Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO

Minsteracres Retreat Centre

Minsteracres is a Retreat Centre set in beautiful Northumberland countryside.

There is a full programme of residential retreats and courses; visit 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:

    Retreats and events during Lent:

  • Quiet days of reflection during Lent:

    Wednesday 11 March – Sr. Anne McCarthy RSCJ.

    Wednesday 18 March – Sr. Sheila McNamara RSCJ.

    Wednesday 1 April – Kathryn Turner.

  • Walking retreat days, with Minsteracres Retreat Team:

    Wednesday 4 March and Saturday 4 April, 10.00am – 5.00pm: Enjoy a walk of seven to ten miles, starting and finishing with a reflection. Bring a packed lunch.

  • Friday 13 (7.00pm) – Sunday 15 March (2.00pm): Touching the water – praying with the Retreat Association icon of the Woman at the Well, with Sr. Magdalen Lawler SND and Fr. Tom McGuinness SJ.

  • Wednesday 25 March, 10.00am - 4.00pm (lunch included): A contemplative response to the climate crisis, with Patrick Woodhouse.

    A day to reflect on the extend of the climate crisis and its effect on us, and how, as people of faith, we might shape our response to it.

  • Holy Week Retreat, with Minsteracres Retreat Team:

    Thursday 9 (6.30pm) – Sunday 12 April (2.00pm).

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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