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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Seeds of hope 

Each year the retreat team at Minsteracres chooses a new theme for its retreats. Following on from last year’s ‘blessed are the merciful’ is 2017’s ‘seeds of hope’. Aptly using giant redwoods (of which we have a few!) as the source of the seed, the team looked at what is needed to nurture and grow Full Story

Occasional gardeners needed

Parishioner Rosaleen Doonan, the creator of the lovely St Cuthbert’s garden to the side of the church here at Minsteracres, has volunteered (!) to lead a team of occasional helpers to maintain the  gardens around the house. Up until she left  last autumn Sr Therese was the keeper of the flower beds and a regular sight with Full Story

Blessed are the merciful

This year we have had many groups coming in for the “Blessed are the Merciful” retreat. Sometimes they come just for the day. Others come for a weekend and this month (August) we are hosting two week-long retreats. The first group came in on Monday afternoon after considerable time spent in heavy traffic on the Full Story

Volunteer blogspot Elisabeth van Dijl

Elisabeth van Dijl is a one of our retreat team. Although she is based in Holland, she comes to Minsteracres several times a year for three to four weeks at a time to help the retreat team plan and deliver their parish retreats. Here she talks about 'seeds of hope'.

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