What will be different about your stay at Lee Abbey?
Please be aware that you will be asked to comply with Covid related restrictions, including social distancing and the wearing of face coverings in communal areas of the house. If you are displaying symptoms of Covid we ask that you do not come. We recommend taking out travel/holiday insurance to cover for all other risks.
You will receive full details of these before your arrival. We politely ask that you agree to comply with both the governments guidelines and our Lee Abbey specific guidelines to ensure the safety of yourself and others during your stay with us. In the event of an enforced closure during your stay you will be asked to return home. If you develop Covid symptoms while you are here, we ask that you confine yourself to your room and make arrangements to return home as soon as possible. If it is necessary for the Community to self-isolate then you will be asked to return home, and arrangements for refunds will be made.
We are currently unable to offer a taxi service. You can find driving directions here…
Please arrive from 4.00 pm, in time for dinner at 6.30 pm. If you make good time and are going to arrive before 4.00 pm you may wish to explore nearby Lynton and Lynmouth until we are ready to welcome you. We are sorry but accessing the house early will not be possible as we will be preparing for your arrival.
Departure is after breakfast at 10.00am unless departing after a Weekend Conference beginning on Friday and ending on Sunday when departure time is 2.00pm.
The menu will be much simpler than it previously was. Due to a smaller Community it has been necessary to simplify our catering. Provision will be made for limited special diets. Please let us know about any dietary requirements before arrival. Meals will be served in a way that complies with Covid safety.
The daily programme will be simplified compared to the pre-closure programme. You will be invited to join the Community for morning and afternoon prayers, a morning session, and an evening epilogue. Sadly, we aren’t able to engage in communal singing, and the wearing of a face covering will be required for all gatherings. We are currently unable to provide a programme for youth and children due to a smaller Community size. Parents/guardians will be responsible for supervising their children at all times.
In keeping with tradition, tea and coffee will not be in short supply. It will be served at 11.00 am and 4.00 pm. Vending rooms will be closed, but hot drink-making facilities will be provided in your room.
Pastoral support will be available during your stay. There will be more details regarding pastoral meetings when you arrive.
A typical day
- Morning worship – 8.00 – 8.30 am
- Breakfast – 8.15 – 9.00 am
- Session – 10.00 – 11.00 am
- Morning Coffee
- Lunch – 1.00 pm
- Afternoon tea – 4.00 pm
- Dinner – 6.30 pm
- Evening Activity – 8.00pm
- Night Prayer – 9.30 pm