May 2017

Embodied contemplative with Terry Doyle

26/05/2017 - 28/05/2017 7:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This retreat will explore how the practice of meditation can be encountered through the language of the body. Using breathing exercises, gentle stretching and slow Tai Chi movements along with seated meditation periods, the weekend will be nourishing for mind, body and spirit.  This retreat is suitable for all ages and abilities. Please wear loose clothing.

This retreat starts on Friday 26 May at 7:00pm and ends on Sunday 28 May at 2:00pm.

This retreat is led by Terry Doyle.  He is a Benedictine Oblate with the World Community for Christian Meditation and a founder member of Jason Chan’s Light Foundation and a respected workshop and retreat leader who works in the areas of homelessness, addiction and the resettlement of refugees and asylum seekers.

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Icon painting with Maureen Rimmer

29/05/2017 - 02/06/2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This workshop is open to beginners as well as to those with some experience, who wish to paint an icon as an expression of personal prayer. During this week we will explore the spirituality and symbolism contained within icons.

This retreat begins on Monday 29 May at 11:00am and ends on Friday 2 June at 2:00pm

The retreat will be led by Maureen Rimmer. She has many years experience of icon painting in egg-tempera. She has completed commissions to write icons for churches in the north east of England.

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£380.00


Walking retreat

31/05/2017 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 retreat takes place on May 31 and we start at 10:00am and will end at 5:00pm.

The walk will be led by the Minsteracres team.

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£10.00


Jun 2017

Parish retreat

09/06/2017 - 11/06/2017 7:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Groups and individuals are invited to join this ‘Seeds of Hope’ themed parish retreat weekend.

The retreat starts on Friday 9 June at 7:00pm and ends on Sunday 11 June at 2:00pm.

This retreat is led by the Minsteracres team.

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£120.00


Garden retreat day

10/06/2017 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

An opportunity to spend a gentle day in the Peace Garden and Sanctuary building, deepening our connection with the natural world. We will use meditation, contemplation, poetry and mindful gardening to help us open to the intelligence and deeply restoring potential in nature and to explore how this can illuminate and transform our personal, everyday lives. Lunch will be provided.

The retreat will take place on Saturday 10 June from 10:00am until 5:00pm

The retreat will be led by Ross Menzies and Katrina Padmore.  They run a gardening therapy project at Minsteracres, helping participants find healing and meaning through connecting with nature. Ross is also a practising medical herbalist.

 

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£50.00


Quiet day

14/06/2017 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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 June from 10:00am until 4:00pm.

This quiet day will be led by Rosarie Spence RSM.

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£15.00


Walking retreat

24/06/2017 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 retreat takes place on Saturday 24 June from 10:00am until 5:00pm.

The walk will be led by the Minsteracres team.

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£10.00


Jul 2017

Summer fayre

08/07/2017 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

A fun day out in the beautiful setting of Minsteracres with lots of entertainment for the family.

The summer fayre takes place on Saturday 8 July from 11:00am until 4:00pm

Full details will be announced nearer the day on our Facebook page.

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Songs for the journey

10/07/2017 - 16/07/2017 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

A week providing regular teaching in voice technique using songs that give inspiration, hope and orientation on life’s journey. The week will also include reflections for our pilgrim journey with visits to places connected with Northern Saints, and travellers of times past.

This singing retreat starts on Monday 10 July at 11:00am and ends on Sunday 16 July at 2:00pm

The retreat will be led by Monique van den Hoogen.  She has conducted choirs for the over 30 years and has led many successful workshops at Minsteracres.


Non-residential costs are as follows:

1/ Lunch only with morning and afternoon tea breaks £35 per person per day.

2/ Lunch and evening meals with morning and afternoon tea breaks £45 per person per day.

When booking, please state whether you wish to be residential or non-residential.

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£475.00


Being messengers of compassion and hope

17/07/2017 - 24/07/2017 5:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This preached retreat will offer reflections about the ways in which Jesus reveals to us the God who shows compassion and unconditional love for every human being. It will also explore ways in which we as followers of Jesus continue his mission and move forward in hope in times when hope is often lacking. The retreat will be conducted in an atmosphere of silence.

This retreat will take place from Monday 17 July from 5:00pm until Monday 24 July at 10:00am

The retreat will be led by Fr. John Fuellenbach.  He is a member of the Society of the Divine Word. He has written a number of books on scripture and theology and has many years’ experience in teaching and conducting workshops and retreats in different parts of the world.

 

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£480.00


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