Newsletter: February 2019
Lent doesn’t have to be about giving up: it can be a really positive season of going deep and growing strong. What are you going to be taking on for Lent – what’s going to help you find a richer relationship with God and other people?
If you’re thinking of taking a retreat, here at Launde we’re looking forward to a terrific Lent and Easter season: Dust and Glory with David Runcorn, Holy Week and Easter retreats with the Launde team, a Julian of Norwich retreat with Simon Parke and a Labyrinth retreat with Barbara Wallace.
It’s a great time to pause, take stock of your life and make some positive steps forward. Why not book your retreat today?
Holy Week Retreat: 15 – 18 April
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.
Easter Retreat: 23 – 26 April
Join us on our annual Easter Retreat with David and Helen Newman. What does the resurrection mean for Jesus and for us? Does it make everything different or reveal something to the eyes of faith? Come and celebrate the essential Easter message and enter more fully into its life changing possibilities for you and for our world.
Quiet Day with Miriam Gill
Come and share in a remarkable quiet day inspired by Graham Sutherland’s painting The Deposition (1947) led by art historian and Methodist preacher Dr Miriam Gill. Sutherland’s original painting, kindly on loan from the Methodist Modern Art Collection, will be exhibited during the quiet day and the following fortnight.
In the summer of 2019 we’re launching a year of celebrations to mark 900 years of prayer, worship and hospitality at Launde Abbey. We’re beginning with a spectacular weekend celebration, Ancient Wells – Living Water in June 2019:
- Mark – The Gospel (a live performance by the Warden)
- The Great Celebration (worship and special events)
- Gala Dinner with author Adrian Plass
- Classical Concert and Cream Tea
- Choral Evensong with Leicester and Peterborough Cathedral Choirs
- Remembering Cromwell with Hilary Mantel and Diarmaid MacCulloch