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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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we are currently closed to the public until further notice.  We are following Government guidelines and anticipate restricted opening in the coming weeks once ‘lock-down’ measures have been relaxed. We will keep you updated.  In the meantime, you can still browse retreats  later in the year.

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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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Seventh Sunday of Easter

Last Thursday we celebrated the feast of the ascension of the lord. If we still wonder what it is all about. A picture message from my friend might clarify it better, which says. “Ascension is the day when Jesus started to work from home.” For he continues to love us to the very end. And Full Story


When we truely awaken we will understand that: – Life is more than we think it is Love is more than we think it is We are far more than we think we are… I think today’s feast of Ascension teaches us this lesson.. From the first reading we hear, men of galilee, why are Full Story


Readings for the Solemnity of Pentecost in year A Acts 2:1-11 Psalm 103 1 Corinthians 12:3-7.12-13 John 20:19-23 Homily For some it may have been too warm, for others it may have been too dry, but I suspect that most of us have enjoyed the beautiful weather of the past few weeks. Every day you 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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