Extending our welcome

Here at Minsteracres Marian Fletcher has been trialing a new volunteer role of hospitality facilitator to fill the gap left by Sister Therese when she moved to a new position last autumn. It quickly became apparent that Sr Therese had been something of a human dynamo, not only heading up our front of house presence Full Story

Can you help our housekeepers?

It’s fair to say we couldn’t have got the retreat house ready in time for our first group of the year without the help of a small army of volunteers. On standby for two days, they were finally able to get to grips with the big clean with hours to go, and they did us Full Story

Big Green Sunday 21 Sept

Come to our Big Green Sunday next week. There’s LOTS to see and do. And it’s free! So if you fancy trying your hand at archery, dry stone walling, leather working, willow weaving and other crafts, or learning about nature and history head this way on Sunday 21st September. Kids – learn bushcraft skills from Full Story

Calling conservation volunteers

Minsteracres Retreat Centre, near Consett, is looking for people with an interest in the environment to help manage its 110 acre estate of pasture and woodland. Geoff Bockett, operations manager at the Christian centre, said: “We’re looking for people who already have, or would like to develop, skills in woodland management, fence building, dry stone walling, Full Story