We really look forward to welcoming you to Lee Abbey Devon for your Christian holiday or Christian retreat. There is a full and varied programme for the year for guests and, if you’ve been before, be prepared for things to look and work a little differently as there has been quite a lot of ‘decluttering’ of the programme since Covid.

Programme to December 2024

February 2024

Pursuing God’s Will

26 Feb–1 Mar 2024 (Mon–Fri)

Jill Weber

Decision making can be hard! Is there a trustworthy process that enables us to actively seek God’s will, direction and voice relative to the decisions…

Book now for £320 per person (£410 en suite)

ESTATE WORKING PARTY – TREE PLANTING

26 Feb–1 Mar 2024 (Mon–Fri)

Lee Abbey Estate Team

Come and help create some history by joining us to plant the first new woodland at Lee Abbey for fifty years. Working on steep slopes…

Book now for £220 per person (£310 en suite)

March 2024

RENEW, REFRESH, RESOURCE

1–3 March 2024 (Fri–Sun)

Lee Abbey Team

Lee Abbey’s ‘Renew, Refresh, Resource’ weekends are designed for everyone, whether Christian or exploring. Come on your own, as a couple, group, team, community or…

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

4–8 March 2024 (Mon–Fri)

Sheridan Voysey

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…

Book now for £360 per person (£450 en suite)

RENEW, REFRESH, RESOURCE,

8–10 March 2024 (Fri–Sun)

Lee Abbey Team

Lee Abbey’s ‘Renew, Refresh, Resource’ weekends are designed for everyone, whether Christian or exploring. Come on your own, as a couple, group, team, community or…

Book now for £180 per person (£225 en suite)

KEEP FIT FOR MARRIAGE

8–10 March 2024 (Fri–Sun)

Prepare/Enrich Team

Whether you are a pre-married couple or have been married for years, take the opportunity of some time away to build and strengthen your relationship…

Book now for £180 per person (£225 en suite)

From the Big Bang to Biology: Do we detect the Hand of God?

18–22 March 2024 (Mon–Fri)

Graham Swinerd, John Bryant

Can real scientists have a religious faith? Are science and faith compatible? To address these questions, we will immerse ourselves in the awe-inspiring story of…

Book now for £360 per person (£450 en suite)

ENNEAGRAM 1

18–22 March 2024 (Mon–Fri)

Enneagram (Greek for ‘9 points’) describes nine personalities. The Enneagram helps us to look at ourselves honestly, safe in the love of God, to see…

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CREATIVELY COMMUNICATING CHRIST – Easter

22–27 March 2024 (Fri–Wed)

Andy Thomas, Chris Duffett, Dai Woolridge

This retreat will provide an opportunity to bring together art, the spoken word, creativity and theology to communicate Christ in ways that are culturally relevant…

Book now for £450 per person (£562.50 en suite)

Easter Celebration

28 Mar–2 Apr 2024 (Thu–Tue)

Lee Abbey Team

Come and join the Lee Abbey Team and Community for a celebration of Jesus and his willingness to take the journey from Good Friday, through…

Book now for £450 per person (£562.50 en suite)

April 2024

Nomadland: Living Missionally in a Constantly Shifting Culture

3–7 April 2024 (Wed–Sun)

Luke Cawley

Our culture seems to be in constant state of flux and evolution, and it’s easy to feel like we’re running several steps behind in our…

Book now for £360 per person (£450 en suite)

ORDINANDS FAMILY WEEK – Faithful? Foolish? Called.

