Our retreats

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


This Advent retreat offers space to prepare for the coming of the Lord. It will be conducted in Taizé style with Scripture reflections, Taizé chants and times of silence. This retreat will start on Friday 27 Nov at 7 pm and end on 29 Nov at 2 pm Suggested donation: £140. If you are interested in attending Full Story

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

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

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

In grateful memory – Anne Conroy

On 6th September we received the sad news of the death of our dear friend and community member Anne Conroy. We received some sad news that Anne Conroy died following a short illness. Anne and her husband Les were members of a small prayer group who visited us on the first Thursday of each month Full Story