Bible study & worship

Check out what our guests have to say about the way Bible study and worship integrates into a relaxed holiday. These optional morning and evening sessions last less than 60 minutes but are an important part of the holiday experience for many guests.

Scroll down the page for a list of speakers and worship leaders through the season.

Bible study outdoors

Every week at Le Pas Opton you’ll find quality Bible teaching with popular speakers from Spring Harvest and other Christian organisations. Our optional morning Bible study gives you an opportunity to grab a coffee and croissant and enjoy the teaching on offer.

The topics are thought provoking and provide spiritual food for the day. From July to the end of August, with kids’ clubs running concurrently with the Bible studies, you can sit back and relax with the peace of mind that our team of children’s workers are looking after your little ones.

Then, later in the day, evening celebrations are a great place to join with family and new friends for a short time of worship, testimonies and short talks.

On Sunday morning the week culminates in a family celebration, with kids presenting a drama, song or testimony from their groups. The whole service is family-focused, with all-age worship, prayer and preaching.

Every organised activity will be planned carefully to conform to the latest French government restrictions and advice regarding Covid-19. Since the situation is ever-changing, please see here for our latest information.

Speakers & worship leaders

5 July
Brian More
Brian More

Brian leads the team at Newton Mearns Baptist church in Glasgow and is involved with Spring Harvest.

A former fisherman, he likes the challenge of teaching the Bible in today’s society. Married to Janet, they have two children who are LPO fans!

    Jim Rogers
    Jim rogers

    Jim is on the staff of Freedom Church Romsey.

    He first led worship at LPO in 2017, and together with his wife and two children he has been back every year since!

      12 July
      Damian Wharton
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      Damian is the general director of Scripture Union Northern Ireland who have a vision to see all people transformed by God’s good news.

      In his spare time you’ll find him spending time with his family, going out for a run or drinking good coffee!

        Stu Barbour
        Stu barbour

        Originally from Scotland, songwriter Stu Barbour now lives with his family in West Sussex where he is the worship pastor at The Point Church of England in Burgess Hill. As well as writing songs about his Christian faith, he writes songs about social justice and the environment.

        Recently he has had the privilege of taking some of his worship team from The Point to lead worship at prayer meetings for the government at The Houses of Parliament in the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft.

          19 July
          Phil Knox
          Phil Knox 2

          Phil Knox is the head of mission to young adults at the Evangelical Alliance. He lives to see people come to know Jesus and Christians inspired and equipped to share their faith.

          He has a passion for his generation, the local church, loves learning and has degrees in law and mission and evangelism.

          Phil is married to Dani and they have two sons, Caleb and Jos.

            Jafeth & Sifra Bekx
            Jafeth en sifra bekx

            Jafeth and Sifra are passionate about worship, music and God's world. They are the heart of Dutch worship band Insalvation. Jafeth wrote the song Fill this House with your Glory which has been recorded on Spring Harvest's live album by Kees Kraayenoord. They are fluent in English and looking forward to leading an international gathering in praise. Jafeth & Sifra have two young daughters.

            26 July
            Phil Knox
            Phil Knox 2

            Phil Knox is the head of mission to young adults at the Evangelical Alliance. He lives to see people come to know Jesus and Christians inspired and equipped to share their faith.

            He has a passion for his generation, the local church, loves learning and has degrees in law and mission and evangelism.

            Phil is married to Dani and they have two sons, Caleb and Jos.

              Matt Marvane
              Matt Marvane

              Matt is a musician and songwriter whose music has reached into the mainstream world alongside his worship leading. He loves music and he loves Jesus. With several albums to his name, including collaboration with world-renowned songwriter Paul Baloche, he is one of France's most influential worship leaders and it will be a privilege to welcome him to Le Pas Opton. Matt serves as a church pastor in Lyon and previously studied theology in the UK.

                2 August
                Kees Kraayenoord
                Kees Kraaynoord

                Kees grew up in the traditional Dutch Reformed Church. At 17, he became involved with YWAM and now works with Worship Central.

                Kees has released a number of albums and now leads worship both in his native Netherlands and internationally.

                  Kees Kraayenoord
                  Kees Kraaynoord

                  Kees grew up in the traditional Dutch Reformed Church. At 17, he became involved with YWAM and now works with Worship Central.

