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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Vera’s big day

“Absolutely excellent!” says Vera Richards. Vera is one of our longest serving dining room volunteers, and this week she was invited to a garden party at Alnwick Castle celebrating volunteers’ week. Vera was nominated by Minsteracres to represent us at the event because of the unstinting effort she gives us and the pleasure she takes Full Story

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Help needed in Peace Garden

We are urgently looking for help in one of our beautiful gardens. The Peace Garden was established in the grounds of Minsteracres six years ago as a two-acre space for therapeutic gardening as well as peace, quiet and contemplation. Twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays it is used by Ross Menzies and Katrina Padmore Full Story

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Something’s bugging me

I don’t like the way we kill bugs and insects without a thought as if they were beneath our notice. We spray our homes and liberally use insecticides in the garden to get rid of what we consider as pests. We think of ourselves as a superior species with the right to decide which insects Full Story

Volunteer Profile Dianne Keetch

Dianne Keetch blogs about working in the Peace Garden. She talks about how much the dogs who come to the Peace Garden mean to the group.

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