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Coronavirus Update on 3rd April 2020: Launde Abbey is CLOSED (both house and gardens) from Monday 23rd March until Monday 18th May. Click here for the latest information on our response to the current situation. But also check out our new resource section Launde@Home which we’ll be developing over the next few weeks.


ONLINE HOLY WEEK RETREAT. The Holy Week story dominates the gospels, and the cross is the central Christian symbol. Yet all too easily this mystery at the heart of Christian faith slips by in the rush of approaching Easter and its transforming potential cannot penetrate deeply into our lives. Join us from Sunday 5th April for The Way of the Cross: an online retreat for Holy Week with new material being added every day of the week.


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.If you’d be interested in joining the Launde clergy team find out more by clicking 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.

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.