We are a Christian place of prayer with a resident community rooted in the 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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A quiet new year

I spent this New Year in the Sanctuary in the Peace Garden. It was a peaceful time, away from the noise and hubbub of the celebrations. The weather was sunny and I spent time foraging, walking and reading. It was just what I needed. Christmas and New Year are a difficult times for me. I Full Story

Preparing for ‘seeds of hope’ retreats

  In the second half of last year the decision was reached that the Minsteracres theme for the parish retreats in 2017 would be ‘seeds of hope’. This caused me to start focusing on what hope means for me personally, and how it has worked in my (faith) life. I had gone through a difficult Full Story

Towards a sustainable future

One of Minsteracres’ three key aims is conservation of the environment, both our own and the earth’s. It may sound a bit grand to put it that way but a quick look at our different departments shows how embedded that aspiration is here. The biggest single investment we have made towards that aim is the Full Story

Volunteer blogspot Dianne Keetch

Dianne Keetch blogs about working in the Peace Garden. Here she voices the secret thoughts of the garden's two scarecrows as they go in search of a Spring makeover.

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