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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In praise of dandelions

One balmy spring day the peace garden was invaded by alien dandelions. They dropped in on a southerly breeze, their parachute canopies glinting in the sun. They forced the earthly dandelions into the meditation area and then one stern alien stepped forward with a menacing look and demanded, ‘Take me to your weeder’. It’s true Full Story

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Three days of nature and peace

A group of 11 people ventured north from a Passionist sister house in London for a three-day break with our outreach team this week. The Passionist community bought Martha House in Tottenham in November 2014 to increase accommodation for migrants in London, providing food and shelter for people needing accommodation for short periods. Most of Full Story

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An open door for the ladies of Selkirk

Minsteracres’ retreat team are well into their stride now with this year’s theme ‘blessed are the merciful’, borrowed from the pope’s call to make 2016 the year of mercy. Their delight in their work is evident both to the retreatants (more of that later) as well as they themselves. “A retreat is a treat,” says Full Story

Volunteer Profile Dianne Keetch

Dianne Keetch blogs about working in the Peace Garden. This week she muses on the importance of bugs.

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