Writing Holidays 2020 and 2021



ASHBURNHAM Place, near Battle, East Sussex- imagine writing here!

 The last writing break, in September 13 - 16, 2022 with the theme of ‘Roots and ‘Roots’ and, as it fell the period of national mourning for Queen Elizabeth II, we went deep, with many using writing to express their own losses. But we laughed and sang as well as mourned together and it was a good, if unusual, time.

Two more are scheduled for 2023, both on the theme of  ‘Outside and Inside’. Dates:  6 - 9 June and 19 - 22 September

Ashburnham's beautiful setting, space and prayerful atmosphere provide a safe, encouraging place
 for everyone to share new things together
 I  love to see people grow in confidence and friendship on the  writing holidays I lead and beautiful Ashburnham always
 provides a  safe, encouraging place for people to produce more than they thought  possible.
 It’s a delight to watch the Holy Spirit at work within all the creativity,
how He ubrings something different and often unexpected  each time and to each individual.

My themed morning workshops use pictures, words and music to  inspire you.
No writing experience is necessary, only something to write with and on, plus your willingness to have a go.
Afternoons are free to write, read, walk, chat, pray, doze,
then everyone shares some of that  day’s work in a small group before dinner.
There’s plenty of time to  laugh and relax over meals and during some DIY entertainment in the  evenings,
and we spend time in worship too.

Nigel and Julie Cameron joined John and myself on both of the 2019 writing breaks at Ashburnham, and have continued to make subsequent ones very special . They too love Ashburnham and we are delighted that they are able to be with us, helping in so many ways, on these other breaks that are planned
 Extremely talented, classically trained musicians, they often give us a concert with a Celtic theme, as well as leading some outstanding worship,
playing to inspire our writing, telling lots of amazing stories and generally acting as their Spirit-filled, inspiring selves
They even  joined in the writing too. See more on the websites of Sounds of Wonder, Celtish and Epiphany - some of the groups and organisations they work with.

 P1004136To book go to www.ashburnham.org.uk or phone 01424 894201

Fully inclusive cost in ensuite room just 219 - 249 (in 2022)

Below is a view from the terrace and one of the three lakes on a frosty morning. Ashburnham remains beautiful and inspiring whatever the season.



View from the terrace                                                                                                  One of Ashburnham’s lakes on a frosty March morning

Chris Leonard Writing