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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The singing is the glue

It’s that time of year again. The time when the whole house at Minsteracres is filled with music. The inspirational Dutch choir director Monique van den Hoogen is back to lead her annual, week-long singing retreat. So popular is she, that she brings with her a readymade choir of Dutch followers, most of whom have Full Story

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Freeing the way

“Have you met them yet? What an amazing group!” ‘The group’ are the talk of the house at Minsteracres. They are 15 men and three support workers from Seaham-based Free the Way which offers clients help to establish a new way of life in recovery from addiction, with accommodation and programmes to help them out Full Story

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An individually guided retreat – Minsteracres style

John Smith from Edinburgh and Peter Traynor from Dalkeith are both coming towards the end of their training to become deacons and will be ordained in September. They have come to Minsteracres to take part in a pre-ordination retreat as one of the final steps in their preparation. “We were told we should have a Full Story

Volunteer Profile Dianne Keetch

Dianne Keetch blogs about working in the Peace Garden. This week she describes a loving circle of listening and sharing.

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