Provincial Chapter of St. Joseph’s Province

From 12th – 16th July, the Provincial Chapter of St. Joseph’s Province (England, Wales and Sweden) of the Congregation of the Passion of Jesus Christ, will take place here at the Passionist Retreat House in Minsteracres. A Chapter is held every four years, and is a time of communal discernment and decision making that emerges Full Story

Minsteracres Walking Retreat

The walkers spirits were high when they returned to Minsteracres for a well-earned coffee & cake on their arrival following a 7 mile walk through beautiful countryside, with time for prayer and reflection. The next walk is on Saturday 17th October. Please click on the link to book your place on this retreat. Tweet


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. In a time where we are not allowed to use the church or gather together as a community, we are challenged to find other ways of prayer. We have Full Story

Times of Easter Tridduum Services

This evening, Holy Thursday, the Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be at 7:30pm. Tomorrow, Good Friday, the Celebration of the Passion of the Lord will take place at 3:00pm. On Saturday the Easter Vigil will be celebrated at 8:30pm. This year will be our main celebration of the Eucharist at Easter. We are Full Story

Mass for the 5th Sunday of Lent – 29th March 2020

Homily Today we have another long gospel reading, similar to what we had on the last two Sundays. In today’s passage from John’s gospel we heard how Jesus brought Lazarus back to life. One could comment that Lazarus was a fortunate man indeed. Fortunate because he was a friend of Jesus, fortunate because Jesus came Full Story

Solemnity of the Annunciation

Homily for the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord 25 March 2020 As we all know, during the past couple of days more restrictions have been announced so as to cope with the corona virus. Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday evening, we have been asked to keep the church closed. As a Full Story

Mass for 4th Sunday of Lent

Recorded video of today’s Mass for the 4th Sunday of Lent, with the Minsteracres Community can be viewed below on youtube. The mass was recorded this morning at 8:30 in the Community Chapel. You will also be able to access the recording from the YouTube website through this link. Please look out for daily reflections Full Story

Homily for 4th Sunday of Lent

We are happy to share with you a copy of Fr Jenish’s Homily for today’s Mass. The readings today are about seeing and not seeing, about what seems obvious but in fact hidden. I think that they are wonderful readings that deserve a lot of time, reflection and above all faith. Even Samuel did not Full Story

Stairway to heaven!

Over the summer, plans for the refurbishment of the retreat house have been progressing. The board of governors has agreed a full proposal and we are now seeking planning permission and listed building consent. In the meantime, we have been turning our minds to the thorny issue of raising the funds to help up realise Full Story

I have called you by name

This winter edition of our newsletter appears at the beginning of Advent. It is a time of joy and expectation, a time of waiting and longing, during which we prepare ourselves for Christmas when we celebrate the revelation of God’s love in the Child of Bethlehem. Advent also marks the beginning of the year of Full Story