Launde Abbey is a place of welcome for all: Christians, people of all faiths, those who have none, and those who are searching. The retreats we offer create time for people to make the next stage of their spiritual journey in a place of acceptance. Our facilities are also available for groups wishing to follow their own programme.
Launde Abbey is a residential Retreat House and Conference Centre supported by the dioceses of Leicester and Peterborough. Set in 450 acres of beautiful parkland on the borders of Leicestershire and Rutland, the Abbey has 39 en-suite bedrooms, sleeping 78 people in total; full conference facilities; comprehensive dining facilities; extensive cultivated gardens; and a 12th Century Chapel. The Chapel is all that remains of the Augustinian Priory that was founded here in 1119.
The Launde Community is sustained by a daily rhythm of prayer and worship which is open all all guests and visitors. 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 and prayer valued out by many of our visitors.
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.
7.45am Contemplative Prayer
8.30 am Breakfast (9.00 am on Sunday)
11.00am Mid-Morning Coffee and Biscuit
12.00 pm Midday Prayer (Monday to Saturday)
12.45pm Buffet Lunch
4.00pm Afternoon Tea and Cake
5.00pm Contemplative Prayer (Monday to Saturday)
5.30pm Evening Prayer (Monday to Saturday)
6.30pm Dinner (Main Meal) (7.00 pm on Friday)