Gay Christian Spiritual Retreat
For the 6th year, we are organizing a Spiritual Retreat for those who are LGBT and Christian in Europe. Our past retreats have been a real success, creating friendships, offering fellowship & worship, a safe place to share one's struggles and to be gay and Christian without having to hide, and most importantly a time of rest to be in God's presence. Many have been beyond blessed, have found healing and can't wait to come back.
Details of our Retreat 2014
From Friday 11th July (4.00 PM) to Monday 14th July (2.00 PM) 2014
Buckfast Abbey, Devon, UK
(They know we are a Gay Christian group, and fully welcome us as such)
£102.00 per person (for all three nights)
- shared accomodation for 3 nights
- all breakfasts
- Friday night & Sunday night dinners
- all drinks throughout the week-end
- bed linen and towels are provided
In large private house with 15 bedrooms, large kitchen, dinning room, double living room, laundry room, separate activity/worship room, outdoor eating area and lawn, and private car park. Almost all the bedrooms are shared occupancy.
The house is located just outside the grounds of Buckfast Abbey, and within the Dartmoor National park.
All breakfasts & Friday and Sunday dinners are included in the price *.
For other meals :
- Lunches : there is a restaurant at the Abbey which offers hot meals at around £6.95 (+ drink), as well as salads and snacks.
- Saturday night Dinner : We will go out to a nearby restaurant, where everyone can pay for their individual meal.
* If you are vegetarian, please let us know in advance.
I have a Word document with all transport information, which I will send out when you book a place, both for travel within the UK, and for those who come from other European countries.
Wherever possible, I will also do my best to coordinate lifts with those who will come by car, so that transport costs can be shared and a lot less.
Interdenominational Christian worship (in English), sharing time, prayer time, socializing time, in a safe environment where you can be yourself fully, amongst LGBT Christians.
The full schedule will be worked out nearer the time and we will ask for volunteers who would like to share their God given gifts.
Theme of the 2014 retreat : To be confirmed
Getting to know other attendees :
If you plan on coming to the retreat, we invite you to join our forums for two main reasons :
- to start getting to know other attendees beforehand, which will make your retreat experience fuller
- to gain access to a "members only" part of the forums that is specifically for and about the retreat, where you will find more information about the retreat
Your place at the retreat will only be reserved once you have booked and paid for your place. If you book early, you will also be given a choice of room. We have only 40 places available, and will be operating on a "first come, first served" basis, so booking early is a good idea.
Priority will be given to members of GCE (Gay Christian Europe). However, if we have not filled up the required number of places before the booking closing date, we may make those available to other European LGBT Christians who may wish to join us.
Deadline for booking : 11th June 2014 (if paying via Paypal instant payment as booking money needs to be recieved by that date) OR sooner if we run out of places before then. No bookings will be possible after that date.
GCE (Gay Christian Europe) reserves the right to decline bookings from people who have caused trouble at previous retreats (or made people feel uncomfortable with their advances), and to people who have used our retreat as a geographical base to do their own activity that week-end.
Payments can only be made as a one off payment, and are usually done via Paypal (which also offers a Credit Card payment option if you don't have a Paypal account). We can also offer Bank Transfer if preferable.