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Lark Rise Retreats Guest Leaders

The Rev’d Dr John Bell

Minister of the Church of Scotland and Member of the Iona Community

John has worked for over 30 years in the areas of music, worship, spirituality and social justice. He conducts workshops and seminars across the globe and, with his colleagues, develops new and accessible liturgical materials. He is an occasional broadcaster and contributor to Radio 4’s Thought for the Day.

Andrew Dotchin

Vicar of Felixstowe, St John the Baptist with St Edmund

Andrew Dotchin is a Franciscan Tertiary and Vicar of St John the Baptist, Felixstowe. Born in East Anglia he completed his early education at the Royal Hospital School near Ipswich. He was ordained in South Africa and has a BTh (hons) from the University of South Africa as well as a Post-Graduate qualification from Anglia Ruskin University in Pastoral and Contextual Theology. An experienced Retreat Conductor and Spiritual Director he has a special heart for those who are on the margins of society and whose voices are often unheard. He enjoys American Rules Football, Hang Gliding and having Monday as a day off when he has time to play with his Grandson.

Sarah Wallington-Smith

The richness of attending retreats herself has led Sarah to develop her own ministry as a retreat leader over several years.

On moving to Suffolk in 2015 Sarah trained as a spiritual director with the Cambridge course, and now walks alongside fellow pilgrims & directees. She enjoys walking with her dogs, gardening, needlework and singing. She dabbles in writing what may loosely be called, poetry!

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