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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Minsteracres welcomes the Lay Fraternity of Charles de Foucauld

Minsteracres welcomes the Lay Fraternity of Charles de Foucauld by Moira Potier This year it was the turn of the UK to host the biennial meeting of the European Delegates of the Lay Fraternity of Charles de Foucauld. The meeting is always followed by a holiday/retreat for members of the fraternities across Europe. It is Full Story

Daring Disciples continue their journey…

Daring Disciples continue their journey… by Fr. Jeroen Hoogland CP, Rector As I am writing these words I look back on a busy summer. Many groups and individuals found their way to Minsteracres and enjoyed the space, its peace and the beauty of God’s creation. With some of the retreat groups we used this year’s Full Story

Thank you to our volunteers

Thank you to our volunteers by Jean Haldane A huge thank you is owed to our amazing volunteers for their contribution this summer – we just couldn’t have managed without them. This year has been particularly challenging especially for Paul and his team in the kitchen.  Margaret O’Brien retired in June and sadly Teresa passed Full Story

Support our Drive Fund

In the Summer Newsletter we announced the launch of our fundraising initiative to raise £60,000 to resurface our drive. The mile-long drive which connects the Retreat Centre with the A68 has deteriorated in recent years and needs urgent attention. We hope that the work can be done in the Spring of 2020, depending on the 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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