Welcome

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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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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Therapy in action

Our Peace Garden is a very special space much loved by everyone who uses it. Volunteer Eileen Ewen has been involved with it since before anything was planted and it was just an idea in the head of community member Lya Vollering, the driving force behind the project. As a volunteer with Let’s Get Growing’s Full Story

Life’s box of chocs

Forrest Gump’s Mamma said, ‘Life is like a box of chocolates, you don’t know what you are going to get.’ Well, I always thought that was kinda cute, but untrue.  After all, the box usually includes a list giving you the content of each chocolate. But I agree life itself is a Woolworth’s pic ‘n’ Full Story

Reunited at the cross

We were delighted to welcome Bob and Janice English and their friend Mike when they came to visit recently. Bob’s contribution to our Cross of Hope was crucial in getting the project quite literally off the ground. The design was Minsteracres community member Lya Vollering’s, but getting it from paper to the beautiful glass and Full Story


Volunteer blogspot Dianne Keetch

Dianne Keetch blogs about working in the Peace Garden. She spent the New Year celebrating the simple pleasures of peace, quiet, warmth and nature.

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