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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Welcome to Tynedale Horticultural Service

On a sunny afternoon on Sunday 9th June roughly 130 people celebrated the formal opening of Tynedale Horticultural Service’s (THS) new offices in the Old Laundry at Minsteracres Retreat Centre.  This was the culmination of months of hard work to refurbish the Old Laundry building using funds provided by Northumberland County Council to create a Full Story

Best wishes for a Happy Retirement

by Fr. Jeroen Hoogland CP On 21 June a party was held to mark the retirement of Margaret O’Brien as our Catering Manager. There was a shared table and a ceilidh but the evening started with a mass of thanksgiving for the more than twenty two years of Margaret’s dedication and faithful service to Minsteracres. Full Story

Sister Cecilia

In Memory of Beloved Friends

In memory of beloved friends Following the death of Brian Alderson in January, in recent months we mourned the loss of more dear friends: Sr. Cecilia Wilkinson CP, Teresa Wall and Monty Burton. Sr. Cecilia died peacefully on Holy Thursday, 18 April, after a period of failing health. She was 85 years old and 65 Full Story

Help us to Improve our Drive

by Geoff Bockett One of the features of Minsteracres is the mile-long drive that connects the centre with the A68 trunk road.  It leads past rhododendrons and through an avenue of Sequoias and parkland before arriving at the Retreat Centre. Visitors will have noticed the gradual decline in the condition of the drive.  6,000 visitors 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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