About Us

Your hosts Rev Andrew Rea and his wife Jean.

Andrew was ordained as a priest in 2006 after working all his life in child protection and as a Children’s Guardian (representing children in care proceedings)

After moving permanently with Jean to Spain in 2012, Andrew was a priest within the Church of England.

In 2016 Andrew and Jean moved to Calasparra from Torrevieja area to start The Olive Grove Retreat.

In January 2019 Andrew was officially licensed as a priest in the Episcopal Church of Spain(Anglican communion headed by the Archbishop of Canterbury)

Andrew serves the congregation from the Calasparra region who meet on Sundays at 11am in the Chapel, and serves the local British community.

He is also the Chaplain of the Murcia Branch of The Royal British Legion.

Jean is a member of the Pastoral Care UK( Association of Christian Counsellors) and has many years experience working with persons of faith and none.

The Olive Grove Retreat is open to anyone who needs a short space in their life for peace and reflection, whether they wish to be alone during their stay and enjoy the beautiful walks spend time in the chapel or talk confidentially with Andrew or Jean , the choice is yours.

The important thing is that when you leave The Olive Grove Retreat you feel refreshed and ready to move on with your life.

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