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Chaplaincy Retreat to Launde Abbey

Monday 18th to Thursday 21st March 2019

Where are we going?

We are going to Launde Abbey, in Leicestershire. Launde Abbey was founded as an Augustinian priory in 1119. Today, Launde Abbey is a Christian Retreat House and Conference Centre and every year it welcomes 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).

It's going to AMAZING!

How will we get there

We'll travel by minibus, leaving campus at 9am on Monday 18th March and returning by 6pm on Thursday 21st March. It's about an hour's drive away.

What is a retreat?

A retreat is exactly what it sounds like - the chance to step aside from life for a while, to rest and just 'be' in a welcoming, peaceful place.
Who goes on retreat?
Retreats are for ordinary people at any time in their lives. There are no expectations on anyone going on retreat and you don't need to be a churchgoer.

Is a retreat right for you?

Do you:
Wish for some quiet time?
Long to know more about prayer?
Need some time for reflection away from work or studies?
Want to deepen your spiritual life?
Then a retreat might be just for you.



Launde Abbey offers really beautiful accommodation. We'll all be accommodated in single bedrooms with ensuire bathrooms. There are accessible rooms available too, so we're hopeful that everyone who would like to come would be able to.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner is provided. The house offers set menus, with vegetarian options at every meal, but can cater medical diets, so long as they are informed about them in advance. There is free tea and coffee available all day and a bar, which operates on an honesty box system. There's also a great book stall, so do bring some money if you'd like to have a browse.


The full cost of the retreat is £299 per person. HOWEVER - we have a charity offering to fund students for £100 per person - you need to apply for it directly but it's a very simple process and Kate will help. The Chaplaincy is going to subsidise by £25 per student - so, total costs are £174.

We can help with bursaries for students for whom this will be too much - please have a word with Kate and don't let costs stop you from coming.

Yes I Want To Go!
What Next?!

To reserve a space, fill in the online booking form. Then, when you're read to confirm, bring in a £50 deposit to secure your place. Payment details are on the booking form.

For more information, email the Chaplaincy: chaplaincy at warwick dot ac dot uk

To find out more about Launde Abbey visit: 

Keep up-to-date with details about the retreat via the event set up on our Facebook Group: Warwick Church on Campus

launde exterior

launde interior 1

launde interior 3

launde lounge