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Bishop’s School of Prayer

Leader : Bishop Martyn Snow
Dates : Wed 9 May 2018 - Sun 13 May 2018
Price : £45.00 - £405.00
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Description: Have you ever wished that someone would teach you how to pray or explain why sometimes it seems so hard?

Bishop Martyn is very committed to developing prayer in the Diocese of Leicester and to this end is heading up a School of Prayer at Launde Abbey, coinciding with Thy Kingdom Come 2018.  The Bishop’s School of Prayer is open to beginners in prayer and those who have been practicing it for years. The aim of the week will be to introduce you to a variety of approaches to prayer; to broaden your understanding and to enable you to reflect on what you have experienced.

You can come for the whole five days as a resident or as a day visitor. If you come as a resident you will experience what it is like to be a member of a praying community as well as have time to do all the workshops and more.   If you come as a visitor for one or more days, you will be able to join with the pattern of worship, engage in sessions on approaches to prayer and have space for reflection. Whichever option you choose, when you leave you will be more aware of what prayer is for you, what works for you, and how to listen to God.

Early Bird Discount Price:  £385.00 if booked before March 31st 2018

Full Price:  £405.00

Day visitor price: £45.00 per day for coffee, lunch and tea or £115.00 for all three days for coffee, lunch and tea

If you would like to come as a church group, we have a special offer:  Buy five day places and we will give you the sixth free.


The week will be facilitated by Bishop Martyn, the Launde Abbey community and a group of leaders all experienced in their fields.


Bishop Martyn Snow

Bishop Martyn was welcomed as the seventh Bishop of Leicester on 14th May 2016 after serving as a Bishop in the Diocese of Gloucester from 2013-2016. He has stated publicly that his priorities are to encourage prayer, enable evangelism (particularly among young people) and to work in partnership with others to address poverty.

Bishop Martyn has a background in the world church having been born in Indonesia and later working in West Africa where he was a vicar and Diocesan Youth Chaplain. His love of crossing cultures has also taken him to London, Northumberland and Sheffield, as well as many visits to other parts of the world.

Martyn has written a number of Grove booklets on coaching, leadership and mission partnerships. He has contributed to the Church of England’s Pilgrim Course and Daily Reflections.

In his very first sermon in Leicester as bishop, Martyn said this,

Parties and prayer must go hand in hand…. This is a prayer that the party in heaven, called God’s kingdom, would come to earth – that we would have a glimpse, a foretaste of the heavenly party to which all are invited and in which there are no favourites. I believe we can only experience this joy and this justice as we learn to pray and to serve others. I want our churches to be schools of prayer so that the joy of heaven will be infectious and lead to many more parties on earth.


Neil Burley, Artist in Residence

Neil Burley is a mixed media artist based in Leicester.  He has a broad interest in using art in worship, encompassing sermon sketchnotes (conventional and digital), bible journaling and visual prayer and reflections.  Neil also teaches creative journaling from his studio in Leicester (amongst other things), as well as having an international audience for his regular TV appearances.  He worships at Whetstone Baptist Church, where he is allowed to experiment with different ideas, as well as playing woodwind in one of their worship groups.

Alison Walker, Musician in Residence

Alison has been involved in music making all her life, first in her home town of Earl Shilton and when she went to Loughborough as a student.  She has been a part of the music ministry at Emmanuel Church since 1980 and values the widest possible range of styles to help lead all of us closer to God.  She works part time teaching special needs students in Coalville and loves the theatre, books and food in equal measure!















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