Warden of Launde Abbey

Warden of Launde Abbey

The trustees of Launde Abbey are seeking a senior ordained person as Warden following the retirement of the Venerable David Newman.

Launde Abbey is a retreat and conference centre in the heart of the East Midlands countryside visited by 10,000 people each year seeking a ‘thin place’ to encounter God.

The new Warden, working with the trustees, will develop and implement long term plans for Launde. They will lead the ministry of this nationally significant retreat house with a medieval chapel, 39 bedrooms, conference rooms, dining rooms and café. They will shape Launde’s retreat programme both at the Abbey and online; have oversight of all Launde’s activities; be responsible for its finances and property; and work with the senior team to manage the 38 staff and many volunteers. They will also be Priest-in-Charge of Loddington with Launde church.

A person called by God to this role will have spiritual gifts allied to good communication skills, experience of being responsible for a broad range of operational functions, and the desire and motivation to support and encourage a strong sense of Christian community. They will be resilient and comfortable with both physical isolation and a busy working environment.

This is an employed post with a salary up to the equivalent of an Archdeacon’s stipend (depending on experience). A modern 4 bedroom house is provided on site for the Warden.

Our Role Profile includes:

  • The trustees’ statement to potential applicants and key aims for Launde Abbey
  • Information about the history and current work of Launde Abbey
  • A role description and person specification
  • Details of the Warden’s House
  • An introduction to Loddington with Launde Church
  • A theological vision for Launde Abbey
  • Terms, conditions and application information

Download the Role Profile by clicking here (PDF).

To ask for a confidential conversation or for further details contact Lynn Phillips (Lynn.Phillips@LeicesterCofE.org)

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 4th May 2021 (5.00pm)
Interview date: 20th – 21st May 2021 at Launde Abbey