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1st October 2020: LAUNDE ABBEY IS OPEN.

Launde is open for residential guests and retreats; contact our Reception team to make a booking. (Click here to learn more about keeping the government’s new Rule of Six when visiting Launde.)

We are also welcoming guests to our covered outdoor café for morning coffee, lunches and teas. Places for Sunday roast dinner and Launde High Teas are limited and  must be booked in advance.

We want all our guests to be safe and secure when visiting Launde, so we’ve developed a comprehensive Keeping You Safe programme. And for those unable to visit yet, check out our resource section Launde@Home which provides reflections and other devotional material.


Introducing Claire Goode. We recently appointed a new member to our clergy team – find out more here!

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.