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Coronavirus Update on 2nd June 2020: Launde Abbey is planning to REOPEN on Friday 17th July for our Beginners Retreat. We are currently CLOSED (both house and gardens) until that date. Click here for the latest information on our reopening and on our response to the current situation. And also check out our resource section Launde@Home which provides reflections and other devotional material for those unable to come to Launde.


DO YOU WANT TO LIVE AND WORK AT LAUNDE? We’re seeking a House for Duty Chaplain to share in the regular prayer and worship of the community, and in developing the programme of retreats, quiet days and courses. The closing date for applications is Monday 29th June. If you’d be interested in joining the Launde clergy team find out more by clicking here.


REFLECTIONS FOR EASTERTIDE. Easter stands at the heart of the Gospel. The apostle Paul claimed that Christian faith stands or falls on the resurrection of Jesus, and it’s certainly clear that the events of the first Easter weekend galvanised the dispirited disciples into an energised community of people whose message of grace and hope spread across the known world like wildfire. Over the next few weeks David and Helen Newman offer Reflections for Eastertide, an exploration of the implications of Easter faith in contemporary life.


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.

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.

Currently, the Diocese of Leicester like all the other dioceses in the Church of England – is conducting Past Cases Review 2 (PCR 2) to ensure that any risks about church officers to children, young people and vulnerable adults has been acted on appropriately. Click here to find out more including how to report past abuse, as well as a helpline and other support available to anyone impacted by these matters.