We are a Christian place of prayer with a resident community rooted in the Roman Catholic Passionist tradition. We welcome people who share our values and we invite you to enjoy our hospitality.

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COVID-19 Update

The Team at Minsteracres are busy getting ready to bring back to life and re-imagine experiences that we have all craved during these past few months.

We are getting ready to welcome you for our normal business of providing a revised retreat programme, meeting spaces, comfortable accommodation and acres of land for you to enjoy space away from the hustle and bustle of daily life in the peace, quiet and beauty of Minsteracres.

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Minsteracres is a beautiful 110 acre estate in the land of the Northern Saints. Within our historic buildings and estate we have space for prayer and rooms to hire for retreats and events.

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Sunday Mass

Diocesan instructions mean that places are limited to 22 individuals with a bit of flexibility where families/”bubbles” can share a pew. If you wish to attend one of these masses you must make a booking in adavance using the booking system which is accessed on the Heavenfield Partnership website athttps://www.heavenfieldpartnership.org.uk/news-informati…/…/ This will be open from 2.00pm, Wednesday Full Story

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily – by Fr. Jenish Mother Teresa of Kolkata had once spoken well of hunger and poverty. She said “the spiritual poverty of the West is much greater than the physical poverty of the East. In the West, there are millions of people who suffer loneliness and emptiness, who feel unloved and unwanted. They are Full Story

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings 1 Kings 3:5,7-12, Psalm 118, Romans 8:28-30, Matthew 13:44-52 Homily Last month, when the lockdown started to ease a bit, a couple of parishioners asked if they could come with their metal detector and do some research on the grounds. I am always fascinated by these things and try to follow the proceedings. On Full Story

Volunteer blogspot Dianne Keetch

Dianne Keetch blogs about working in the Peace Garden. Here she talks about how finding a marble reminded her of an old Geordie poem and how memories help reminiscence.

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