I just got back from a retreat at L’abri in Hampshire. L’Abri (French for “the Shelter”) is a beautiful sprawling manor house in the countryside and home to a christian community, about 10 permenent ‘workers’ and 30 to 40 visitors or students. They have a nice rhythm of work, study and relaxation, and mealtimes are given over to discussions on all sorts of topics. It is very welcoming and I felt immediately at home there and met a fantastic bunch of people. It turns out that they know COTC quite well, and have had lots of people from here visit them in the past. I have been meaning to go for years since I read Schaeffer’s writings, but am very glad that I finally got round to it.

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