ashram_outsideThe Atlantic Christian Ashram

The Atlantic Christian Ashram began in 1969. This 5-day retreat is held each year in July at the Berwick Campgrounds in Berwick, NS, Canada. The campgrounds are rented from the United Church Camp Meeting Association and consist of over 25 acres on the edge of the town in the beautiful Annapolis Valley. It is a unique setting beneath a canopy of 100-foot tall hemlock trees.

What is a Christian Ashram?

A Christian Ashram is a unique retreat that is Christ-centered and gives individuals an opportunity to discover Christian answers for victorious daily living in the 21st century while proclaiming
Jesus is Lord!


Rev. Stephen Fenton
We are pleased to welcome Brother Stephen Fenton as our Evangelist at this year’s Atlantic Christian Ashram. Rev. Stephen was born and raised in Northern Ireland, leaving there in 1982 to take up a pastorate in Prince Edward Island. Since 1982 he has ministered in churches either in PEI or his beloved Cape Breton. He is presently teaching full time at Munro Academy a Christian School with two Campuses in Cape Breton. He is involved in preaching and teaching in various churches on the Island. He lives in the spectacular Bras’dor with his childhood sweetheart and two out of his seven Children. He also has ten grandchildren with another on the way God willing in August 2019. We look forward to his ministry as the Evangelist at this year’s Ashram


Rev. Anna Robbins
We are pleased to welcome Sister Anna Robbins as our Bible Study Leader at this year’s Atlantic Christian Ashram. Anna is a leader committed to serve the mission of Christ’s church locally and globally, with faithful integrity that applies the gospel to real-life issues and relationships with justice, innovation, academic rigour, and joyful expectation. She has an international profile in theology and apologetics, ethics, and contemporary culture, and is sought after as a speaker and teacher. Anna came to faith at a young age in Saint John, New Brunswick. She completed a Bachelor of Arts in political science at Carleton University in 1989, and later graduated from Acadia University with a Master of Religious Education in 1993 and a Master of Arts (Theology) in 1997. She served several churches as an ordained minister of the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada. Near the end of her doctoral studies in Wales (PhD 2001), she was appointed to the faculty of the London School of Theology in the UK where she served for 12 years as a teacher and academic leader. In London, she was theological consultant to organizations including Theos, Christians in Politics, Tearfund, and the Evangelical Alliance. She served on the council of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and was a British delegate to the Baptist World Alliance. Her research graduates serve in diverse teaching and leadership positions around the world.

In 2012, she returned to Nova Scotia with her family, to join the faculty at Acadia Divinity College. In addition to teaching, she has served the College as the Academic Dean (2012-2016), Director of Doctoral Studies (2012-2018), Vice-President (2016-2019), and the first Director of the Andrew D. MacRae Centre for Christian Faith and Culture (2016-present).

Since July 2019, Anna has served as President of Acadia Divinity College and Dean of Theology of Acadia University. Dr. Robbins also sits in the Dr. Millard R. Cherry Chair of Theology, Ethics and Culture, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Theological Schools. Anna continues to write, travel, and speak widely with a passion to help people engage well with matters of contemporary culture and faith. We look forward to her ministry as the Bible Study Leader at this year’s Ashram.


Looking Forward to seeing all  July 16 -21, 2022

For more info contact any of the Twelve. 

Rev. Stephen Fenton

Bible Study Leader
  Rev. Anna Robbins

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 Berwick Campgrounds

115 Commercial Street
Berwick, Nova Scotia, Canada
(902) 538-9380

A Christian Retreat Since 1969

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