Jun 2018

Faith in food

22/06/2018 - 29/06/2018 7:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Living in an age of degraded industrial food, depleted soil and an epidemic of food-related illnesses we explore what this means for people of faith.  In the peaceful setting of our walled garden, at the height of the growing season, we embark on a spirited inquiry into the future of our food through story, engaging visuals, group work, quiet reflection, gentle ritual and the joyful sharing of food.

Clíodhna Mulhern is an experienced retreat leader with a passion for food ethics and its place at the heart of our faith witness. Fergus Reilly is an experienced retreat facilitator committed to exploring spiritual ecology themes in a range of faith settings. Lya Vollering is a contemplative gardener at Minsteracres walled garden with a passion for the earth.

This retreat starts on Friday 22 June at 7pm and ends on Sunday 24 June at 2pm

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Jul 2018

Three day walking retreat

10/07/2018 - 12/07/2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Three days with walks of 8-10 miles through the beautiful countryside around Minsteracres. Every day starts with a reflection. You will need suitable walking boots and weatherproof clothing.

This retreat starts on Tuesday 10 July at 10am and ends on Thursday 12 July at 5pm

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Summer Fayre

14/07/2018 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

A fun day out in the beautiful setting of Minsteracres.

Full details will be available nearer the time.

Saturday 14 July, 11am – 4pm


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Enjoy the music of John Rutter

16/07/2018 - 22/07/2018 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

A singing workshop led by Monique van den Hoogen with a week full of sacred and secular music by John Rutter. And who knows….

Monique has conducted choirs for over 35 years and has led many successful workshops at Minsteracres. Over the years many singers return every year to this week.

This retreat starts on Monday 16 July at 11am and ends on Sunday 22 July at 2pm

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A journey with the Northern Saints

23/07/2018 - 27/07/2018 6:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Online booking for this event is now closed, but we have a waiting list. If you are interested in booking a place, please email or ring 01434 673248

Spend a week at Minsteracres following in the footsteps of the Northern Saints such as Aidan, Cuthbert, Oswald, Hilde and Bede. Find out about their spirituality and motivation, early Celtic spirituality and visit the iconic places where they lived out their faith. Include visits to Holy Island, Bamburgh, Durham and Hadrian’s Wall.

This retreat starts on Monday 23 July at 6.30pm and ends on Friday 27 July at 2pm

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Aug 2018

Rosary rally

11/08/2018 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A prayerful day out at Minsteracres with celebration of the Eucharist, rosary procession through the grounds and benediction.

Saturday 11 August, 12 noon – 4pm


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Individually guided retreat

31/08/2018 - 07/09/2018 6:30 pm - 10:00 am

This retreat is held in silence and will be led by members of the Ignatian Spirituality Centre in Glasgow in collaboration with the team at Minsteracres.

This retreat starts on Friday 31 August at 6.30pm and ends on Friday 7 September at 10am

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Sep 2018

Walking retreat

01/09/2018 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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 1 September starting at 10:00am and ending at 5:00pm

The walk will be led by the Minsteracres team.

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Sacred journey themed retreat

07/09/2018 - 09/09/2018 7:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A weekend of prayer, reflection and nourishment on our life’s journey led by the Minsteracres team; for groups from parishes and partnerships. Individuals are also welcome to join in.

This retreat starts on Friday 7 September at 7pm and ends on Sunday 9 September at 2pm

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Day of Prayer

19/09/2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Led by Rosarie Spence RSM, this day enables you to experience different ways of praying in a beautiful setting and gives you time for quiet personal prayer. Lunch, tea and coffee are provided.

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