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October 2020

Creative Bible Journaling *FULLY BOOKED*

6th October, 4:00 pm to 9th October, 4:00 pm

This creative journaling retreat is for beginners as well as those with some experience. The emphasis will be on allowing the power of God’s gift of creativity and play to draw us closer to Himself, rather than on a polished end product, although that may well happen in the course of the retreat too!

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Beginners Retreat *FULLY BOOKED*

9th October, 6:30 pm to 11th October, 4:30 pm

This semi-silent retreat is for those who have never been on retreat before, or certainly not on a silent retreat. There will be guidance on how to use the time; periods on your own and with the other retreatants and the opportunity to share your experience with others if you wish to do so.

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Gardening Week *FULLY BOOKED*

26th October, 4:00 pm to 30th October, 2:00 pm

Enjoy a week working in Launde Abbey's spectacular gardens and experience our hospitality and dining.

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November 2020

Dying to Live *FULLY BOOKED*

2nd November, 4:00 pm to 5th November, 9:30 am

In this retreat, we explore how embracing dying within our living, we can experience more greatly joy and salvation now

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Lovers of God: Praying with The Cloud of Unknowing *FULLY BOOKED

13th November, 6:30 pm to 15th November, 2:00 pm

Discover what the anonymous medieval author of The Cloud of Unknowing can teach us about our own contemplative practices

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You, God? A retreat in preparation for Advent

13th November, 6:30 pm to 15th November, 2:00 pm

Advent, the gift of renewal, gives us chance to cry out to God: "Here I am. is it you, my Lord?" In our cry is all we are, the depth of our seeking and our vocation, the love we have for God, and perhaps even our confusion. The beauty and power of the gift of Advent is that it allows us to give time and space in our hearts to explore our own Advent cries, and ultimately, to move on…

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Advent Retreat: Seeking Some Small Heaven

23rd November, 6:30 pm to 26th November, 4:30 pm

Through a spacious mix of reflections and practices, poems and art, Ian Adams will open up ways to prepare ourselves for the possibilities of the Advent season, looking for the light within ourselves, in the world around us, and in the coming of the Christ-child. The retreat will include opportunities to ... Walk in the grounds at Launde - bring walking boots and winter clothing Take photographs & make art - observe and respond to the natural world at this…

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December 2020

Still Before Christmas

7th December, 6:30 pm to 10th December, 2:00 pm

“Still before Christmas” can seem like a contradiction in terms. We can find ourselves approaching this central Christian festival like an express train, and be so over-exposed to the biblical stories in countless carol services, nativity plays or Victorian carols that they somehow lose their edge. So here is a chance to stop for a couple of days before the rush, and be sharpened by the stillness and the scriptures and experience again the wonder of the truth they contain…

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