8–12 April 2024 (Mon–Fri)

Bishop Mark Tanner, Pippa Tanner

In a world obsessed with image, income, reputation, and opportunity it can be hard to hear the quiet whisper of Christ calling us onward, upward,…

Book now for £180 per person (£270 en suite)

RENEW, REFRESH, RESOURCE

12–14 April 2024 (Fri–Sun)

Lee Abbey Team

Lee Abbey’s ‘Renew, Refresh, Resource’ weekends are designed for everyone, whether Christian or exploring. Come on your own, as a couple, group, team, community or church,…

Book now for £180 per person (£225 en suite)

RENEW, REFRESH, RESOURCE

19–21 April 2024 (Fri–Sun)

Lee Abbey Team

Lee Abbey’s ‘Renew, Refresh, Resource’ weekends are designed for everyone, whether Christian or exploring. Come on your own, as a couple, group, team, community or church,…

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Abide, and Bear Much Fruit

22–26 April 2024 (Mon–Fri)

Paul and Becky Harcourt

Too often our discipleship isn’t what Jesus envisaged … resulting in frustration rather than freedom, fruitfulness and the fullness of life. We will look at…

Book now for £360 per person (£450 en suite)

The Armour of God, Clay workshops, Part 2

22–26 April 2024 (Mon–Fri)

Janey Petterson

Focusing on Ephesians 6: 13-15, we will consider what it means to put on the helmet of Salvation, the shield of Faith and the Sword…

Book now for £380 per person (£470 en suite)

Renew, refresh, resource

26–28 April 2024 (Fri–Sun)

Lee Abbey Team

Lee Abbey’s ‘Renew, Refresh, Resource’ weekends are designed for everyone, whether Christian or exploring. Come on your own, as a couple, group, team, community or church,…

Book now for £180 per person (£225 en suite)

The Call of the Wild, The Feel of the Holy

29 Apr–3 May 2024 (Mon–Fri)

Michael Mitton, Russ Parker

Russ Parker and Michael Mitton have been leading pilgrimages in Ireland, the British Isles and Assisi for over twelve years. This week participants will be…

Book now for £360 per person (£450 en suite)

May 2024

RENEW, REFRESH, RESOURCE

3–5 May 2024 (Fri–Sun)

Lee Abbey Team

Lee Abbey’s ‘Renew, Refresh, Resource’ weekends are designed for everyone, whether Christian or exploring. Come on your own, as a couple, group, team, community or church,…

Book now for £180 per person (£225 en suite)

WALK AND TALK

6–10 May 2024 (Mon–Fri)

Dave Fisher, Graham and Helen Worsfold

Come and join us to walk in this glorious part of Devon. There are daily walks in a variety of areas ranging from the stunningly…

Book now for £430 per person (£520 en suite)

For Such a Time as This

6–10 May 2024 (Mon–Fri)

Beverley Shepherd

As we study the book of Esther, we will be exploring God’s timing in our lives and the purpose of seeming delays. Underpinning this is…

Book now for £360 per person (£450 en suite)

RENEW, REFRESH, RESOURCE

10–12 May 2024 (Fri–Sun)

Lee Abbey Team

Lee Abbey’s ‘Renew, Refresh, Resource’ weekends are designed for everyone, whether Christian or exploring. Come on your own, as a couple, group, team, community or church,…

Book now for £180 per person (£225 en suite)

RENEW, REFRESH, RESOURCE – sounds of the spirit

17–19 May 2024 (Fri–Sun)

Rupert and Sally Martin

From the sound of God walking in the garden, to Elijah hearing the thin sound of silence on Mt Horeb, to the sound of a mighty rushing wind on the…

Book now for £180 per person (£225 en suite)

ORDINARY PEOPLE, EXTRAORDINARY GOD

20–24 May 2024 (Mon–Fri)

Joanna Watson

When tough times come, how do we respond? How do we hold out in hope for miracles? How do we persevere in prayer? Where is…

Book now for £360 per person (£450 en suite)

Exploring God’s Nature

20–24 May 2024 (Mon–Fri)

Rachel Oates

From stunning coastal views to fragile spring flowers, babbling brooks to crashing waves, God’s fingerprints are all over the Lee Abbey estate. Join us as…

Book now for £360 per person (£450 en suite)

BIRDS OF EXMOOR

20–24 May 2024 (Mon–Fri)

