Writing Holidays 2020 and 2021




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

 Ashburnham's beautiful setting, space and prayerful atmosphere provide a safe, encouraging place for everyone to share new things together
 Chris loves to see people grow in confidence and friendship on the  writing holidays she leads 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 brings something different and often unexpected  each time and to each individual.

Chris’ 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,
while the final evening proves a special time as we break  bread together. P1004136

Our June break had to be cancelled because of Covid lock-down

 but the one from 19 - 23 October can run under the new Government regulations.

 My theme is ‘Turning
Cost for each is 268 standard room, 318 en-suite, with 33 off per person if two share a room.
Booking through Ashburnham via their website or on 01424 892244

Next year’s dates are 22 to 26 March or  18 to 22 October 2021

Please be praying for Ashburnham at this time, when all their income has dried up but expenses continue.
And be praying for Nigel and Julie too (see below.)

 Nigel and Julie Cameron joined John and myself for both of the 2019 writing breaks at Ashburnham, helping to make them very special
 Extremely talented, classically trained musicians, they gave a concert with a Celtic theme, led some outstanding worship,
played to inspire our writing, told lots of amazing stories, acted as their Spirit-filled, inspiring selves
and joined in the writing too. They have plenty of true and faith-building stories and will be with us again

See more on the websites of Sounds of Wonder, Celtish and Epiphany - some of the groups and organisations they work with.
Nigel and Julie are, like the rest of us, holed up and social distancing but generously keep posting music they have just written
See the video section of their Sounds of Wonder website, which is truly inspiring and beautiful.

Don’t miss out on these very special Ashburnham  writing breaks! Tell your friends!

Below is a view from the terrace and one of the three lakes on a frosty morning



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

Chris Leonard Writing