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. Gordon Thompson
We welcome the Rev. Gordon Thompson as our Evangelist at this year’s Christian Ashram. He is no stranger to the Christian Ashram and many of you will remember him. Brother Gordon is a graduate of Wycliffe College, Toronto, and has been in ordained Ministry for over twenty five years. He is the Senior Pastor in The Anglican Parish of Chatham, Miramichi, NB, where he has served since January 2006. This Church has a reputation as being friendly and welcoming and is known as one which stands on the truth of the word of God. Gordon has spoken at many retreats and conferences including the Atlantic Christian Ashram, the New Brunswick Christian Ashram, and   various one-day Ashrams. He has a passion for preaching and teaching, especially the Good News of Salvation in Jesus Christ. Gordon was born in Campbellton, NB and has been married to his wife Bell for 43 years. They have three grown children and three grandchildren. We look forward to his ministry as Evangelist at this year’s Ashram.



Rev. Dr. Phyllis Nesbitt
We are pleased to welcome Sister Phyllis Nesbitt as our Bible Study Leader at this year’s Christian Ashram. Phyllis was a Registered Nurse before hearing the call to become an ordained minister in the Congregational Christian Church in Canada. She was ordained in 1994 and earned a PhD in Administration and Leadership Development in 2011. She ministered in NB and her native NS before moving to Toronto in 2004 to serve as National Director for the Canadian Bible Society. Since returning to Dartmouth she has served as Intentional Interim Pastor in Baptist churches in that area. She is also the theme speaker at conferences, conducts workshops, and teaches on leadership development, conflict management, as well as both corporate and personal spiritual formation. Phyllis was the Bible Study Leader at the NB Ashram in 2010 as well as Evangelist there in 2014. We look forward to her ministry as Bible Study Leader at this year’s Ashram

   July 15 – 20

Rev. Robin Trevors

Bible Study Leader
Rev. Jerry Reddy

  Talks are now Available

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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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