About Launde Abbey

Welcome to Launde Abbey
Christian Retreat House & Conference Centre

About Launde Abbey

Launde Abbey is a beautiful Christian Retreat House and Conference Centre set in the heart of England. We are open to the whole church and the wider community through the generous support of the Church of England Dioceses of Leicester and Peterborough, and every year we welcome thousands of visitors to a unique experience of warm hospitality and deep spirituality.

Set in beautiful parkland of 450 acres on the borders of Leicestershire and Rutland, the Abbey has 39 en-suite bedrooms which can accommodate up to 78 people; full conference facilities; comprehensive dining facilities; extensive cultivated gardens and a wonderful twelfth century Chapel (part of the original Augustinian priory).

Retreats

Retreats at Launde Abbey come in many forms. We offer retreats for individuals and groups, those looking for silence and others who are seeking inspiration or creativity.

Conferences

Conferences and meetings at Launde are inspirational. The Abbey is an ideal venue for finding vision and perspective, with the time and space to make good decisions.

Visiting Launde Abbey

Visiting Launde is a delight. Our tearoom and grounds are open every day for visitors, and our residential guests also enjoy all the facilities of the House and Chapel. Launde is a great place to visit at any time of year.

The Launde Abbey Prayer

The Launde Community is sustained by a daily rhythm of prayer and worship which is open to all. We pray the Daily Offices and celebrate a daily Eucharist, keeping alive the monastic tradition started here so long ago. This provides a unique atmosphere of prayer valued by our many guests and visitors.

Father,
here may the faithful find salvation and the careless be awakened;
here may the doubting find faith and the anxious be encouraged;
here may the tempted find help and the sorrowful comfort;
here may the weary find rest and the strong be renewed;
here may we all find inspiration, and that peace which the world cannot give:
your precious gift to us in Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Safeguarding

Launde Abbey is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

The Warden and Trustees of Launde Abbey agreed new “Policy and Practices for the Safeguarding of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults” in January 2022.  Launde Abbey is an independent charity managed and overseen by staff and trustees who are largely drawn from ordained clergy.  Consequently, Launde’s safeguarding policy is based upon the “Parish Safeguarding Handbook: Promoting a Safer Church” published by the Church of England.  Copies of both are kept in Reception and  can also be downloaded by clicking on the links embedded in this text.

Click here for further information about Launde Abbey’s safeguarding policy and practice.