Andrew Mann

Lee Abbey lies in the spectacular and dramatic coastal landscape of Exmoor with its dramatic scenery and wonderful wildlife. Birds frequent a variety of habitats…

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Renew, Refresh, Resource

24–26 May 2024 (Fri–Sun)

Lee Abbey Team

Lee Abbey’s ‘Renew, Refresh, Resource’ weekends are designed for everyone, whether Christian or exploring. Come on your own, as a couple, group, team, community or church,…

Book now for £180 per person (£225 en suite)

DIVORCE RECOVERY WORKSHOP

24–26 May 2024 (Fri–Sun)

Divorce Recovery Workshop

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…

Book now for £200 per person (£245 en suite)

Jesus Steps In

27–31 May 2024 (Mon–Fri)

Mark and Cathy Madavan

Mark and Cathy Madavan will explore how Jesus Steps In – into our life, our experiences and our world, bringing strength, peace, transformation and hope….

Book now for £360 per person (£450 en suite)

Renew, Refresh, Resource

31 May–2 Jun 2024 (Fri–Sun)

Lee Abbey Team

Lee Abbey’s ‘Renew, Refresh, Resource’ weekends are designed for everyone, whether Christian or exploring. Come on your own, as a couple, group, team, community or church,…

Book now for £180 per person (£225 en suite)

June 2024

Confident Christianity: Sharing Your Faith in Jesus More Naturally and Persuasively

3–7 June 2024 (Mon–Fri)

Andy Bannister

Let’s be honest, most of us are a bit nervous about sharing our faith in Jesus at work, college or university, or with friends and…

Book now for £360 per person (£450 en suite)

ESTATE WORKING PARTY

3–7 June 2024 (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. You will work roughly…

Book now for £280 per person (£370 en suite)

Renew, Refresh, Resource

14–16 June 2024 (Fri–Sun)

Lee Abbey Team

Lee Abbey’s ‘Renew, Refresh, Resource’ weekends are designed for everyone, whether Christian or exploring. Come on your own, as a couple, group, team, community or church,…

Book now for £180 per person (£225 en suite)

BIRDS OF EXMOOR

17–21 June 2024 (Mon–Fri)

Andrew Mann

Lee Abbey lies in the spectacular and dramatic coastal landscape of Exmoor with its dramatic scenery and wonderful wildlife. Birds frequent a variety of habitats…

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Praying with Jesus

17–21 June 2024 (Mon–Fri)

Amy Boucher Pye

God meets us as we pray, and what better way to engage in this form of communication with the One who loves us than through…

Book now for £360 per person (£450 en suite)

Renew, Refresh, Resource

21–23 June 2024 (Fri–Sun)

Lee Abbey Team

Lee Abbey’s ‘Renew, Refresh, Resource’ weekends are designed for everyone, whether Christian or exploring. Come on your own, as a couple, group, team, community or church,…

Book now for £180 per person (£225 en suite)

The Seven Healthy Habits of Christian Living

24–28 June 2024 (Mon–Fri)

Ian Paul

What does it mean to live as a disciple of Jesus in the contemporary world? What do we see happening in the flourishing, growing life…

Book now for £360 per person (£450 en suite)

Where has God been? (A week with Pray As You Go)

24–28 June 2024 (Mon–Fri)

Emma Holland

It can be hard to spot where God has been working during the day or year, or even over the course of a lifetime. This…

Book now for £360 per person (£450 en suite)

Renew, Refresh, Resource

28–30 June 2024 (Fri–Sun)

Lee Abbey Team

Lee Abbey’s ‘Renew, Refresh, Resource’ weekends are designed for everyone, whether Christian or exploring. Come on your own, as a couple, group, team, community or church,…

Book now for £180 per person (£225 en suite)

July 2024

PARABLES AND SIGNS OF THE KINGDOM

1–5 July 2024 (Mon–Fri)

MARTIN YOUNG

Jesus used parables and signs to express the good news of the Kingdom of Heaven. We want to spot them, understand them, experience them and…

