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Come and take part in our free retreat Still before Christmas with our Warden, David Newman – all the details are here!


4th December 2020: LAUNDE ABBEY IS CLOSED

Launde Abbey is currently in a Tier 3 area and so, sadly, both the House and gardens will remain closed until that changes. Unfortunately this means we are unable to welcome any guests or visitors during this time. The UK Government is reviewing local restriction tiers on a fortnightly basis and we will reopen as soon as it becomes permissible – please watch this space!

If you have a booking to be with us in the next few weeks please wait for us to contact you to explain your options as our capacity to respond to incoming calls is currently very limited. We’ll be offering some retreats and quiet days online; details will be made available here on the website shortly.

The residential community, together with a small number of staff, are present at the Abbey to respond to emails and, whenever possible, to phone calls. We’re still praying for our local area and communities and for national life during this difficult time; in turn, we greatly value your prayers for us.

Stay safe and stay well; we look forward to welcoming you again as soon as possible.


Launde Abbey is a beautiful Christian Retreat House and Conference Centre set in the heart of England. We are open to the whole church and the wider community through the generous support of the Church of England Dioceses of Leicester and Peterborough, and every year we welcome thousands of visitors to a unique experience of warm hospitality and deep spirituality.

Set in beautiful parkland of 450 acres on the borders of Leicestershire and Rutland, the Abbey has 39 en-suite bedrooms which can accommodate up to 78 people; full conference facilities; comprehensive dining facilities; extensive cultivated gardens and a wonderful twelfth century Chapel (part of the original Augustinian priory).

Retreats at Launde Abbey come in many forms. We offer retreats for individuals and groups, those looking for silence and others who are seeking inspiration or creativity.

THINKING ABOUT GOD. What do you find yourself thinking about during these extraordinary times? How can we learn what we need to from these days so that deep change becomes possible? David Newman, warden of Launde Abbey, offers reflections about the current situation and how we might respond faithfully, creatively and hopefully.


Conferences and meetings at Launde are inspirational. The Abbey is an ideal venue for finding vision and perspective, with the time and space to make good decisions.

Weddings at Launde are just magnificent: the beautiful house and grounds provide a unique and peaceful venue to make your special day perfect in every way.

Visiting Launde is a delight. Our tearoom and grounds are open every day for visitors, and our residential guests also enjoy all the facilities of the House and Chapel. Launde is a great place to visit at any time of year.