More than two years have passed since the opening of the Monastery of Our Lady of Holy Hope. Apart from offering accommodation to Mothers Monica and Regina, the monastery also has a private room for guests to spend a day or a few hours in solitude and prayer with access to the monastic chapel. It is available from 9.30am to 5pm. Coffee and tea are available and you are welcome to bring a packed lunch. If you are interested you are asked to book by contacting Mother Monica, Monastery of Our Lady of Holy Hope, Minsteracres, Consett, DH8 9RT, telephone 01434 673002; mobile: 07544 282005; email