Listening from the Heart: a contemplative prayer retreat

A retreat with Cathy Davies experiencing contemplative prayer in the light of scripture and the Franciscan tradition. We’ll be hearing stories from the lives of Clare and Francis, reflecting on images of the Umbrian landscape where they lived out their contemplative calling, and enjoying the spaciousness and silence of Launde for ourselves.

Natural prayer

Yesterday I led a day on prayer for thirty-five women. Today I am presiding at a baptism for a 10 month old little girl who goes by the delightful name of Tygr (pronounced tiger.)  I found myself thinking about Tygr when talking to the women about prayer and about Jesus’ saying that only those who […]

Pearls, Parables and Prayer

There is a Moment in each Day that Satan cannot find Nor can his Watch Fiends find it, but the Industrious find This Moment & it multiply, & when it once is found It Renovates every Moment of the Day if rightly placed Milton 35:42-45 by William Blake Lately, one or two parables have been […]

Distraction in prayer

I remember the moment when I realised that most of the ‘noise’ that bothers me, is on the inside, not outside. The occasion was the first time I ever went on an eight day silent retreat. Obedient to the instructions I was given in advance, I had left all that could distract me at home, […]

Prayer – not an easy thing

Prayer – not an easy thing Prayer is difficult; let’s face it. To start is easy; to persevere is hard. I always liken it to what happens after the London Marathon. Immediately after the race you see quite a few more runners out on the streets than usual, all starting to train for the following […]

Friends of Launde Abbey

Friends of Launde Abbey :: Committee :: Friends Retreat :: Become a Friend Friends of Launde Abbey Friends of Launde Abbey help practically, financially and spiritually to support the Abbey. Learn more about the Friends Committee, and about the next Friends Retreat. Or click here to find out how to become a Friend of Launde Abbey. Financial Support Over […]

Newsletter: May 2019

  Newsletter: May 2019 Launde 900 is almost here! This year Launde begins celebrating 900 years of history as a monastic house, a private home and now as a retreat centre. Through all nine centuries is woven a story of prayer, worship, friendship and hospitality in the midst of the beauty of the east midlands […]

Intern – Role Description

Intern Role Description The Abbey Launde Abbey is a leading Anglican retreat house and conference centre serving the two dioceses of Leicester and Peterborough, but also with an ecumenical and national profile. Currently celebrating 900 years since the founding of the original priory it is set in a beautiful and historic site. Its principal purpose […]

Internship at Launde Abbey

Internship at Launde Abbey We’re looking to appoint an Intern to be involved fully in the life of the Abbey in support of our ministry of prayer and hospitality. The role would suit anyone interested in people who wants to deepen their spiritual life: You could be a young person on a gap year before […]