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Coronavirus Update on 12th July 2020: Launde Abbey will reopen on 1st August. We’re opening initially to individual retreatants but we’re also ready to host group events as soon as UK Government guidance permits. 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.


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.


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.