Book now for £360 per person (£450 en suite)

Renew, Refresh, Resource

5–7 July 2024 (Fri–Sun)

Lee Abbey Team

Lee Abbey’s ‘Renew, Refresh, Resource’ weekends are designed for everyone, whether Christian or exploring. Come on your own, as a couple, group, team, community or church,…

Book now for £180 per person (£225 en suite)

LIFE LANGUAGES

8–12 July 2024 (Mon–Fri)

Jenni Sandford-Nedoszytko

Have you ever wondered why you come away from a conversation feeling that you didn’t connect or were misunderstood? it may be because your are…

Book now for £385 per person (£475 en suite)

How to be an everyday evangelist in exile

8–12 July 2024 (Mon–Fri)

Chris Duffett

Chris Duffett and The Light College Collective will be leading a week on creative and Holy Spirit empowered ways to make an impact in and…

Book now for £360 per person (£450 en suite)

Walk and Talk

15–21 July 2024 (Mon–Sun)

Bernard Lane, Graham and Helen Worsfold

Come and join us to walk in this glorious part of Devon. There are daily walks in a variety of areas ranging from the stunningly…

Book now for £600 per person (£735 en suite)

Landscape Painting

15–21 July 2024 (Mon–Sun)

Mark and Val Turner

As we continue to engage in prayer with the changing realities of this world, this week is an oasis opportunity to worship while we observe…

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The Field Camp

27 Jul–5 Aug 2024 (Sat–Mon)

‘The Field’ is a Christian camping community opportunity for 18-30 year olds which is held at the beginning of the Summer. The Field is many…

Special booking arrangements apply

EMPOWERED!

29 Jul–2 Aug 2024 (Mon–Fri)

What does it mean to be empowered? Over a week of power-packed, practical talks, Mark Burgess leads us towards empoweredprayer and discipleship and the freedom…

Book now for £360 per person (£450 en suite)

August 2024

Is he Serious?

3–9 August 2024 (Sat–Fri)

Paul Woolley

Jesus said some things that were difficult to understand: “Go and sell all that you have, and give to the poor.” “If you don’t hate…

Book now for £540 per person (£675 en suite)

At the House and Beacon SUMMER ENCOUNTER

10–16 August 2024 (Sat–Fri)

Lee Abbey Team

Come and dwell in the whole Lee Abbey estate for these joy-filled days of teaching, worship, and young people’s activities for all. Lee Abbey is…

Book now for £540 per person (£675 en suite)

TO LIVE IS CHRIST

17–23 August 2024 (Sat–Fri)

Simon Guillebaud

Paul’s letter to the Philippians is full of challenges and encouragements for each of us in whatever situation we find ourselves. Come along to be…

Book now for £540 per person (£675 en suite)

Lee Abbey Youth Camp

17–24 August 2024 (Sat–Sat)

If you’re looking for a brilliant escape during the summer holidays Lee Abbey Youth Camp (LAYC) is the place to be! This is an amazing…

Special booking arrangements apply

OVERFLOWING WITH HOPE

24–30 August 2024 (Sat–Fri)

Christopher Landau, Felicity Lawson

Inspired by Romans 15:13, during this week we’ll draw closer to the God of hope, and be reminded what it is to be filled with…

Book now for £540 per person (£675 en suite)

September 2024

Renew, Refresh, Resource

13–15 September 2024 (Fri–Sun)

Lee Abbey Team

Lee Abbey’s ‘Renew, Refresh, Resource’ weekends are designed for everyone, whether Christian or exploring. Come on your own, as a couple, group, team, community or church,…

Book now for £190 per person (£240 en suite)

FRIENDS OF LEE ABBEY WEEK

16–20 September 2024 (Mon–Fri)

Lee Abbey Team

This is a time for all of the Friends of Lee Abbey, and past members of Community, to gather together. We have an exciting programme…

Book now for £340 per person (£440 en suite)