                  Kees has released a number of albums and now leads worship both in his native Netherlands and internationally.

                    9 August
                    Sam Blake
                    Sam Blake 2

                    Sam is a British Worship Leader, musician and songwriter, based in West London. Married to Rachel, they have four children; Caleb, Levi, Talitha & Naomi. Sam currently serves as both the Worship Pastor of a large, vibrant multi-ethnic Elim church, in Ealing, and as National Director for Elim Sound.

                      Sam Blake
                      Sam Blake 2

                      Sam is a British Worship Leader, musician and songwriter, based in West London. Married to Rachel, they have four children; Caleb, Levi, Talitha & Naomi. Sam currently serves as both the Worship Pastor of a large, vibrant multi-ethnic Elim church, in Ealing, and as National Director for Elim Sound.

                        16 August
                        Stu Barbour
                        Stu barbour

                        Originally from Scotland, songwriter Stu Barbour now lives with his family in West Sussex where he is the worship pastor at The Point Church of England in Burgess Hill. As well as writing songs about his Christian faith, he writes songs about social justice and the environment.

                        Recently he has had the privilege of taking some of his worship team from The Point to lead worship at prayer meetings for the government at The Houses of Parliament in the Chapel of St Mary Undercroft.

                          23 August
                          Michele Guinness
                          Michele guinness 1

                          Raised in a practising Jewish family, Michele worked in the media for many years, eventually becoming Head of Communications for the NHS in Cumbria and Lancashire. She retired to write and uses insights from her Jewish background in many, best-selling books, including her latest, The Contemporary Woman, published this year.


                            Peter Guinness
                            Peter Guinness

                            Peter is retired from full time ministry having led lively churches in Northern England, the Midlands and Gillingham in Kent. He enjoys exploring Scripture with groups and in preaching - especially the Hebraic roots of Jesus. He and Michele live in France for parts of the year and are involved in a French rural community and church.

                              John Fisher
                              John fisher

                              John Fisher played drums for Chaka Khan, Mica Paris, Denise Williams and London Community Gospel Choir (LCGC) before starting IDMC Gospel Choir. IDMC celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2019 with a 30-date international tour.

                              Steeped in Gospel music from an early age, John has worked with LCGC’s Basil Meade and Karen Gibson of Kingdom Choir, now famous for their part in the 2018 Royal Wedding.

                              John’s schools project We sing, U sing has helped thousands of young people to learn and experience Gospel music for themselves – including spectacular finale concerts with the IDMC choir and band. His teaching experience, musical genius and above all his love for Jesus Christ blend together as he leads and inspires at LPO in 2021.

                              30 August
                              Luke and Becci Bacon

                              Luke and Becci are involved in leadership at a large Anglican church in south-east England. They will be sharing the ministry and speaking through this week.

                                Luke Bacon
                                Luke Bacon

                                Luke is a London based singer, songwriter and worship leader. His journey has seen him live in five countries, spending many years in Botswana before settling in the UK in his teens. As well as writing and performing his own music, Luke is passionate about leading worship and has been involved in leading at churches, events and festivals across the UK and Europe.

                                  6 September
                                  Sarah Whittleston
                                  Sarah Whittleston

                                  Sarah is a Pastor of Elim Life Church in Birmingham and leads Elim's national prayer network. She will be known to Spring Harvesters as one of the presenters of Spring Harvest Home 2021. Having holidayed at LPO twice before, she's now excited about the opportunity to be involved in life-changing ministry at Houseparty.

                                    Carla Irving
                                    Carla Irving

                                    Carla is worship leader at Elim Family Church in Eastbourne, East Sussex. She also leads worship for the wider Elim family and now for us at LPO! She and Sarah our speaker are great friends so we look forward to their ministry together.

                                      13 September
                                      Chris Sinkinson
                                      Chris sinkinson

                                      When he’s not lecturing at Moorlands College or doing an archaeological dig in Gallilee, Dr Chris Sinkinson may be found playing board games.

                                      He has written various books and articles, and also speaks at churches and events and on radio, around the UK and beyond.

                                        TBC
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                                        We'll update you soon about the speaker for this week.

                                          20 September