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Fried, Frazzled and Fatigued? A Retreat for Church Leaders

7th November, 3:30 pm to 10th November, 2:00 pm


Are you a church leader who is feeling fried, frazzled and fatigued?  Then this retreat is for you!

This is a retreat for church leaders in a safe place to find renewal, relaxation and rest in the company of fellow travellers led by Revd Roy Searle and Bishop Alan Abernethy, members of Renovare, Britain and Ireland.

Roy is one of the founders of the Northumbria Community, is a past President of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, and teaches at Cranmer Hall, St. John’s College Durham and Spurgeons College, London. A popular conference speaker, writer, leadership and pioneer mentor and spiritual director, Roy is passionate about encouraging people to love God, listen well, think deeply, live authentically and generously. He is married to Shirley and lives in their beloved Northumberland. They have four children and eight grandchildren.

Alan was ordained in the Church of Ireland in 1981 and served in different parishes and in 2007 was ordained bishop and served in the diocese of Connor until Dec 2019 when I retired on health grounds. Have written three books and the latest “The Jewel in the Mess” focused on how the incarnation helps us discover that God is with us in our mess. He has have suffered from burnout and mental health and has found the need to refresh his resources to live in God. Married to Liz, they live in Ireland and have two children and two grandsons.

Roy and Alan are members of the Renovare Board in Britain and Ireland. Renovare is a spiritual formation and renewal movement that was founded by Richard Foster and Dallas Willard.

Early bird price: £385 if booked before 7 September 2022. Full price £405.

Please complete this form to request a place on the retreat.


    7th November, 3:30 pm
    10th November, 2:00 pm
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    Launde Abbey
    East Norton Leicestershire LE7 9XB United Kingdom + Google Map
    01572 717254


    Launde Abbey
    Renovare Board