Oct 2020

Gratitude, Prophecy & Hope

02/10/2020 - 04/10/2020 12:00 am

Minsteracres team

2020 has presented all of us with new experiences and opportunities to reflect on our lives. During this retreat we reflect on our encounters with gratitude, prophesy and hope. With reference to the lives of some of the Passionist saints, we will explore where these perennial themes have been and are present in our lives.

This retreat will start on Friday 2 Oct at 7pm and end on Sunday 4 October at 2pm.

Suggested donation: £140

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A contemplative response to the climate crisis

07/10/2020 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Patrick Woodhouse

This retreat is now approaching capacity. If you are interested in attending, please contact Margo on 01434 673248 or email 

A day to reflect on the extent of the climate crisis and its effect on us, and how, as people of faith, we might shape our response to it.

Patrick Woodhouse is a writer and Anglican priest. He is the author of Etty Hillesum, a Life Transformed, and Life in the Psalms, Contemporary Meaning in Ancient Texts. Both are published by Bloomsbury.

Wednesday 7th October , 10am – 4pm

Suggested donation £30

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Quiet day

14/10/2020 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Kathryn Turner and Michael O’Halloran

An opportunity to step aside, listen to God in scripture and enjoy the peace and tranquility at Minsteracres.  Coffee and tea are provided.  Please bring a packed lunch.

This retreat will take place on Wednesday 14 October from 10:00am until 4:00pm.

Suggested donation: £15

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Spoken in song

16/10/2020 - 18/10/2020 7:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Janet Swan

Spoken in song–what we have learned and can still learn from a good hymn

A chance to discuss singing, and hopefully do some singing!

Taking place at a time when we have been told we cannot sing indoors with others, we will be discussing some of our favourite hymns and songs and talking about what singing means to us. Think of this as your chance to be part of your very own “Desert Island Discs”!

If the weather is kind to us and we can sing outside we will also have chance to learn some new songs including songs from Taizé, songs in other languages and songs that help us to think of our unity as well as our faith. But please come prepared to talk about your favourite, song, hymn, piece of music or poem. If you want to you could also bring a recording (on CD or pendrive) or the sheet music / words.

Janet Swan is an experienced choir leader and member of the Natural Voice Network. She leads a number of choirs and events. The emphasis is always on singing in the voice you were born with and building your confidence and love of singing. If you are not a confident singer but want to feel part of something that is music and singing related, this has to be the perfect retreat for you at this time.

This retreat starts on Friday 16 Oct at 7pm and ends on Sunday 18 Oct at 2pm

Suggested donation: £155

 

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Walking retreat

17/10/2020 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Minsteracres team.

Enjoy a walk of seven to ten miles through the beautiful countryside around Minsteracres, with time for prayer, reflection and sharing of the beauty of creation. You will need suitable walking boots and warm, weatherproof clothing. Please bring a packed lunch.

This walking retreat will take place on Saturday 17 October starting at 10:00am and ending at 5:00pm.

Suggested donation: £10

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The way of the embodied contemplative

23/10/2020 - 25/10/2020 7:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Terry Doyle

This retreat is now fully booked. If you are interested in attending and wish to be added to a waiting list in the event of a cancellation, please contact Margo on 01434 673248 or email 

This retreat will explore how the practice of meditation can also be encountered through the language of the body using breathing exercises, gentle stretching and slow Tai Chi movements to complement the seated meditation periods. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Please wear loose clothing.

Terry Doyle is a Benedictine Oblate with the World Community for Christian Meditation, and a founder member of Jason Chan’s Light Foundation. He is an experienced workshop and retreat leader who also works in the areas of homelessness, addiction and social justice.

This retreat starts on Friday 23 Oct at 7pm and ends on Sunday 25 Oct at 2pm

Suggested donation: £150

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Nov 2020

Quiet day

18/11/2020 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sr Rosarie Spence RSM

An opportunity to step aside, listen to God in scripture and enjoy the peace and tranquility at Minsteracres.  Coffee and tea are provided.  Please bring a packed lunch.

This retreat will take place on Wednesday 18 November from 10:00am until 4:00pm.

Suggested donation: £15

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Prophecy, Gratitude, Hope…

20/11/2020 - 22/11/2020 7:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Minsteracres team

Prophecy, gratitude, hope–celebrating the third centenary of the Passionist Congregation

In 2020 the Passionist Congregation celebrates the third centenary of its foundation. We will honour this with a special retreat during which we will explore key elements of the Passionist tradition and spirituality and reflect on the message of the Word of the Cross for the world of today.

This retreat starts on Friday 20 Nov at 7 pm and ends on Sunday 22 Nov at 2 pm

Suggested donation: £140

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Walking retreat

25/11/2020 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Minsteracres team.

Enjoy a walk of seven to ten miles through the beautiful countryside around Minsteracres, with time for prayer, reflection and sharing of the beauty of creation. You will need suitable walking boots and warm, weatherproof clothing. Please bring a packed lunch.

This walking retreat will take place on Wednesday 25 November starting at 10:00am and ending at 5:00pm.

Suggested donation: £10

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Advent retreat

27/11/2020 - 29/11/2020 7:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Minsteracres team

This Advent retreat offers space to prepare for the coming of the Lord. It will be conducted in Taizé style with Scripture reflections, Taizé chants and times of silence.

This retreat will start on Friday 27 Nov at 7 pm and end on 29 Nov at 2 pm

Suggested donation: £140

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