Launde Abbey Companions

Launde Abbey Companions

Would you like to be a Launde Abbey Companion – and play a vital role in supporting the Abbey’s mission?

You can click these links if you’d prefer to make a one-off donation
or read about the Friends of Launde.

Launde Abbey is no ordinary place: for over 900 years it’s been a place of sanctuary and prayer, of hospitality and community. And today the Abbey continues to offer tranquillity, beauty and deep spiritual significance to so many people from all walks of life.

At the heart of the Abbey’s life is community. This includes all those who share in our daily life: those who live on site and the permanent staff, each day’s visitors and guests. But there’s also a much wider community of volunteers and others who contribute to our life spiritually, practically and financially. These are our valued ‘Launde Abbey Companions’.

The word ‘companion’ comes from the Latin roots com (with) and panis (bread); a companion is a fellow traveller who breaks bread with you. Our Companions are people who share the life of the Abbey community, who pray for us, who give time to us, and who support us financially. People like you. The Abbey relies on your generosity and friendship to enable us to fulfil our mission: the offer of prayer, hospitality, community and sanctuary to all who come through our doors.

Become a Launde Abbey Companion and as part of this wider community:

  • We will keep you in touch with the life and work at the Abbey via a bi-monthly Companions newsletter
  • We will offer you priority booking for selected retreats and other events
  • You will be invited to a special event or two during the year
  • You will be able to visit the Chapel for prayer

To join the Companions for the next year we suggest a donation of, say, £30. If you’re able to give more, please do: it will help us sustain and even extend the work of Launde Abbey. And if your circumstances are difficult at the moment, you’re welcome to choose any level of donation you can afford. Membership of the Companions is renewed annually.

We’d love you to join us.

Join us for our Companions Open Afternoon Cream Tea on June 16th 2024. 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm. £10 per ticket.

For those who are already Companions, we have our first event happening soon. All invites have been sent out via email, so check your inbox now for all the details! There are limited places available, so to avoid disappointment, please get yourselves booked on as soon as possible.

If you are not yet signed up to be a Companion, there’s still time! Your invitation will be sent shortly after you sign up.

If you’re a UK taxpayer please consider ticking the box below to Gift Aid your donations. It means that we can claim 25p of tax for every £1 you donate at no extra cost to you, and this will apply to any donations made in the previous four years, the current year and in the future.

Registered Charity No. 1140918