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2017 Retreats at Launde

We’re delighted to introduce our exciting 2017 programme of retreats here at Launde Abbey. We’ve got some fabulous speakers and leaders coming, and we’re looking forward to welcoming you to be a part of it too!


Epiphany Retreat / Chris Webb

Friday 13th – Sunday 15th January

Exploring the Labyrinth of Life: a Sewing Retreat / Claire Goode

Monday 16th – Friday 20th January

Moving Pictures: Faith and Film / Fr John Gribben CR

Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd January


Pioneer Retreat: The Risk of Creative Living / Ric Stott

Wednesday 1st – Friday 3rd February

Songs of Faith and Doubt: Finding God in Poetry / John Florance

Monday 6th – Wednesday 8th February


People of Peace and Protest in the Gospel / Pádraig Ó Tuama

Monday 20th – Wednesday 22nd March

Lent Retreat: God, King or Footwasher / Trevor Dennis

Monday 20th – Thursday 23rd March

Spiritual Experience Retreat

Friday 24th – Sunday 26th March


Signs of Hope: An Eco Weekend / Kevin Durrant and Brian Davis

Friday 7th – Sunday 9th April

Holy Week Retreat: Journey to the Cross / The Launde Community

Monday 10th – Thursday 13th April

Easter Retreat / Cathy Davis and Emily Walker

Tuesday 18th – Thursday 20th April


Gardening Holiday / Brian Davis

Monday 1st – Friday 5th May

In This Moment: Exploring a Mindful Life / Mark Godson

Monday 8th – Thursday 11th May

Learning the Language of the Soul / Andrew D Mayes

Monday 22nd – Wednesday 24th May

Enneagram Retreat / Simon Parke

Monday 22nd – Friday 26th May

3 Day Individually Guided Retreat / Glenn Martin

Monday 22nd – Friday 26th May


Communion, Conversation, Contemplation: Thomas Merton’s Prophetic Practice / Gary Hall

Friday 9th – Sunday 11th June

Wholeness and Healing Retreat

Friday 16th – Sunday 18th June


A Bad Christian’s Creed: Faith in the 21st Century / Dave Tomlinson

Monday 10th – Wednesday 12th July

Creative Journaling / Jackie Thackray and Karen Herrick

Tuesday 11th – Thursday 13th July

Icon Painting Retreat / Peter Murphy

Monday 17th – Friday 21st July

Taste and See: A Semi-Silent Retreat for Beginners / Cathy Davis

Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd July

Faith, Hope and Charity: Rowan Williams

Thursday 27th – Sunday 30th July


The Bishop’s School of Prayer / Martyn Snow, Bishop of Leicester

Wednesday 2nd – Sunday 6th August

3 Day Individually Guided Retreat / Glenn Martin

Monday 14th – Friday 18th August


Sustaining Joy / Paul Swann

Monday 11th – Thursday 14th September

Walking Holiday / Emily Walker

Monday 25th – Friday 29th September


Gardening Holiday / Brian Davis

Monday 2nd – Friday 6th October

Women and Men as God Intended / John Bell

Monday 30th October – Friday 3rd November


Ignatian Exercises: Parts One, Two and Three / Rosemary Moffat

Monday 6th – Friday 17th November

Advent Retreat / Warden of Launde Abbey

Tuesday 21st – Friday 24th November


God-Soaked Life: A Retreat before Christmas / Chris Webb

Friday 8th – Sunday 10th December




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