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Dayspring from on High: A Retreat for Advent ***FULLY BOOKED***

27th November, 4:00 pm to 30th November, 2:00 pm


This retreat is now fully booked.

Through the tender mercy of our God …
the dayspring from on high hath visited us,
to give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the way of peace.

The old priest Zechariah prophesied that his son, John the Baptist, would welcome the coming Messiah like dawn breaking into the dark night – or, in the poetic words of the Authorised Version, as a “Dayspring from on High”.

Our Advent Retreat this year will focus on hope: the hope anticipated by the great saints of the Hebrew Bible, the hope celebrated by the New Testament church, the hope that breaks into our lives like a sunburst through the gloom. We’ll enter together into this season of waiting and watching with our eyes firmly fixed on the hope set before us, the glory of Christ.

There will be times of shared reflection and prayer, opportunities to worship with the Launde community, great food a friendship, as well as generous time set aside for silence, stillness, prayer and meditation, or just rest and recovery.

This retreat will be led by the Revd Chris Webb, Deputy Warden of Launde Abbey.Launde Abbey, Deputy Warden, Chris Webb

Chris Webb is an Anglican priest, author, speaker and teacher dedicated to helping people experience a richer walk with God by growing in prayer and the spiritual life. He has ministered in a wide variety of contexts: as president of Renovaré, a spiritual formation ministry in the USA; as parish priest in Welsh farming communities and steelworking towns; and even in a church for the homeless. Chris is the author of two books: The Fire of the Word (2011) and God-Soaked Life (2017).

Retreat price: £425 includes en-suite accommodation, all meals, and all retreat resources.
We offer an ‘Early Bird’ price of £405 if you pay in full before 27th September 2023.
It may be possible for you to extend your stay by leaving later.  Why not check on availability and ask for a quote when you contact us.


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    27th November, 4:00 pm
    30th November, 2:00 pm
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    Launde Abbey
    East Norton Leicestershire LE7 9XB United Kingdom + Google Map
    01572 717254


    Launde Abbey
    01572 717254
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