We are a Christian place of prayer with a resident community rooted in the Roman Catholic Passionist tradition. We welcome people who share our values and we invite you to enjoy our hospitality.

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At Minsteracres you can choose an individual or group retreat, organise your own event, or simply enjoy this beautiful place. Browse all retreats

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Minsteracres is a beautiful 110 acre estate in the land of the Northern Saints. Within our historic buildings and estate we have space for prayer and rooms to hire for retreats and events.

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Serene Reflections Meditation Retreat 2008 -2018

At the beginning of May we celebrated our Tenth Anniversary holding meditation retreats at Minsteracres. It was 10 years ago when I decided to unite local meditation groups where we could practice and learn from one another. I visited Minsteracres and after a meeting with Fr Jeroen we held our first retreat in March 2008. Full Story

The Sound of Sheer Silence

During the past month we have been blessed with warmer days and I hope the summer will have more in store. When the weather is like this, I tend to go out in the morning and have my time of meditation outside. I sit on a bench and try to be still. I appreciate the Full Story

The Community of the Passion

A few years ago some Passionists became aware of people who live the Passionist charism whilst they are not professed members of the congregation. They are people, men and women, who are passionate about the poor and powerless. They place themselves alongside them, acknowledging – as the founder St Paul of the Cross did – Full Story

Volunteer blogspot Dianne Keetch

Dianne Keetch blogs about working in the Peace Garden. Here she talks about how finding a marble reminded her of an old Geordie poem and how memories help reminiscence.

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