Feature Weeks

Every week is a holiday week at Le Pas Opton. Check out these options to add something special to your holiday, from a spiritual retreat to a gathering of Board gamers.

This week our speaker is Rachel Jordan-Wolf from Hope Together. Rachel's looking forward to working with our worship leader, Gospel legend John Fisher with members of his award-winning IDMC Gospel Soul Choir. John and friends will be offering Gospel singing workshops and the week will include a highlight Gospel worship concert.

Guests young and old will have the chance to learn up close from highly experienced Gospel musicians and singers. Join the workshops and you'll also be able to join the concert choir at the weekend when more musicians will fly out from the UK to climax this special week.

Gospel Choir Holiday

22 August - 29 August

Speakers & worship leaders

Micha Jazz
Micha Jazz

Micha is Guardian of St. Cuthbert's Oratory, a home of prayer, reflection and retreat. A qualified spiritual director, spiritual coach and retreat leader, he is the writer of the popular daily Bible reading notes Every Day with Jesus.

“Over the past few years my wife Jayne and I have enabled many people to find new rhythms, greater depth and fresh life in their relationship with God” says Micha. “We’re excited and looking forward to sharing with guests at Le Pas Opton in its unique holiday environment.”

Neil O'Boyle
Neil O Boyle

Neil is National Director of British Youth for Christ. He is passionate about evangelism and has a wealth of experience in visionary leadership and team building, innovation and communication, as well as knowledge and understanding of missiology, culture and religious diversity.

And if all that sounds a bit confusing, you can be sure Neil's a great communicator who builds natural rapport with young and old alike!

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      Gareth Hillier
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      Gareth, often known as Gaz, is the Faith in the Family Networker at Care for the Family. He is a church leader with a passion for equipping churches and parents to build and inspire faith in the home as well as reach and impact the communities around them. Gaz is a passionate, sport-loving Welshman married to Lois and they have two young children. As a family they love to travel and go on adventures – the next one will be in France in June!

        Luke Bacon
        Luke Bacon

        Luke is a London based singer, songwriter and worship leader. His journey has seen him live in five countries, spending many years in Botswana before settling in the UK in his teens. As well as writing and performing his own music, Luke is passionate about leading worship and has been involved in leading at churches, events and festivals across the UK and Europe.

          Gareth Hillier
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          Gareth, often known as Gaz, is the Faith in the Family Networker at Care for the Family. He is a church leader with a passion for equipping churches and parents to build and inspire faith in the home as well as reach and impact the communities around them. Gaz is a passionate, sport-loving Welshman married to Lois and they have two young children. As a family they love to travel and go on adventures – the next one will be in France in June!

            Luke Bacon
            Luke Bacon

            Luke is a London based singer, songwriter and worship leader. His journey has seen him live in five countries, spending many years in Botswana before settling in the UK in his teens. As well as writing and performing his own music, Luke is passionate about leading worship and has been involved in leading at churches, events and festivals across the UK and Europe.

              Rachael Orrell
              Rachael Orrell

              Rachael is CEO of Saltmine Theatre Company. She has also been a speaker at Spring Harvest for many years. Passionate about the Bible, creative communication and building God's church, she's been a regular favourite at LPO for many years.

                Dave Stephenson
                Dave Stephenson

                Dave leads one of the congregations of Rising Brook Church in Stafford – the church led by regular Spring Harvest speaker Martin Young. He studied music and worship at Nexus Academy and music production at Staffordshire University.

                  Rachel Jordan-Wolf
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                  Rachel is Chief Executive of Hope Together, a catalyst bringing churches together to transform their communities. She was previously an advisor on evangelism to the Archbishop of Canterbury. She has a PhD in church history, and has worked amongst prostitutes and drug addicts in Amsterdam’s red light district.

                  John Fisher
                  John fisher

                  John Fisher played drums for Chaka Khan, Mica Paris, Denise Williams and London Community Gospel Choir (LCGC) before starting IDMC Gospel Choir. IDMC celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2019 with a 30-date international tour.

                  Steeped in Gospel music from an early age, John has worked with LCGC’s Basil Meade and Karen Gibson of Kingdom Choir, now famous for their part in the 2018 Royal Wedding.

                  John’s schools project We sing, U sing has helped thousands of young people to learn and experience Gospel music for themselves – including spectacular finale concerts with the IDMC choir and band. His teaching experience, musical genius and above all his love for Jesus Christ blend together as he leads and inspires.

                  IDMC
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                  IDMC includes up to 25 members from various Christian backgrounds plus a small group of professional musicians. They have amassed nine albums including one recorded at Le Pas Opton in 2012.

                  The choir were finalists in BBC Songs of Praise Gospel Choir of the Year in 2018 when they also won Premier Radio’s Gospel Choir of the Year and an Urban Music Award for Best Gospel Act 2018.

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                      Chris Sinkinson
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                      When he’s not lecturing at Moorlands College or doing an archaeological dig in Gallilee, Dr Chris Sinkinson may be found playing board games.

                      He has written various books and articles, and also speaks at churches and events and on radio, around the UK and beyond.

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                          Mike & Sandy Fitton
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                          Mike is UK National Chairman of the Christian Motorcyclists Association. He and Sandy travel across the UK and beyond, often by motorbike of course, speaking at bikers gatherings and churches.

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