A place of encounter, equipping and engagement

Training centre, place of prayer,
house of worship, base for mission…

Bethanie (directions here), our centre for training and prayer in Normandy, is a former cider and cheese farm some 40km from the city of Caen. consisting of two houses, a multi-purpose meeting room and a number of ancillary buildings, Bethanie offers comfortable farmhouse accommodation for up to 18 guests.

The LACEY centre, our multi-purpose meeting space, is suitable for gatherings of up to 50 people and offers a coffee area, a multi-media equipped meeting space, a permanent prayer room and a dining room for 40 covers.

Our bedrooms are mostly shared, offering three triple rooms, all en-suite, three doubles and two singles.

Set in four acres of fields and gardens, Bethanie sits in the “Vallée de La Vie” (the Valley of Life), a peaceful rural location. The town of Livarot, population 2,200, is 4km away, and is the home of one of France’s most highly prized cheeses. The Cathedral city of Lisieux is 20km away and Caen, ancient home of William the Conquerer, is 50km.

As well as being the hub for our pray.48, and live.for.others activities, Bethanie regularly hosts local church gatherings and conference events.

Worship is the discovery of God’s heart for you – your heart transformed by his love.

Mission is the discovery of God’s heart for his world – your heart gripped by his dreams.

Bethanie is a place where the heart of worship and the heart of mission collide, changing your heart forever.

Individual and group visits are also possible when programme schedules allow. The site is particularly suitable for house-group and leadership team retreats: contact us for available dates. We look forward to welcoming you to a place where we have truly tasted the blessings of God…