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Gratitude Prophecy & Hope

Final themed retreat of the year; Opening of the Passionist Jubilee and an encounter with Gratitude, Prophesy and Hope; 20th – 22nd November. For information on our covid secure arrangements and bookings ow.ly/WyPB50BXUHL The team have worked very hard to adapt their offer to suit the current circumstances. The feedback we have received so far Full Story

Feast of St Paul of the Cross

Greetings to our friends on the Feast of the Founder of the Passionist Order, St Paul of The Cross. We share with you the concluding prayer from todays daily office; Lord God, you gave our father, Saint Paul of the Cross, a wonderful spirit of love in preaching Christ Crucified. By his prayers and example, Full Story

Singing in the Walled Garden

Janet Swan and singers took time from the retreat schedule to visit and sing in the walled garden. The feedback from the group was …”Minsteracres is a beautiful place to be spending a weekend “. The group were in fine voice as they sang in the Walled Garden as they could only talk the words Full Story


The Piano

The Piano has been finely tuned and awaits the arrival of Janet Swan & guests to arrive this Friday 16th October. Spoken in song–what we have learned and can still learn from a good hymn‘ A chance to discuss singing, and hopefully do some singing! If you are interested we have a few spaces left please contact Margo on Full Story

Minsteracres Retreat Team

Gratitude , Prophecy and Hope Retreat , Minsteracres Retreat Centre We are blessed to have a fantastic retreat team with new members like Kathryn Turner & Julia Firbank who will be well known to many of you as a very experienced retreat givers. The team have worked very hard to adapt their offer to suit the Full Story

Tyndale Horticultural Service–running during a pandemic

When I started working for the horticultural service about 20 years ago I didn’t ever consider I might have to run a service with nobody attending.   We officially closed on Friday 27th March to the people who use the service and to some staff. We had spent 3 years trying to establish a base here Full Story


Kitchen news

The Aprons team have had a steady return to work across August in readiness for groups returning in early September. It was great to be back on site despite the social distancing, and really good to be able to see colleagues and friends in one place. The kitchen and all areas have had a good Full Story

News from Outreach

At the beginning of the year, our Outreach team was ready to swing into action looking forward to welcoming our fabulous guests to Minsteracres. We had a full programme ahead of us with some familiar and some new groups. During March we were fortunate to have two groups who came to spend a day with Full Story

Update Eco-Community

The garden and we have grown in the last six months. We have grown as an eco-community. Lock-down wasn’t easy, but we are very privileged to be living in a garden. We never had a moment of being bored, there was too much to do! We had to remind ourselves that our ministry here is Full Story


Dear friends,

What a long time it has been since we were able to be together! Here at Minsteracres we have missed you all so much! The house has been too quiet, too empty. After all, welcoming you in Christ’s name is the reason we are here. We have been very busy over the past seven months, Full Story