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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Quiet days at Minsteracres

Sr Rosarie Spence is a regular on the programme at Minsteracres, delivering both quiet days and prayer days throughout the year. “It all started years ago when I lived at Minsteracres as part of the community,” she explains. “There were days when the house was empty and it seemed a shame not to be sharing Full Story


Autumn – the season of plenty!

We have a glut of courgettes in the Peace Garden. If you’ve ever grown courgettes you will know they all ripen on the same day. You wait all of June and July for courgettes, you crave them, but there are none. August rolls around, then the beginning of September and one day—bam! You have more Full Story


Three days of prayer and praise

The Methodist Women in Britain group have just left us after their autumn visit and again we are struck by their joyful enthusiasm. Twice a year in spring and autumn, women converge on Minsteracres from all over the north east for three days of prayer and praise. This time their theme is ‘our journey with Full Story

Volunteer blogspot Dianne Keetch

Dianne Keetch blogs about working in the Peace Garden. Continuing her musings on a bountiful harvest, this week she's talking soup.

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