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March 2019

Icon Painting Retreat

11th March, 11:00 am to 15th March, 4:30 pm

** FULL ** 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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Lent Retreat: Dust and Glory

18th March, 6:00 pm to 21st March, 9:30 am

** FULL ** A Lent retreat with David Runcorn in which we'll reflect on the theme of dust and glory.  There will be input, shared prayer and worship, as well as times of guided silence.

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April 2019

Holy Week Retreat

15th April, 4:00 pm to 18th April, 9:30 am

A retreat for Holy Week led by Chris Webb and Cathy Davies, members of the Launde community. We'll be using compelling images of the Passion by artists both famous and less well-known to enter more deeply into Christ’s story and our own, and to discover the possibility of light in the darkness.

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Easter Retreat

23rd April, 4:00 pm to 26th April, 2:00 pm

Join us on our annual Easter Retreat with David and Helen Newman. Come and celebrate the essential Easter message – Christ is risen – and enter more fully into its life changing possibilities for you and for our world.

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May 2019

A Retreat with Julian of Norwich

6th May, 4:00 pm to 10th May, 9:30 am

** FULL ** A retreat led by author and speaker Simon Parke. On this retreat, in a contemplative spirit, we sit with Julian in her cell in 14th century England, listening both to the remarkable times in which she lived; and to her life, her words and her soul.

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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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