Dear Friends,

The safety and wellbeing of our community, staff, volunteers, retreatants, parishioners, is what matters most to us, particularly during this challenging time. We are closely monitoring the latest developments with the COVID-19 outbreak and we want to keep you updated on the steps we are taking to keep everyone safe.

This means that from today, 20th March we have cancelled all scheduled retreat activities until 30th April. We continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated via our website.

Following the guidance of the RC Bishops of England and Wales we have also suspended all acts of public worship, including the celebration of mass in St. Elizabeth’s church. Daily prayer and mass will continue in the community chapel, but this unfortunately won’t be open to the wider public.

All our measures are in line with the official advice from Public Health England, with whom we continue to work closely.

While many of the measures may not be highly visible to parishioners or visitors to the retreat Centre, rest assured they are in place and follow medical, clinically driven, advice.

On behalf of Minsteracres team, we would like to thank you for your patience and support at this difficult time. Let us continue to keep one another in our prayers.

Fr Jeroen Hoogland CP