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The Churches’ Weekend Away reports
Around 100 of us travelled to Lee Abbey in north Devon for the Church Weekend Away. We joined friends from Chudleigh Parish Church, Chudleigh Baptist Church and Chudleigh Knighton and Trusham Churches for a refreshing weekend together.
I had never been to Lee Abbey before and was not entirely sure what the experience would be like. The journey there was somewhat wet and misty but the welcome was warm as was the hot chocolate! The weekend was blessed with rather a lot of weather (!) and we could hear the wind howling around the building and watch the horizontal rain through the windows while we were tucked up warm inside. The building was impressive and I realised that wherever you looked there was something beautiful, whether it was a stained glass window, a vase, a carved fire surround or a view through the window: it was lovely.
The weekend gave us an opportunity to spend time together and to get to know one another better. Instead of dashing off after a quick hello we could have a chat over a coffee, catch up with an old friend or make a new one. Mealtimes also gave us opportunities to share fellowship as well as good food. We had some fun quizzes, stimulating discussion topics and various activities on Saturday afternoon led by the Community team from the Abbey. But more than anything the weekend gave us a chance to step out of our busy lives and spend some time in the Fathers presence, to seek His will or to just be.
Simon Holland, the Warden at Lee Abbey, was a gifted speaker, using poetry, humour and eloquence to share the message of how we are grafted into the Vine (Jesus) and that if we are in Him then we will bear good fruit. I was reminded that I didnt choose God but he chose me. Its all about Love.
I came away from the weekend feeling refreshed and excited about what God has planned for our community here in Chudleigh, not to be inward looking but to look out with a vision of sharing Gods love with those around us.
The Churches’ Weekend Away Talks March 2019
Speaker: Simon Holland
Click on the following links to hear Simon’s talks
Session 1: Grafted
Session 2: Abide
Session 3: Fruitfulness Part 1
Session 4: Fruitfulness Part 2