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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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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You’ll get more than you give!

We are looking for volunteers! Jean Haldane, our volunteer coordinator, explains, “Since I started at Minsteracres about five years ago the need for volunteers has increased because we have become much busier and we need help in more areas. “In addition to the dining room, we need support in housekeeping and hospitality, in the office Full Story

Silent retreat – a life-saver

“It’s absolutely essential! I need space where I can be completely silent just to be,” says Ase, one of the ten participants of the five day individually guided retreat (IGR) at Minsteracres. Ase is talking about the silent aspect of the IGR, which is the thing which most people who have never tried it seem Full Story

Growing through the silence

An individually guided retreat (IGR) might seem a bit hard core to the uninitiated. Five days held in silence except for meeting with your spiritual director might seem daunting but those who undertake these retreats usually love the experience and gain deep, spiritual nurturing from them. One such is Pat Moran who has just completed Full Story

Volunteer blogspot Dianne Keetch

Dianne Keetch blogs about working in the Peace Garden. Here she pays tribute to Henry, a much valued member of the Peace Garden crew.

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