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January 2019

Epiphany Retreat: Eyes Wide Open

11th January, 6:00 pm to 13th January, 2:00 pm

** FULL ** Join us on this retreat with Launde's Deputy Warden, Chris Webb. In this retreat we'll explore the ways God constantly reveals himself to us in creation, in scripture, and in our day to day lives, and how we can respond to those revelations with enthusiasm and delight.

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Quilting and Textiles Sewing Retreat

14th January, 4:00 pm to 18th January, 2:00 pm

** FULL ** A retreat led by Claire Goode. Join us in the warm and cosy surroundings of Launde Abbey for a creative sewing retreat, perfect for the start of the year and featuring the theme of trees, shoots and leaves - new growth for a new year.

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The Sermon on the Mount: a spirituality for today

28th January, 4:00 pm to 31st January, 2:00 pm

A retreat led by Mike Harrison. This retreat will focus on the relevance of Jesus' teaching for us here and now; there will be plenty of space for stillness and silence, for discussion and even the odd film.

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February 2019

Soulfulness: Finding Richer Communion

12th February, 6:00 pm to 15th February, 2:00 pm

** FULL ** A retreat with author and retreat guide Brian Draper. Join us as we open up evocative reflective space in which to nurture our natural intimacy; to let the soul stir again, and to cultivate a deeper, on-going sense of communion with God, ourselves, the world around us, and God’s Creation.

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Living with Loss

18th February, 4:00 pm to 22nd February, 2:00 pm

A retreat with Abi May. Grief following bereavement can feel overwhelming; the aim of this supported retreat is to better equip us to deal with our life-changing loss. 

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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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