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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What a day to remember

Minsteracres was delighted to be able to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the retreat house with some of the men who provided the labour to convert the old stables block back in the 1960s and their families. Bishop Seamus officiated at mass in St Elizabeths’s before blessing the building. Thanks to the Full Story

Carmelites tell of their calling

Recently Minsteracres hosted a large group of lay Carmelites who came from all over the country for their national gathering.  Curious about their motivations and intentions in being part of a lay order we asked some of them to tell us what had originally attracted them and how it enriched their lives to be a Full Story

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


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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