THEY SAW AND THEY UNDERSTOOD – CREATIVE WEEK

16–20 September 2024 (Mon–Fri)

Lynne Pugh

There are many occasions in the Bible where something that can be seen is used as a teaching tool… think of Jeremiah being sent to…

Book now for £400 per person (£500 en suite)

Renew, Refresh, Resource

20–22 September 2024 (Fri–Sun)

Lee Abbey Team

Lee Abbey’s ‘Renew, Refresh, Resource’ weekends are designed for everyone. Whether Christian or not yet, come as an individual, couple, small or large group, ministry…

Book now for £190 per person (£240 en suite)

WALK AND TALK

23–27 September 2024 (Mon–Fri)

Graham and Helen Worsfold, Rob and Mary Wakeling

Come and join us to walk in this glorious part of Devon. There are daily walks in a variety of areas ranging from the stunningly…

Book now for £450 per person (£550 en suite)

Enneagram 1

23–27 September 2024 (Mon–Fri)

Catherine Park, Joanna Pearson

Enneagram (Greek for ‘9 points’) describes nine personalities. The Enneagram helps us to look at ourselves honestly, safe in the love of God, to see…

Book now for £450 per person (£550 en suite)

PLANTERS AND PIONEERS

30 Sep–4 Oct 2024 (Mon–Fri)

JOHN MCGINLEY

The life of pioneering what God is doing in a new context or leading a team to establish a new church community is one of…

Book now for £380 per person (£480 en suite)

October 2024

Renew, Refresh, Resource

4–6 October 2024 (Fri–Sun)

Lee Abbey Team

Lee Abbey’s ‘Renew, Refresh, Resource’ weekends are designed for everyone, whether Christian or exploring. Come on your own, as a couple, group, team, community or church,…

Book now for £190 per person (£240 en suite)

WALKING IN THE WAY OF JESUS

7–11 October 2024 (Mon–Fri)

Ruth Hassall

It’s been said that “The church in the West has largely forgotten the art of disciple making and has largely reduced it to an intellectual…

Book now for £380 per person (£480 en suite)

Renew, Refresh, Resource

11–13 October 2024 (Fri–Sun)

Lee Abbey Team

Lee Abbey’s ‘Renew, Refresh, Resource’ weekends are designed for everyone, whether Christian or exploring. Come on your own, as a couple, group, team, community or church,…

Book now for £190 per person (£240 en suite)

keep fit for marriage

11–13 October 2024 (Fri–Sun)

Prepare/Enrich Team

Whether you are a pre-married couple or have been married for years, take the opportunity of some time away to build and strengthen your relationship…

Book now for £190 per person (£240 en suite)

REAL AND COLOURFUL, FRUITFUL AND WHOLE: ENCOUNTERING GOD IN THE SEASON OF AUTUMN

14–18 October 2024 (Mon–Fri)

Brian Draper

Through a mix of guided reflections, teaching and contemplative practice, we’ll explore together how one of the most soulfully evocative of all the seasons can…

Book now for £380 per person (£480 en suite)

estate working party

14–18 October 2024 (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. You will work roughly…

Book now for £300 per person (£400 en suite)

enneagram 2

14–18 October 2024 (Mon–Fri)

Catherine Park, Joanna Pearson

For those who already have a basic knowledge of the Enneagram, and know their Type, we invite you to continue your journey into the Enneagram….

