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September 2019

Icon Painting Retreat

23rd September, 11:00 am to 27th September, 4:30 pm

A five day icon painting course with experienced iconographer, Peter Murphy. In 2019 participants will be painting Byzantine icon, Our Lady of Tenderness; retreatants who have attended a course previously will be able to choose a different single figure template. Over the course of the week students will learn to gild and paint on a specially prepared wooden panel using traditional medieval techniques and materials.

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October 2019

Listening from the Heart: a contemplative prayer retreat

21st October, 4:00 pm to 24th October, 2:00 pm

A retreat with Cathy Davies experiencing contemplative prayer in the light of scripture and the Franciscan tradition. We'll be hearing stories from the lives of Clare and Francis, reflecting on images of the Umbrian landscape where they lived out their contemplative calling, and enjoying the spaciousness and silence of Launde for ourselves.

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Walking Retreat

21st October, 6:00 pm to 25th October, 5:00 pm

Walking through the beautiful serenity surrounding Launde Abbey, combined with prayer and meditation focusing on the Trinity

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A John Bell Retreat: The Gifts That Others Bring

28th October, 12:00 pm to 1st November, 2:00 pm

Join us for this retreat with John Bell exploring prayer and wisdom emerging from Africa, Asia and South America.

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November 2019

Growing into Retirement (for newly retired clergy and spouses)

10th November, 3:00 pm to 12th November, 4:30 pm

A residential retreat for clergy and their spouses who have retired in the past three years, led jointly by Launde Abbey and the Dioceses of Leicester and Peterborough.

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Signs of Hope: A Green Weekend

22nd November, 6:00 pm to 24th November, 6:00 pm

Join us for a retreat offering reasons for hope in the face of contemporary environmental and ecological challenges, not only through our spiritual resources in worship, prayer and bible study, but also by seeing what is happening in the world around us, both politically and practically. Led by Brian Davis and Kevin Durrant.

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Advent Retreat: Waiting in Hope

25th November, 6:00 pm to 28th November, 4:00 pm

Join David and Helen Newman and make space to explore the rich themes of waiting and readiness, judgement and grace, and the hope of heaven.

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December 2019

Advent Joy and Transformation: praying with Handel’s Messiah

6th December, 6:00 pm to 8th December, 2:00 pm

A unique and fascinating music retreat with Euan Tait exploring how Handel's Messiah reveals God reaching out to us afresh when we still long for redemption.

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Still Before Christmas: Let us go to Bethlehem

9th December, 4:00 pm to 12th December, 2:00 pm

Join us for this Still Before Christmas Retreat with Sister Rachel Overton as we consider the journeys of those who travelled to Bethlehem on the first Christmas.

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