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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

Dear friends,

What a long time it has been since we were able to be together! Here at Minsteracres we have missed you all so much! The house has been too quiet, too empty. After all, welcoming you in Christ’s name is the reason we are here. We have been very busy over the past seven months, 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


Looking forward to a post-COVID future

Researchers at Oxford University and in particular Professor Sarah Gilbert have announced that they are cautiously optimistic that a vaccine will be available by Easter next year.  Now wouldn’t that be very apt timing—a time of rebirth.  Whether or not this is realised, it gives us a great sense of hope.  It is HOPE that Full Story

Introducing new Parish Priest, Fr Jenish

Father Jeroen left St Elizabeth’s in August to go on sabbatical. Fr. Jenish has taken over as parish priest of St. Elizabeth’s and Rector of the resident community. Therefore it is an important moment for the parish community and also for Fr. Jenish. Father Jeroen quotes “It has been a pleasure for me to do Full Story

Prophecy, Gratitude, Hope – celebrating the third centenary of Passionist Congregation

In 2020 the Passionist Congregation celebrates the third centenary of its foundation. We will honour this with a special retreat during which we will explore key elements of the Passionist tradition and spirituality and reflect on the message of the Word of the Cross for the world of today. Friday 20 – Sunday 22 November Full Story


Quiet Day

We have a few places available on this one day retreat facilitated by Kathryn Turner & Michael O’Halloran  An opportunity to step aside, listen to God in scripture and enjoy the peace and tranquility at Minsteracres.  Coffee and tea will be served and a light lunch will be provided . Wednesday 14th October , 10am Full Story

A CONTEMPLATIVE RESPONSE TO THE CLIMATE CRISIS

Spaces are still available on this day event. Click here to book. A day to reflect on the extent of the climate crisis and its effect on us, and how, as people of faith, we might shape our response to it. Patrick Woodhouse is a writer and Anglican priest. He is the author of Etty Full Story

Prophecy,Gratitude & Hope

The final day of Prophecy , Gratitude & Hope retreat. Retreat guests and  Retreat leaders have all experienced a real connection with the retreat subject matter and enjoyed the weekend immensely. We welcome you to attend the next retreat on Friday 20th– Sunday 22nd November. Please click on the link to confirm your attendance or Full Story


Minsteracres Retreat Team

The retreat team are ready and waiting for the retreatants to arrive. We wish you all a wonderful spiritual weekend. Gratitude Prophecy & Hope .If you wish to confirm your booking for the next weekend retreat Friday 20th November – Sunday 22nd November click on the link or contact Margo on 01434673248 or email for Full Story