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The Passion: A Holy Week Retreat

25th March, 4:00 pm to 28th March, 2:00 pm


Holy Week is above all a story of love and longing, despite all the horror and brutality. What drives much of the story is betrayal, suffering, barbarism and pain. But what drives Jesus, the central protagonist of the story, is a limitless, burning passion.

During this Holy Week retreat we’ll take a fresh look at the familiar story through an unexpected lens: the ancient love poetry of the Song of Songs. As we trace the joyful yearning of the young couple celebrated in this middle Eastern song, we’ll seek glimpses of the yearning of Christ in the Palm Sunday procession, the Last Supper, the garden prayers, the trial, and especially in the darkness of the cross. And we’ll take plenty of time for silence, prayer, reflection and worship surrounded by the beautiful spring gardens of Launde. 

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: £480 (standard room) or £525 (character room)
EARLY BIRD RATE: £450 (standard room) or £495 (character room) if booked by 5th January 2024!
Price includes en-suite accommodation, all meals, and all retreat resources.
It may be possible for you to extend your stay by arriving early.  Why not check on availability and ask for a quote when you contact us.


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    25th March, 4:00 pm
    28th March, 2:00 pm
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