Sep 2019

The way of the embodied contemplative

27/09/2019 - 29/09/2019 7:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Terry Doyle.

Terry will explore how the practice of meditation can also be encountered through the language of the body using breathing exercises, gentle stretching and slow Tai Chi movements to complement the seated meditation periods. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Please wear loose clothing.

This retreat runs from Friday 27 September at 7pm until Sunday 29 September at 2pm

Terry Doyle is a Benedictine Oblate with the World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM), and a founder member of Jason Chan’s Light Foundation. He is an experienced workshop and retreat leader who also works in the area of homelessness, addiction and social justice.

Suggested donation: £145

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£145.00


Oct 2019

Daring Disciples

04/10/2019 - 06/10/2019 7:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Minsteracres team

A weekend of prayer, reflection and nourishment on our life’s journey led by the Minsteracres team; for groups from parishes and partnerships. Individuals are also welcome to join in.

This retreat will run from Friday 4 October at 7pm until Sunday 6 October at 2pm.

Suggested donation £135

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£135.00


Walking retreat

09/10/2019 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 9th October starting at 10:00am and ending at 5:00pm.

Suggested donation: £10

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£10.00


Quiet day

16/10/2019 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 16 October from 10:00am until 4:00pm.

Suggested donation: £15

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£15.00


Nov 2019

Disciplined and free – a circle dance retreat

01/11/2019 - 03/11/2019 7:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Janette Blakemore

The dancer Gabrielle Roth asked ‘Are you disciplined enough to be a free spirit?’  This weekend, Janette Blakemore will explore what it means to be both disciplined and free through dance, music and words. Suitable for beginners.

Rev. Janette Blakemore is an interfaith minister who has led circle dance retreats at Minsteracres for a number of years.

This retreat runs from Friday 1 November at 7pm until Sunday 3 November at 2pm

Suggested donation: £150

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£150.00


Weekend of Inner Healing

01/11/2019 - 03/11/2019 7:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Alan Guile and Gerry & Anne Connor

This weekend is primarily for those with little or no prior experience of inner healing prayer, and who wish to learn more about how Jesus can bring emotional, spiritual healing and peace. Confidential individual prayer ministry and the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available during the weekend. The Saturday Mass will be for inter-generational healing.

This retreat will take place from Friday 1 (7pm) – Sunday 3 November (2pm)

Alan Guile and Gerry & Anne Connor have many years of experience with this ministry and have just produced a series of CD’s on Inner Healing. Alan is also author and editor of two recent books on inner healing.

Suggested donations: £135 (residential); £40 (Saturday only)

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£40.00


Music — Word — Prayer

15/11/2019 - 16/11/2019 7:00 pm

The Word is at the root of everything we do, and the Bishops of England and Wales have announced a Year of the Word (‘The God who speaks’) for 2020, starting in September this year.

Our Music — Word — Prayer weekend will explore ways of connecting scripture to music in the liturgy, ways to bring the psalms to life with music, repertoire for the Year of the Word, and much, much more. If you have a role in the musical or liturgical life of your parish or community, come and find information and inspiration!

  • On Friday evening, you are invited to a mini-retreat aimed primarily but not exclusively at musicians: a time of reflection and prayer, with scripture, music, visuals and silence.
  • The Saturday morning and afternoon sessions will focus on how music can give life to the Word of God in many different ways. The day will begin and end with a time of prayer.

Led by Paul Inwood, internationally-known author and speaker, liturgist, organist and choir director, and composer of the official Vatican Hymn for the Holy Year of Mercy.

Suggested donations:

£65: Friday 15 (7pm) – Saturday 16 (5pm) November

£25: Saturday only (10am – 5pm, including lunch and refreshments)

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£25.00


Walking retreat

16/11/2019 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.

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£10.00


Quiet day

20/11/2019 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 20 November from 10:00am until 4:00pm.

Suggested donation: £15

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£15.00


The Gift of the Living in the Divine Will

26/11/2019 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tony Hickey

The fulfilment of the ‘Fiat Voluntas Tua’ on earth as it is in Heaven as presented in the writings of Luisa Piccarreta:

“I see that these writings will be for my Church

as a new sun that will rise in its midst;

that attracted by the brilliant light men will apply

themselves to becoming transformed in this

light and go forth spiritualized and divinized and these souls, as they renew the Church, will transform the face of the earth.”

A one day conference presented by Tony Hickey. After a career in teaching Religious Studies, Tony began giving Scripture/Spirituality Retreats.  Today he continues this work in Europe, the United States, Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines.

He first became acquainted with the life and writing of Luisa Piccarreta in 1994.  He has spoken at International Divine Will Conferences and has been giving retreats worldwide on the Divine Will since 1997.

This retreat begins with registration at 9:00am and ends at 4:30pm.  Holy Mass will be celebrated at 12 noon.  A light lunch together with mid-morning and afternoon snacks will be provided.

The suggested donation for this retreat is £27

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£27.00


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