Book now for £450 per person (£550 en suite)

A JOURNEY INTO MISSION – FROM PAUL TO PRESENT

21–25 October 2024 (Mon–Fri)

Bible Society

As we all wrestle with how to play our part in God’s big mission for the world, join Bible Society to set aside time to…

Book now for £380 per person (£480 en suite)

tapestry of life

21–25 October 2024 (Mon–Fri)

Gretel White, Vittoria Hancock

This is a retreat for anyone interested in tapestry, embroidery or handicrafts. Whether you are a beginner at stitching, or an expert, come and join…

Book now for £450 per person (£550 en suite)

RENEW, REFRESH, RESOURCE

25–27 October 2024 (Fri–Sun)

Lee Abbey Team

Lee Abbey’s ‘Renew, Refresh, Resource’ weekends are designed for everyone, whether Christian or exploring. Come on your own, as a couple, group, team, community or church,…

Book now for £190 per person (£240 en suite)

Parenting for Faith

28 Oct–1 Nov 2024 (Mon–Fri)

Anna Hawken

We all want to help our children to meet and know God but in the busyness of everyday life sometimes it can feel like one…

Book now for £380 per person (£480 en suite)

Walking With Moses

28 Oct–1 Nov 2024 (Mon–Fri)

MARK IRELAND

Inspired by opportunities to enjoy our beautiful surroundings, we shall reflect together on Moses’ journey from Egypt to the promised land. We will explore the…

Book now for £380 per person (£480 en suite)

November 2024

RENEW, REFRESH, RESOURCE

1–3 November 2024 (Fri–Sun)

Lee Abbey Team

Lee Abbey’s ‘Renew, Refresh, Resource’ weekends are designed for everyone, whether Christian or exploring. Come on your own, as a couple, group, team, community or church,…

Book now for £190 per person (£240 en suite)

Writers’ retreat: waiting for our heart’s desire

1–3 November 2024 (Fri–Sun)

Ruth Leigh

The Bible is full of stories of impatient people asking God, “When?” It’s a question many of us have fired at him. Waiting to see…

Book now for £190 per person (£240 en suite)

Walking in his steps

11–15 November 2024 (Mon–Fri)

LICC - London Institute for Contemporary Christianity

Imagine walking in the footsteps of Jesus’ disciples, with a mission to make disciples, just as He did. This is the call of Jesus, but…

Book now for £340 per person (£440 en suite)

Book of blessings

11–15 November 2024 (Mon–Fri)

Mark and 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…

Book now for £340 per person (£440 en suite)

At the Beacon Living with loss

11–15 November 2024 (Mon–Fri)

Abi May

HAVE YOU BEEN STRUGGLING SINCE THE DEATH OF YOUR LOVED ONE? Come and join with others who have also experienced life-changing loss through bereavement. The…

Book now for £300 per person

Notes from a good place

18–22 November 2024 (Mon–Fri)

Dave Hopwood, Simeon Wood

Dave and Simeon have been friends since they first met in the early 1990s. They share a passion for communicating the Christian story in creative…

Book now for £340 per person (£440 en suite)

Associate community weekend

22–24 November 2024 (Fri–Sun)

Lee Abbey Team

This is our annual weekend especially created for our Associate Community members, who so valuably and valiantly support the Lee Abbey Devon ministry throughout the…

Special booking arrangements apply

Watching, waiting, hoping – silent advent retreat

25–29 November 2024 (Mon–Fri)

Bishop Emma Ineson

This silent retreat for advent will help us to focus on God for the season ahead, allowing him to reveal his deepest hopes and dreams…

Book now for £415 per person (£515 en suite)

Renew, refresh, resource – creative advent retreat

29 Nov–1 Dec 2024 (Fri–Sun)

Lee Abbey Team

Advent is a moment in the year when we’re poised between ‘now’ and ‘not yet’ – an in between time of waiting expectantly for the…

Book now for £170 per person (£220 en suite)

December 2024

Christmas Celebration

23–28 December 2024 (Mon–Sat)

Lee Abbey Team

Join us for this very special week of celebrations, festivities, fun and reflections as we celebrate the coming of the Saviour, Jesus Christ, the King…

Book now for £575 per person (£700 en suite)

New year celebration – gospel confidence

30 Dec 2024–3 Jan 2025 (Mon–Fri)

Simon Guillebaud

At a time when people are often anxious and fearful. and many believers seem to be on the back foot, we’ll explore what a glorious…

Book now for £460 per person (£560 en suite)

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