Sep 2021

Individually guided retreat

03/09/2021 - 10/09/2021 6:30 pm - 10:00 am

ISC Glasgow at Minsteracres

This retreat is held in silence and will be led by members of the Ignatian Spirituality Centre from Glasgow in collaboration with the team at Minsteracres.

This retreat starts on Friday 3 Sept at 6.30pm and ends on Friday 10 September at 10am.

Suggested donation: £595

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Walking retreat

08/09/2021 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Minsteracres team.

Enjoy a walk of seven to ten miles through the beautiful countryside around Minsteracres, with time for prayer, reflection and sharing of the beauty of creation. You will need suitable walking boots and warm, weatherproof clothing. Please bring a packed lunch.

This walking retreat will take place on Wednesday 8 September starting at 10:00am and ending at 5:00pm.

Suggested donation: £15

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£15.00


The God who speaks

10/09/2021 - 12/09/2021 7:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Minsteracres team

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales decided that 2020 should be a year of focus on the Bible and the theme ‘The God Who Speaks.’ We were not able to deliver this last year and so throughout this year we will be developing and exploring new ways of responding to the God who speaks to us through the Scriptures. We will explore new ways of celebrating, living and sharing God‘s word in our own lives, within our parishes and partnerships, and with all whom we encounter. We invite you to join us for a weekend of prayer, reflection and fellowship. For individuals or groups from parishes and partnerships.

This retreat will start on Friday 10 September at 7pm and ends on Sunday 12 September at 2pm.

Suggested donation: £150

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£150.00


Day of prayer

15/09/2021 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sr Rosarie Spence RSM

This day enables you to experience different ways of praying in a beautiful setting and gives you time for quiet personal prayer. A light lunch, tea and coffee are provided.

Wednesday 15 September, 10am – 4pm

Suggested donation: £20

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£20.00


On a journey with the Northern Saints

27/09/2021 - 01/10/2021 6:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Minsteracres team

Spend a week at Minsteracres journeying in the footsteps of the Northern Saints such as Aidan, Cuthbert, Oswald, Hilde and Bede. Find out more about their world and spirituality, and visit the iconic places where they lived out their faith. Delve into the meeting of Celtic and Roman traditions in the Golden Age of Northumbria. Includes visits to Holy Island, Bamburgh, Durham and other early monastic sites.

This retreat starts on Monday 27 September at 6.30pm and ends on Friday 1 October at 2pm.

Suggested donation: £455

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£455.00


Oct 2021

The God who speaks

08/10/2021 - 10/10/2021 7:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Minsteracres team

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales decided that 2020 should be a year of focus on the Bible and the theme ‘The God Who Speaks.’ We were not able to deliver this last year and so throughout this year we will be developing and exploring new ways of responding to the God who speaks to us through the Scriptures. We will explore new ways of celebrating, living and sharing God‘s word in our own lives, within our parishes and partnerships, and with all whom we encounter. We invite you to join us for a weekend of prayer, reflection and fellowship. For individuals or groups from parishes and partnerships.

This retreat will start on Friday 8 October at 7pm and ends on Sunday 10 October at 2pm.

Suggested donation: £150

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£150.00


Quiet day

13/10/2021 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sr Rosarie Spence RSM

An opportunity to step aside, listen to God in scripture and enjoy the peace and tranquility at Minsteracres.  Coffee and tea are provided.  Please bring a packed lunch.

This retreat will take place on Wednesday 13 October from 10:00am until 4:00pm.

Suggested donation: £20

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£20.00


Walking retreat

16/10/2021 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Minsteracres team.

Enjoy a walk of seven to ten miles through the beautiful countryside around Minsteracres, with time for prayer, reflection and sharing of the beauty of creation. You will need suitable walking boots and warm, weatherproof clothing. Please bring a packed lunch.

This walking retreat will take place on Saturday 16 October starting at 10:00am and ending at 5:00pm.

Suggested donation: £15

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£15.00


Embodied contemplative with Terry Doyle

22/10/2021 - 24/10/2021 7:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This retreat will explore how the practice of meditation can be encountered through the language of the body. Using breathing exercises, gentle stretching and slow Tai Chi movements along with seated meditation periods, the weekend will be nourishing for mind, body and spirit.  This retreat is suitable for all ages and abilities. Please wear loose clothing.

This retreat starts on Friday 22 October at 7:00pm and ends on Sunday 24 October at 2:00pm.

This retreat is led by Terry Doyle.  He is a Benedictine Oblate with the World Community for Christian Meditation and a founder member of Jason Chan’s Light Foundation and a respected workshop and retreat leader who works in the areas of homelessness, addiction and the resettlement of refugees and asylum seekers.

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£175.00


Nov 2021

Hope for the Earth–a different way of living for the future of the planet

05/11/2021 - 07/11/2021 4:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Patrick Woodhouse, Jonathan Hewitt and the Minsteracres team

The world’s leaders gather in Glasgow from 1 – 12 November for the UN conference on Climate Change (COP26).  It is no exaggeration to say that the future of an inhabitable earth hangs on their meeting. This retreat will explore the Climate Crisis and the Ecological Crisis asking how we may all be involved in a different way of living for the future of the planet.  In particular we shall reflect on:

  • The extent of the world-wide crisis and global initiatives of hope,
  • The loss of biodiversity in the natural world in the North-East region particularly,
  • The plans of the Minsteracres Trustees for the Retreat Centre in the face of the crisis
  • The Vision of the Minsteracres garden Eco-community for a different way of living
  • And how each of us can offer our own contribution in creating hope for the earth.

Patrick Woodhouse is a writer and Anglican priest. He is the author of Etty Hillesum, a Life Transformed, and Life in the Psalms, Contemporary Meaning in Ancient Texts. Joanthan Hewitt is a naturalist and Chair of the Natural History Society of Northumbria.

This event will run from Friday 5 November starting at 4:30pm to Sunday 7 November finishing after lunch.

Suggested donation: £175

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£175.00


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