Oct 2017

Walking retreat

04/10/2017 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 walking retreat will take place on 4 October starting at 10:00am and ending at 5:00pm

The walk will be led by the Minsteracres team.

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£0.00


Parish retreat

06/10/2017 - 08/10/2017 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 6 October at 7:00pm and ends on Sunday 8 October at 2:00pm.

This retreat is led by the Minsteracres team.

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£120.00


The way of the embodied contemplative

11/10/2017 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This day 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 (WCCM), and a founder member of Jason Chan’s Light Foundation. He is an experienced workshop and retreat leader who also works in the area of homelessness, addiction and social justice.

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£25.00


Nov 2017

Resurrection of hope – digging for a just peace in Israel and Palestine

03/11/2017 - 04/11/2017 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hexham Kairos in partnership with Peace and Justice in the Holy Land NE and Minsteracres have organised an event to mark the year of the three big anniversaries – 100 years since the Balfour Declaration, 50 years occupation of Palestinian territories and 10 years blockade of Gaza. Mary Grey, a Roman Catholic eco-feminist theologian and trustee of the Balfour project is our keynote speaker, with contributions from Mary Lucas, Charlotte Marshal, Brian Brown and Veronica Whitty.

Friday 3 (10am) – Saturday 4 November (4pm) with the option for day participation

 

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£80.00


Seeds of Hope in a Dark World – Margaret Silf

03/11/2017 - 05/11/2017 7:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hope can be hard to hold on to when so much that is happening in our world feels hopeless. Yet Jesus declares that he comes to bring life – life in all its fullness. During this retreat weekend we will reflect on some of the many seeds of hope waiting to be planted in our life’s soil today. Where and how might we be part of that planting? How can we help fragile new growth to flourish and protect it from what might threaten it? What fruits might it bear, and how can we bring these fruits to a hungry and desperate world?

The retreat will take place from Friday 3 November at 7:00pm until Sunday 5 November at 2:00pm

The retreat will be led by Margaret Silf.  She is a Roman Catholic lay person who has been trained by the Jesuits in accompanying others in prayer. She is the author of ‘Landmarks’, ‘Taste and See’ and many other books.

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£130.00


Walking retreat

11/11/2017 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 walking retreat takes place on Saturday 11 November starting at 10:00am and ending at 5:00pm

The walk is led by the Minsteracres team.

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£10.00


Quiet day

22/11/2017 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 quiet day takes place on 22 November starting at 10:00am and ending at 4:00pm

This retreat is led by Rosarie Spence RSM.

 

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£15.00


Dec 2017

Advent: through the music of Handel’s Messiah

01/12/2017 - 03/12/2017 7:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Euan takes us on an Advent pilgrimage through Part 1 of the Messiah.  You will experience the deeply loved Handel Messiah in a new way: the released energy of its opening overture, the tenderness of “Comfort ye” that sings of God’s answer to us.  The soul’s landscape is shaken and faces a “refiner’s fire,” God’s answer to our fear is to join us in His Incarnation, and the whole becomes a journey to freedom.  The heart is prepared to receive God’s gift of Christmas. “Real depth and insight…has introduced me to layers of meaning..” (2016 participant comment).

Euan Tait is a librettist and poet, a retreat leader who works across the country, and a Lecturer in English & Creative Writing.  His work with composers includes two choral symphony librettos (for Paul Spicer, premiered in Symphony Hall, Birmingham in 2014, and for Kim Andre Arnesen, premiered in Trondheim Cathedral, 2016), and he has written texts for a number of US composers.  For further information, see Euan Tait. Trainer, Retreat leader,librettist, blogger

The retreat will take place from Friday 1 December starting at 7:00pm until Sunday 3 December ending at 2:00pm

 

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£130.00


Feb 2018

Walking retreat

21/02/2018 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 21 February 2018 starting at 10:00am and ending at 5:00pm

The walk will be led by the Minsteracres team.

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£10.00


Quiet days of reflection during Lent

28/02/2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

An opportunity to step aside during the season of Lent, listen to God in scripture and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the countryside.

Wednesday 28 February – Sr. Rosarie Spence RSM

From 10am – 4pm, with a light lunch provided.

Suggested donation: £20

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£20.00


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