We are delighted to be launching for churches a new corporate membership of the Friends of Launde Abbey, complementing the individual membership that has existed up to now. For a membership fee of as little as £50 a church will enter into a partnership with Launde that we believe will be of real mutual benefit. Download this leaflet for more details.
Whether you come to a Launde programme Quiet Day or Retreat, or use Launde as the venue for your own church event you will discover here warm Christian hospitality in a beautiful setting where many find they encounter God in a special way. As corporate members you will receive news of Launde and various offers and discounts for events at the Abbey.
Furthermore by your membership of the Friends, you will be supporting the ministry of Launde and ensuring its continuing presence and availability as a key resource for the church in these difficult times. Launde has a reputation as one of the leading Retreat Houses in the country and is a particular treasure for the dioceses of Leicester and Peterborough. However in recent years many Retreat Houses have closed for various reasons, including some in the current pandemic. Your corporate membership of Launde Abbey will help to keep this house of prayer and hospitality open into the future.
We believe that Diocesan Retreat Houses are more important than ever so that prayer and spirituality strengthen and undergird the changes and new initiatives emerging in the church. So we invite you to become a corporate member – either as an individual church, or as a benefice. If you are a large church, or a group of churches you might consider contributing more than the basic membership fee of £50 which would be a great encouragement to us.
Of course, you are always welcome to come and visit us – drop in for morning coffee, lunch or tea and cakes!