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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April 2018

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...

£260 to £320 per person
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Living a Reflective Life

23–27 April 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Chris Ellis

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?...

£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...

£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...

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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...

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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...

£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...

£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...

£136 per person
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Divorce Recovery Workshop – module 2

4–7 May 2018 (Fri–Mon)

John Kemp

Module 2 If you have attended a Divorce Recovery Workshop before anywhere in the UK and would like to meet up again with others that...

£214 to £259 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...

£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...

£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...

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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?...

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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...

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...

£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...

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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...

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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...

£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...

£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...

£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...

£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...

£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...

£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...

£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...

£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,...

£260 to £320 per person
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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...

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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...

£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...

£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...

£136 to £166 per person
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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...

£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?...

£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...

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July 2018

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Student Week

2–6 July 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Elaine Storkey, 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...

£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...

£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...

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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...

£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...

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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...

£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,...

£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...

£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,...

£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...

£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,...

£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...

£225 per person
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September 2018

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Closed

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...

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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...

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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,...

£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...

£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...

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The Christians’ Business Boot Camp

17–21 September 2018 (Mon–Fri)

Rob Kitchen

When your Christian faith is fully integrated into both your personal and professional life, your business and personal relationships flourish. ‘If you are what you...

£260 to £320 per person
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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...

£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,...

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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...

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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...

£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...

£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...

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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...

£260 to £320 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...

£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...

£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...

£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...

£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...

£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...

£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...

£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,...

£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...

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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...

£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...

£260 to £320 per person
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What to expect

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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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