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Developing Your Creative Identity


Developing your Creative Identity School and Retreat -
2nd - 6th April 2018

A 5 day school and retreat with inspiring and impacting teaching by Ray Hughes, Stephen Roach and guest appearance by Martin Neil.  There will be sessions for practical skills and plenty of time for creative worship.

This school is aimed at those who are already stepping out in their creative gift - worship leaders, designers, craftspeople, artists, session musicians, singer songwriters, authors, creative entrepreneurs etc. 


This school is hosted by Matt & Bethan Venn with teaching from:

Ray Hughes - A hugely respected Father of the Faith, teacher and story teller.  Ray is a clear, prophetic voice, singer-songwriter and revival historian.

Stephen Roach - Multi-instrumentalist, poet, author and teacher.  A founding member of folk band Songs of Water and pioneering visionary of The Breath and the Clay conference  and Mystics and Makers podcasts.

Martin Neil - Percussionist and drummer with Kevin Prosch and founder of Voices from the Nations.
Martin has wonderfully inspiring stories to tell about his travels and experiences with other cultures.  He has worked with hundreds of professional musicians and played on Stephen Roach's first album.


The school is at Lox Lane Farm, Dorset. It starts with Dinner on Easter Monday (2nd April) and runs through to lunch on Friday 6th April. You can arrive on site from 5pm, dinner is at 6pm. There will be worship and an introductory session on the Monday evening, with 3 sessions a day on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday morning, we will have a session of impartation and commissioning.

All meals are provided during the school, with unlimited tea and coffee throughout the day. All rooms are en-suite, with double or twin beds, so either bring a friend or be prepared to share with a new one!

Students staying on site, must be 18 or over, but non-residential students can be 16+.  This particular school is not suitable for children and there are no childcare facilities.  (If you want to attend our events as a family, please come to our Conference on 30th and 31st March 2018).

There will be an opportunity to bless Ray, Stephen & Martin, when we take up an offering, towards the end of the School.


£300 non-residential, Mon 6pm - Friday 2:30pm. Includes lunch and dinner, unlimited tea and coffee.

£365 residential, Mon 5pm - Friday 2:30pm. For those staying with their spouse or a friend, new or old. Includes en-suite room, breakfast, lunch and dinner, unlimited tea and coffee. Twin room or double, to be shared.

£410 residential, sole occupancy. For those who prefer time alone. Mon 5pm - Friday 2:30pm. Includes en-suite room, breakfast, lunch and dinner, unlimited tea and coffee. Own bedroom.

Lox Lane is easy to reach by road and rail, being close to the A303 and on the Waterloo line from London to Gillingham Railway Station.  

For more information, or to apply for a place, please email:

You will then be sent an application form by return.

We can't wait to hear from you!..