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Look at the Birds: A Birdwatching Retreat ***FULLY BOOKED***

6th May, 4:00 pm to 9th May, 2:00 pm


This retreat is now fully booked! 2025 retreat dates will be made available soon, so keep your eyes peeled on our website!

Jesus told his followers to “look at the birds of the air” and Mark Winter as a keen birdwatcher has spent a lifetime following that teaching. Since 2004 Mark has helped others to look at birds on his Even Sparrows retreats on Holy Island, and he continues to marvel at how birds teach us about God’s love.

This May we welcome Mark back to Launde for the 4th year running to lead another birdwatching retreat. On each retreat people have discovered that we have so many birds locally to see, hear and learn from; last year’s impressive total of 76 different species included Osprey, Hobby, Cuckoo, Lesser Whitethroat and Garden Warbler. Come and see these birds for yourself and enjoy a time of quiet Celtic Christian worship, biblical reflections and guided birdwatching walks.

Mark’s book, Look at the Birds of the Air, brings to life the role of birds in the Bible. He explores their importance to individuals like Noah, Moses and Elijah and their frequent mention in prophecy, wisdom literature and the Psalms. Above all, Mark considers the significance of birds like the raven, eagle and dove to Jesus himself, as well as the lessons we can learn from birds as his followers today.


Retreat price: £480 (standard room) or £525 (character room)
EARLY BIRD RATE: £450 (standard room) or £495 (character room) if booked by 26th February 2024!
Price includes en-suite accommodation, all meals, and all retreat resources.
It may be possible for you to extend your stay with us by adding an extra night before or after this retreat. Please contact the Abbey directly if you would like to extend your stay.

Click below to book your place now on this retreat:




For any questions, or queries or if you’d like to know more, please call  01572 717254 or alternatively email us: info@launde.org.uk


6th May, 4:00 pm
9th May, 2:00 pm
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