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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We are delighted to announce that Minsteracres Retreat Centre is planning on opening its doors and welcoming guests from Monday 17th May. We can assure you that we will make the centre as safe and as comfortable as possible. Our Spring Newsletter is now available with news of Minsteracres future events in April, May and June. We look forward to seeing you very soon!

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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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Winter newsletter

In this Winter issue we share a greeting from +Robert Byrne CO, Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle. Geoff shares an insight into our future that brings hope we will see friends and loved ones in person; that we can go on retreat and meet new friends; and return to a degree of normality. You can read it Full Story

Welcome to our 2021 programme

The theme for 2021 is “The God who Speaks…”. Responding to the invitation of the bishops of England and Wales, we will explore some of the many ways in which God speaks to us; through prayer, through scripture, through challenging times and through nature. 2021 is also the Tricentenary celebration of the founding by St. Full Story

Reflective Walk Grounds of Minsteracres

Introduction We are delighted to provide the attached guide to a reflective trail around the grounds of Minsteracres, which you can view on your phone or download and print. Autumn has arrived and the colours are bursting from the trees . We have put this reflection together in the hope it will help you to connect with Full Story

Outreach Team update

During 2020, we were not able to have our usual outreach visitors. As we prepare for re-opening members of the Outreach Team are excited to welcome our visitors back to Minsteracres after 17th May. We have a full programme of a variety of groups coming to spend time with us during the spring and summer Full Story

Eco Community update

As with the rest of the country we have been observing lockdown since the beginning of the year and we are looking forward to welcoming people back to the walled garden in larger numbers than we have been able to accommodate due to the restrictions. We have manged to keep ourselves busy during this time. Full Story

Tynedale Horticultural Service

Tynedale Horticultural Service has worked throughout the pandemic in a myriad of ways. They have continued to maintain the flower beds and pots and grow vegetable transplants for the walled garden so the vegetables can be grown here on site and then delivered to the kitchen for the visiting groups. They have maintained their relationship Full Story