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Thriving In Retirement

21st September, 10:00 am to 22nd September, 4:00 pm


This retreat is tailored for those approaching retirement, as well as those already retired.

Jesus didn’t use the word ‘retirement’ and the period sometimes called ‘the third age’ can seem at the same time both attractive and scary. This overnight retreat, led by Florence and Clive Morton, is for those at any stage who want to think about life in this ‘third age’, beyond paid employment or ministry. It is open to all.

The retreat will be using short talks, prayers, time for reflection, music, poetry and prose, and simple acts of worship. There will be the opportunity for a short individual conversation with one of the leaders if you wish.

Florence taught English in a Scottish comprehensive school in the 1970s and 80s and then worked in the Voluntary sector for a decade. In 2001 she had a couple of strokes. After recovering, she trained as a spiritual director.

Clive is a Professor Emeritus at Middlesex University and Canon Emeritus at Peterborough Cathedral. He is also a trustee of Cambridgeshire Workplace Chaplaincy. He is a civil engineer and holds a PhD in industrial relations from the London School of Economics and was appointed OBE for his contribution to business and the community in 1992. Clive and Florence also ran Umbrian Retreats for 12 years and they describe themselves as Anglo-Baptists.

Retreat price: £180 (standard room) or £195 (character room)
EARLY BIRD RATE: £170 (standard room) or £185 (character room) if booked by 13th July 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.

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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


21st September, 10:00 am
22nd September, 4:00 pm
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