Welcome

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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Retreats

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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Resources

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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Sunday 5th July Homily

Once there was little preacher who went from place to place to preach the word of God. His only source of income was the voluntary contributions of the congregation he preached. One day, after preaching, he passed on his hat among the people. After it had made the rounds, the hat was returned to the Full Story

Solemnity of Saint Peter and Saint Paul

Acts 12:1-11 2 Tim 4:6-8,17-18 Mt. 16:13-19 Homily After more than three months of lockdown the news about easing restrictions has generally been met with great relief. Churches are gradually allowed to re-open and the start of public worship is on the horizon. Of course the announcements make big headlines. In reality it is much Full Story

Homily 21th June 2020

12th Sunday in Ordinary Time A good Christian life demands that we must be ready to face sufferings, hardships, sacrifices, rejection, even persecutions in our efforts to do good, either in our parish community or in our society. Every step taken to do good, stirs up opposition from some people when they are determined to 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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