time! Life is busy and demanding. These sessions will be an opportunity to pause and to breathe deep – to sense the life of God being breathed in us, and...

£485 to £590 per person
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Out There In Him

11–18 August 2018 (Sat–Sat)

A Rocha UK

These are critical times for the planet.  We are facing mass extinctions, climate change, fake news and a disconnect between young people and nature. However, there are incredible things happening.  Join Andy Lester and Jon Cox for a tour of...

£485 to £590 per person
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Nurturing the faith of the next generation

18–25 August 2018 (Sat–Sat)

The Widdows Family

What is the role of family (in the broadest sense) in passing on the faith to the next generation? This week we will draw on the wisdom of scripture as we take a practical and interactive look at how to...

£485 to £590 per person
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All In!

25 Aug–1 Sep 2018 (Sat–Sat)

Simon Guillebaud

Jesus call is to total surrender. He promises life to the full and that will only come if you’re all in, not bargaining with Him, but trusting Him in all circumstances. Come to be encouraged, stirred and challenged on your...

£485 to £590 per person
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Bereaved Families   At the Beacon

25 Aug–1 Sep 2018 (Sat–Sat)

Val Turner

This week is specifically for those whose partner has died early in their life and their dependant children aged 8+. There will be the chance to join in all sorts of exciting activities including archery, zip wire, bushcraft, indoor climbing,...

£225 per person
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September 2018

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1–7 September 2018 (Sat–Fri)

Renew, Refresh, Resource

7–9 September 2018 (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 with God and to learn how to be salt and light more effectively in their...

£136 to £166 per person
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Keep Fit for Marriage

7–9 September 2018 (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 valuable chance for couples to invest in their relationship, and you will depart with clear...

£136 to £166 per person
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Wrestling with God

10–14 September 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Dave Hopwood, Phil Stone

It is hard to imagine Jacob having God in a half nelson or getting himself out of a divine headlock but the struggle was real, as Jacob faced up to himself, and received a new name and identity, along with...

£260 to £320 per person
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Reaching for Christ

10–14 September 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Gemma Simmons

Come and be inspired to live for Christ. Join Gemma in exploring how we can grow spiritually in ways that lead us to Christ, how to take action with Him and share His love with the world.

£260 to £320 per person
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Renew, Refresh, Resource

14–16 September 2018 (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 with God and to learn how to be salt and light more effectively in their...

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Walk & Talk: The Autumn Walks

17–21 September 2018 (Mon–Fri)

James and Inger Denniston

Come and enjoy the early autumn delights of God’s creation in  North Devon – a wonderful mixture of dramatic coastline, wooded combes, remote moorland and river valleys. To begin the day, there will be half an hour of worship (with...

£260 to £320 per person
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Tapestry of Life

17–21 September 2018 (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, embroidery or handicrafts of any sort. Whether you are a beginner at stitching or an...

£260 to £320 per person
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Renew, Refresh, Resource

21–23 September 2018 (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 with God and to learn how to be salt and light more effectively in their...

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The Pain and The Passion: The Privilege of Making a Difference.

24–28 September 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Baroness Caroline Cox

We will be travelling to meet inspirational partners on front lines of faith and freedom around the world. We will include visits to Sudan, South Sudan, Nigeria, Nagorno Karabakh, Burma and Syria. I hope we will return humbled by the...

£260 to £320 per person
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Discipleship, Community and Mission

24–28 September 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Nick Haigh

Three themes that so much has been written and spoken about in the Church… And yet so much of our missionary effort seems ineffective. Maybe it is time for us to think again about how Jesus lived out his mission...

£260 to £320 per person
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Renew, Refresh, Resource

28–30 September 2018 (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 with God and to learn how to be salt and light more effectively in their...

Space left in self catering only

October 2018

Divine Invitations

1–5 October 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Paul Lynch

The word ‘come’ is used 1,972 times in the Bible; beginning in Genesis right through to the very last verses of Revelation, this invitation to encounter God can radically change our lives if you are willing. We will be examining...

£260 to £320 per person
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Dads and Lads   At the Beacon

5–7 October 2018 (Fri–Sun)

Beacon Team

Always a popular event, this weekend is a chance for dads and lads to spend quality time together relaxing in this stunning environment and working together on adventurous activities such as zip wire, climbing and crate stack. All children must...

£136 per person
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The complexity of compassion: making a difference in the real world

5–7 October 2018 (Fri–Sun)

Jon Kuhrt

We live in a world scarred by injustice, pain and suffering. Change does not come easily. We’ll explore the transformative power of Jesus’ message of grace and truth and what it means in the gritty reality of our broken world.

£136 to £166 per person
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Individually Guided Retreat

8–12 October 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Margi Walker

Our team of experienced spiritual directors will accompany you on a silent, guided retreat involving a daily one-to-one sessions for up to an hour. Each day there will be a communion service in the chapel with a short reflection led...

£320 to £380 per person
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Estate Working Party

8–12 October 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Lee Abbey Estate Team

Enjoy the great outdoors with our team doing practical tasks on our stunning estate this week. As a bonus you get a reduced rate and the afternoons and evenings for a satisfying rest. There will be tasks to suit most...

£196 to £256 per person
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The Challenge of Community

8–12 October 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Simon Howard

What does ‘Community’ have to say to the future of the Church? Drawing on the work of Jean Vanier, the life of the Lee Abbey Community, and the experiences guest bring, this is the question at the heart of the...

£260 to £320 per person
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Renew, Refresh, Resource

12–14 October 2018 (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 with God and to learn how to be salt and light more effectively in their...

£136 to £166 per person
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Local Churches Evening

14 October 2018 (Sun), 5.45pm arrival for 6.30pm start

Ruth and the faithfulness of God

15–19 October 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Bible Society

Join Bible Society’s team as they open up the book of Ruth. When and why was the book written? How should we respond to it today? The theme of faithfulness runs through the book. The key actors go above and...

£260 to £320 per person
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Creative Approaches

15–19 October 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Val Turner, Verity Eastwood-Dewing

God is massively creative in the way he communicates with us… so why do we so often limit ourselves in the way we express ourselves to him?  We will spend some time reflecting on this and then explore how we...

£260 to £320 per person
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Jesus and The Superheroes

20–26 October 2018 (Sat–Fri)

Dave Hopwood

Dave will draw on various Superheroes and their incredible big screen adventures as he takes a fresh and refreshing look at the life of Jesus, and the way he impacts our lives today.

£415 to £505 per person
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Renew, Refresh, Resource

26–28 October 2018 (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 with God and to learn how to be salt and light more effectively in their...

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Mindfulness of God & Our Relationships

29 Oct–2 Nov 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Shaun Lambert

Shaun will be helping us explore mindfulness as a biblical and historical spirituality within Christianity and in particular what it means to be a mindful Christian in the light of Jesus’ teaching on watchfulness in Mark’s gospel. Developing our God-given...

£260 to £320 per person
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Autumn Colours

29 Oct–2 Nov 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Rob Kitchen

A time of colour changing seasons brings a chance to explore or own seasons of change and callings from God – join Rob on a week of contemplation and photography exploring the cacophony of colours throughout the stunning Exmoor coastal...

£260 to £320 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

Schools at the Beacon

Residential weeks at the Beacon Activity Centre

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