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We’re reopening on Monday 17th May. And we’ve got a huge range of retreats in the first few weeks: birdwatching, contemplative prayer, icons, painting, a retreat for teachers … and more! Places are selling out quickly, so check out our programme here and book today.


Until we reopen on 17th May we’ve got a range of online resources for you including a live quiet day on 10th May; pre-recorded retreats with worship and reflections; prayer stations; and links to other resource providers. We’re also continuing our life as a praying community and would be delighted to pray for you. Just follow the links …

If you find these online resources helpful and would like to make a donation to support our ongoing ministry, thank you!


Launde Abbey Quiet Days. Join us as we find time for God in the midst of the busyness of life – and connect with one another in prayer during these isolating times. Our next Quiet Day is 10 May as Matt Long leads us through an experience of contemplative photography.  Find out more here.

Making Church Conflict Creative with David Newman and Louise Corke (17 – 18 May). Conflict is normal in any community, including the church. The issue is not whether conflict should be happening but how to respond to the conflicts that inevitably arise. Developed by Bridge Builders Ministries, this two day course will equip you with tools and strategies to learn and grow through conflict and bring transformation rather than division. Find out more here.

Look at the Birds: A Birdwatching Retreat with Mark Winter (24 – 27 May).  Come and joing Mark Winter, a keen birdwatcher who has helped others to look at birds on his Even Sparrows retreats on Holy Island, and continues to marvel how birds teach us about God’s love. Enjoy a time of quiet Celtic Christian worship, biblical reflections and guided birdwatching walks. Find out more here.

Beloved of God led by Chris Webb (21 – 24 June). Julian of Norwich, the remarkable medieval recluse and spiritual writer, was transformed in her youth by a powerful vision of God’s love. In this retreat led by Chris Webb, we’ll explore how her lifetime of reflection on her vision can reshape the way we think, pray and live, as we rediscover ourselves as God’s beloved sons and daughters. Find out more here.

Our free Epiphany Retreat Beauty: The First Word with our Deputy Warden, Chris Webb is online right now – all the details are here!

An opportunity to stop for a few days with the Christmas story and be sharpened by the stillness and the scriptures and experience again the wonder of the truth they contain – God is with us. Find this retreat here.

THINKING ABOUT GOD. What do you find yourself thinking about during these extraordinary times? How can we learn what we need to from these days so that deep change becomes possible? David Newman, warden of Launde Abbey, offers reflections about the current situation and how we might respond faithfully, creatively and hopefully.


A Launde Abbey Deepening Discipleship Day exploring how we may hold an including and welcoming belief of same-sex relationships and marriage on the basis of, not in spite of, the teaching of scriptures. Find the talks here.

Every day the Launde Abbey community prays for our staff, guests, visitors and friends, and for those who leave prayer requests in our Chapel. Although our Chapel is currently closed, we’re continuing that life of prayer and we’d be delighted to include your request in those prayers too, so please use this form to let us know how we can pray with you.