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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Human sundial at Minsteracres

People approaching Minsteracres from the A68 during the past year will have seen quite a bit of activity in the parkland between the chapel and the Peace Garden. The activity focused on a rockery which for many years was the site of a crucifix. Earlier on, during the 1940’s, this concrete slab was the base Full Story

Travellers from Merseyside

In August we welcomed parishioners from St. Helens from their annual holiday retreat. Margaret Marren, the organiser, remembered that the first retreat took place in 1989. It was the time when many members of the Sutton parish of St. Anne and Blessed Dominic didn’t have the means to go on holiday. Fr. Mark White, who Full Story

An international volunteering experience

The summer season is usually quite busy with retreat groups coming and going. In order to ensure that all runs smoothly, we need all help possible. Alongside our regular volunteers in recent years we have received help from volunteers from abroad who spent time at Minsteracres. This summer we enjoyed the presence of Nancy from 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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