As you look ahead into the new year, have you thought about planning a retreat into your diary?
There are many different places to go, and one particular community in the south west is the Sheldon Community, in the heart of Devon countryside, not far from Exeter.
Sheldon says, "Our primary vocation is to support people in Christian ministry. Having journeyed alongside thousands of clergy and ministers and their spouses, we know something of the dreams and nightmares, the joys and risks of this particular and peculiar calling.
We understand something of the strains ministry can place on domestic life, physical and mental health, finances and faith.
Our expertise derives from experience more than qualifications, partly because we have been pioneers in this field. We're good in a crisis and just pleased to see you for your retreat, sabbatical, time out or making quality time together."
I have been to Sheldon several times myself, and I can recommend the quality of care, the peace and quiet and the gentle hospitality.
Have a look for yourself on their website - and book that retreat in your diary!