Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham

Minsteracres Retreat Centre

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Minsteracres is a Retreat Centre set in beautiful Northumberland countryside.

There is a full programme of residential retreats and courses; see the Minsteracres Website -

Speakers available for groups large and small.

If you’re looking for speakers for coffee mornings, lunch groups, afternoon teas, evening meetings or other events, we at Minsteracres are happy to offer a presentation about ourselves and our work. Contact, or call 01434 673248 for information.

Upcoming events, retreats and walks:

Coming up at Minsteracres:

  • Friday 1 (7.00pm) - Sunday 3 March (2.00pm); Friends Retreat: Volunteers and friends all welcome at the start of a new season.

  • Saturday 9 March and Wednesday 10 April, 10.00am – 5.00pm; Walking Retreat: Enjoy a walk of seven to ten miles through beautiful countryside.

  • Wednesday 13, 20 and 27 March, 10.00am – 4.00pm with lunch; Quiet Days, Listen to God in scripture enjoying the peace and tranquillity of the countryside.

  • Wednesday 3 April 10.00am – 4.00pm; God is Ripening, Patrick Woodhouse will lead a day on the spirituality of 'The Book of Hours' by Rainer Maria Rilke.

  • The spiritual life of the Poet, Rainer Maria Rilke is explored in 'The Book of Hours', influential in the writings of Jewish diarist Etty Hillesum in her understanding of God in the face of the horrors of the Holocaust.

  • Thursday 18 (6.30pm) – Sunday 21 April (2.00pm); Holy Week Retreat: Time for reflection and the opportunity to take part in the ceremonies of Holy Week.

For more information about Minsteracres and our full programme visit our website or call us on 01434 673248.

Donating to Minsteracres

"Minsteracres holds a special place in the hearts of countless people who have benefited from their visits here over the years. We want to carry on providing this much loved facility for future generations and we need your support to enable us to continue to make a difference to people’s lives. We are asking our Friends to commit to giving to us on a regular basis. This will make a huge difference to our fundraising and will secure the retreat centre for future generations."

Minsteracres is a great space for self-led groups. Why not talk to us about booking space? Call us 01434 673248, or email

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