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Post Beginners Retreat

13th March, 6:30 pm to 16th March, 2:00 pm


If you have attended a Beginner’s Retreat at Launde Abbey or a short weekend retreat elsewhere and are hungry for more, this retreat is designed to offer you the next step. Led by Cathy Davies and Helen Newman, we’ll be revisiting some ways of praying, touched on in the Beginner’s Retreat, and exploring them in more depth.

There will also be experience of other ancient approaches to prayer to help us enter into generous periods of silence and stillness – ways of praying which could also be carried into finding stillness and silence in the context of our daily lives afterwards.

A focus of the regular input offered during the retreat will be biblical characters and their going deeper with God to inform and inspire our own going deeper. This retreat is gentle, supportive and offers opportunities to meet on a one-to-one basis.

Cathy Davies

Helen Newman

Cathy is Assistant Warden at Launde Abbey where she lives with her husband, Haydn. Cathy’s passion is prayer and exploring Christian Spiritual traditions, which has involved leading retreats in Italy, France and the UK.

Helen is Chaplain at Launde Abbey. She came to Launde in March 2017 with her husband, David who is the Warden. Before that she was Chaplain at LOROS, a renowned hospice in Leicestershire. She has led many retreats and quiet days at Launde Abbey over recent years and is now an established member of the Community.


13th March, 6:30 pm
16th March, 2:00 pm
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