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May 2019

Labyrinth Retreat

28th May, 4:00 pm to 31st May, 9:30 am

** FULL ** Join us as retreat leader Barbara Wallace invites us to pray on an ancient path, exploring the history and variety of labyrinths with plenty of time to walk and pray on the beautiful outdoor and indoor labyrinths at Launde Abbey.

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Photography Retreat: Seeing the light in life

31st May, 6:00 pm to 2nd June, 2:00 pm

A photography retreat with Stephen Radley during which we can slow down and see the light of life in new and exciting ways. By combining mindfulness and photography we'll discover beauty in different things and learn the power of their story, revealed in what we photograph.

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July 2019

Beginners’ Retreat: A retreat for first time retreatants

19th July, 6:00 pm to 21st July, 2:00 pm

** FULL ** A retreat for first time retreatants led by Cathy Davies and Helen Newman. The aim of the weekend is to help you enter the world of silent retreats gently and with plenty of support.

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A Retreat with Rowan Williams

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

** FULL ** Join us for a retreat with former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. Rowan will leading us in a series of reflections and inviting us deeper into prayer and silence.

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August 2019

Environment Retreat: Finding the Sacred in God’s World

12th August, 4:00 pm to 15th August, 2:00 pm

A fascinating retreat with Andrew Hall investigating our connectedness as sons and daughters of the earth, woven together by God, for his indwelling and for our joint delight.

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September 2019

Charismatic and Contemplative

2nd September, 4:00 pm to 5th September, 2:00 pm

A unique retreat experience with David Newman. On this retreat we will explore how contemplative prayer can complement what charismatic experience has given to the church and deepen and grow our understanding and experience of God.

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To Be A Pilgrim: A Guided Pilgrimage Retreat

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

A walking retreat with Sally Welch. In this retreat we explore what it means to be a Christian pilgrim and how a pilgrim spirit can transform our lives. 

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School for Spirituality

12th September, 6:00 pm to 15th September, 10:00 am

Join us for this retreat with Chris Webb, Launde's Deputy Warden, as we draw on the deep wells of Benedictine prayer, thought and experience to explore ways of rooting our lives more fully in God and community.

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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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