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. Perry Cooper
We are pleased to welcome Brother Perry Cooper as our Bible Study Leader at this year’s Atlantic Christian Ashram. Rev. Perry was raised in the small fishing village of Trinity East, Newfoundland.   One of four boys, Perry along with his other siblings grew up in a home where family life and church life were intertwined.   At the age of 15 during time of Bible reading and prayer, Perry experienced an intense infilling of the Holy Spirit and shortly thereafter a call placed on his life to persue ministry.   In 1987 at the age of 21, Perry entered the Church Army College of Evangelism and in 1989 was commisioned an Evangelist in the Anglican Church of Canada.  In 1997 Perry was ordained a Deacon and in 1998 he was ordained a Priest.   Over the years Perry has served in Manitoba; Newfoundland; Ontario; Northwest Territories; Yukon and currently Miramichi, New Brunswick.  Perry received his theological training from Church Army College of Evangelism and Thorneloe University. After 30 years of ministry, Perry still has a heart for the hurting and the lost, and nothing brings him more joy than seeing a person come alive in their faith. Perry’s favourite book of the Bible is John’s Gospel along with his favourite verse being John 1:12 ” But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God.”

Perry is married to Kallie, his wife of 27 years. They have two children: Victoria, who is married to the Rev. Jeffrey Blackwood – Grand Falls/Windsor, NL and  son Jonah who  lives in Miramichi.  Perry is an avid outdoorsman and passionate conservationist.  His hobbies include hunting, fishing, canoeing, hiking, camping, mentoring youth through Big Brothers Big Sisters and catering to two orange house cats named Tim and Nellie.

Perry and Kallie have attended two consecutive Ashrams and have dearly loved their time spent with the Ashram family. We look forward to his minsrty as the Bible Study Leader at this year’s Ashram.

Due to the COVID-19 2020 Ashram has been Cancelled Until July 10-15, 2021.

You are invited to be part of some Virtual Ashrams which will be on Zoom.

The first one is being planned for late May or early June location TBA.

The second will be from Redwood (USA) June 28-July 3, 2020.

The third will be hosted by BC and ONT. July 10-13th.

More info to Follow.

Rev. Stephen Fenton

Bible Study Leader
  Rev. Perry Cooper

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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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