Following the Government's announcement for a second national lockdown, we will be closed from 5th November until 4th December.


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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Minsteracres is regrettably once again closed for all public activities, including meetings for spiritual direction and retreat accommodation. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and hope that we will be able to welcome you to return to Minsteracres soon.

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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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Welcome to our 2021 programme

The theme for 2021 is “The God who Speaks…”. Responding to the invitation of the bishops of England and Wales, we will explore some of the many ways in which God speaks to us; through prayer, through scripture, through challenging times and through nature. 2021 is also the Tricentenary celebration of the founding by St. Full Story

More Than Grandparents Visit to Minsteracres

More than Grandparents is a charitable incorporated organisation, based in Sunderland, that offers peer support groups, training opportunities, social events , recreational activities , children’s activities , family breaks , online support as well as after hours and crisis support .The outreach team with support from the Peace Garden arranged a fun filled day for Full Story

Reflective Walk Grounds of Minsteracres

Introduction We are delighted to provide the attached guide to a reflective trail around the grounds of Minsteracres, which you can view on your phone or download and print. Autumn has arrived and the colours are bursting from the trees . We have put this reflection together in the hope it will help you to connect with Full Story