Nov 2019

Disciplined and free – a circle dance retreat

01/11/2019 - 03/11/2019 7:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Janette Blakemore

The dancer Gabrielle Roth asked ‘Are you disciplined enough to be a free spirit?’  This weekend, Janette Blakemore will explore what it means to be both disciplined and free through dance, music and words. Suitable for beginners.

Rev. Janette Blakemore is an interfaith minister who has led circle dance retreats at Minsteracres for a number of years.

This retreat runs from Friday 1 November at 7pm until Sunday 3 November at 2pm

Suggested donation: £150

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Weekend of Inner Healing

01/11/2019 - 03/11/2019 7:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Alan Guile and Gerry & Anne Connor

This weekend is primarily for those with little or no prior experience of inner healing prayer, and who wish to learn more about how Jesus can bring emotional, spiritual healing and peace. Confidential individual prayer ministry and the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available during the weekend. The Saturday Mass will be for inter-generational healing.

This retreat will take place from Friday 1 (7pm) – Sunday 3 November (2pm)

Alan Guile and Gerry & Anne Connor have many years of experience with this ministry and have just produced a series of CD’s on Inner Healing. Alan is also author and editor of two recent books on inner healing.

Suggested donations: £135 (residential); £40 (Saturday only)

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Music — Word — Prayer

15/11/2019 - 16/11/2019 7:00 pm

The Word is at the root of everything we do, and the Bishops of England and Wales have announced a Year of the Word (‘The God who speaks’) for 2020, starting in September this year.

Our Music — Word — Prayer weekend will explore ways of connecting scripture to music in the liturgy, ways to bring the psalms to life with music, repertoire for the Year of the Word, and much, much more. If you have a role in the musical or liturgical life of your parish or community, come and find information and inspiration!

  • On Friday evening, you are invited to a mini-retreat aimed primarily but not exclusively at musicians: a time of reflection and prayer, with scripture, music, visuals and silence.
  • The Saturday morning and afternoon sessions will focus on how music can give life to the Word of God in many different ways. The day will begin and end with a time of prayer.

Led by Paul Inwood, internationally-known author and speaker, liturgist, organist and choir director, and composer of the official Vatican Hymn for the Holy Year of Mercy.

Suggested donations:

£65: Friday 15 (7pm) – Saturday 16 (5pm) November

£25: Saturday only (10am – 5pm, including lunch and refreshments)

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Walking retreat

16/11/2019 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 16 October starting at 10:00am and ending at 5:00pm.

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Quiet day

20/11/2019 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 20 November from 10:00am until 4:00pm.

Suggested donation: £15

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Advent retreat

29/11/2019 - 01/12/2019 7:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Pat Kennedy

The time is now. Will you come? How willing am I to be the manger?

Pat Kennedy works with the Diocese of Hexham & Newcastle in adult formation, training of the permanent diaconate and renewal.

This retreat runs from Friday 29 November at 7pm until Sunday 1 December at 2pm.

Suggested donation:  £145

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