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a leader must also have faith in the people she is to lead
to see good in them and raise them to higher achievement
through praise not condemnation, encouragement not criticism

Rt Rev'd Martyn Snow, Bishop of Leicester

Launde Abbey


Set in beautiful Leicestershire countryside, Launde Abbey offers a place of welcome to people from all faiths, those who are searching and those who have none. The retreats offered to individuals are a time for people to make the next stage of their spiritual journey in a place of acceptance. Its facilities are also available for groups wishing to make their own programme.


Launde Abbey is the residential Retreat House and Conference Centre serving the dioceses of Leicester and Peterborough. Set in beautiful parkland of 450 acres on the borders of Leicestershire and Rutland, the Abbey has 39 en-suite bedrooms, sleeping 78 people in total; full conference facilities; comprehensive dining facilities; extensive cultivated gardens and a 12th Century Chapel. The Chapel is all that remains of the Augustinian Priory that was founded here in 1119.


Together the Launde Community recites the Daily Offices and celebrates a daily Eucharist keeping alive the monastic tradition started here so long ago. This provides the unique ethos of spirituality sought out by many people who come here. Guests are welcome to join the regular prayer life of the Community.

To find out more about what Launde Abbey can offer please contact them from their website: http://www.laundeabbey.org.uk/


Schools Retreats at Launde

Last year colleagues at Launde Abbey ran several retreat days for schools, the flyer above gives more information, alternatively contact Launde Abbey for further information and dates for 2019 -2020.