Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Seamus 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:

Walking retreat - 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.

Wednesday 8 March 2017, 10.00am - 5.00pm

The practice of faith in a dismissive world – Patrick Woodhouse

A recent survey found that the number of people who say they have no religion now significantly outweighs the Christian population. This study day will look at some of the reasons behind this and explore how a deeper practice of faith may be discovered, and a different kind of knowing may be glimpsed.

Patrick Woodhouse is a writer and Anglican priest. He was, for 13 years, a Canon of Wells Cathedral. He is the author of Etty Hillesum, a Life Transformed and Life in the Psalms, Contemporary Meaning in Ancient Texts.

Saturday 18 March 2017, 10.00am – 4.00pm, with lunch provided

Quiet days of reflection during Lent

An opportunity to step aside, listen to God in scripture and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the countryside.

Wednesday 15 March 2017 – Sr. Rosarie Spence RSM

Wednesday 22 March 2017 – Sr. Anne McCarthy RSCJ

Wednesday 29 March 2017 – Kathryn Turner

Wednesday 5 April 2017 – Sr. Sheila McNamara RSCJ

All from 10.00am – 4.00pm, with a light lunch provided.

Holy Week Retreat - Minsteracres team

Join the community on their journey towards Easter, with time for reflection and the opportunity to take part in the ceremonies of Holy Week.

Thursday 13 (6.30pm) – Sunday 16 April 2017 (2.00pm)

For more events, our programme is available at Minsteracres Website -

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

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