Sorry, no Half Term holidays at LPO in 2021! But start dreaming now about this affordable family next year.
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.
Sorry, no Retreat Holiday in 2021! But we plan to run this special event next year: holiday, retreat and a renewed encounter with God.
Be Still and Know: Retreat
Sadly, we can't run this week in 2021. But we plan to be back next year with our friends from Saltmine - bringing together art, photography, writing and drama - all in one holiday!
Our worship leader this week is Gospel legend John Fisher. We're expecting a quiet week with an international mix of guests but that won't stop us enjoying a true Gospel vibe in the worship times. John and friends will be offering Gospel singing workshops and the week will include a highlight Gospel worship concert.
Speakers Michele and Peter Guinness live in the Haute Vienne region of France. They will be sharing from their years of ministry experience in the media, church, publishing and broadcasting.
23 August - 30 August
This holiday week has been re-scheduled from June into this slot (30 August - 6 September) just after the end of the school summer holidays. Enjoy the warm weather at a time when LPO, the beaches and the whole area is a little less busy - and prices are more accessible!
30 August - 6 September
A fun, relaxing, sociable holiday geared particularly for adults. But all ages welcome in 2021!
6 September - 13 September
A holiday in France playing board games with friendly people for a whole week.
Board Games Holiday
13 September - 20 September
Speakers & worship leaders
Raised in a practising Jewish family, Michele worked in the media for many years, eventually becoming Head of Communications for the NHS in Cumbria and Lancashire. She retired to write and uses insights from her Jewish background in many, best-selling books, including her latest, The Contemporary Woman, published this year.
Peter is retired from full time ministry having led lively churches in Northern England, the Midlands and Gillingham in Kent. He enjoys exploring Scripture with groups and in preaching - especially the Hebraic roots of Jesus. He and Michele live in France for parts of the year and are involved in a French rural community and church.
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 at LPO in 2021.
Luke and Becci are involved in leadership at a large Anglican church in south-east England. They will be sharing the ministry and speaking through this week.
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.
Sarah is a Pastor of Elim Life Church in Birmingham and leads Elim's national prayer network. She will be known to Spring Harvesters as one of the presenters of Spring Harvest Home 2021. Having holidayed at LPO twice before, she's now excited about the opportunity to be involved in life-changing ministry at Houseparty.
Carla is worship leader at Elim Family Church in Eastbourne, East Sussex. She also leads worship for the wider Elim family and now for us at LPO! She and Sarah our speaker are great friends so we look forward to their ministry together.
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.
We'll update you soon about the speaker for this week.