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

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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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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Daring Disciples

With this edition of our newsletter we are approaching the end of the year. It may just be me, but it feels like the year 2018 has passed very quickly. Some people say that this happens when you get older. That may well be true… However, I think it has also something to do with Full Story

The Hidden Life of Trees

Minsteracres is known for the magnificent avenue of Sequoias, but there are other beautiful mature trees. Unfortunately this year we have lost a few. The stunning old cherry blossom tree near the chapel came down earlier this year. The majestic horse chestnut lost one of its main branches and probably won’t live very long. The Full Story

A Huge Thank You to Free the Way!

Free the Way is a Seaham based charity, which helps people who have a history of addiction to drugs and alcohol, to establish a new way of life in recovery from addiction. The charity provides accommodation and programmes to help service users out of the trap of dependence and to move on to independent living. 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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