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:

  • Wednesday 16 October, 10.00am – 4.00pm; Quiet Day, Sr. Rosarie Spence RSM: An opportunity to step aside, listen to God in scripture and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the countryside. Coffee and tea are provided. Please bring a packed lunch.

  • Friday 1 (7.00pm) – Sunday 3 November (2.00pm); Weekend of Inner Healing, Alan Guile, Gerry & Anne Connor. This weekend is primarily for those with little or no prior experience of inner healing prayer and who wish to learn more about how Jesus can bring emotional and spiritual healing, and peace.

  • Friday 1 November (7.00pm) – Sunday 3 November (2.00pm); Disciplined and Free – a Circle Dance Retreat, Rev. Janette Blakemore. This retreat will explore what it means to be both disciplined and free through dance, music and words. Suitable for beginners.

  • Music – Word – Prayer

    Preparing for “The God who Speaks: Year of the Word” with Paul Inwood.

    Being held at Minsteracres Retreat Centre, near Consett, Co. Durham, DH8 9RT on Friday 15 (7.00pm) – Saturday 16 November (5.00pm) £65. (Saturday only 10.00am – 5.00pm including lunch & refreshments £25). For information and bookings visit, call 01434 673248 or email:

    See poster for details.

  • Saturday 16 November, 10.00am – 5.00pm; 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. Bring suitable walking boots, warm weatherproof clothing and packed lunch.

  • Wednesday 20 November, 10.00am – 4.00pm; Quiet Day, Sr. Rosarie Spence RSM. This day offers an opportunity to step aside, listen to God in Scripture and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the countryside. Coffee and tea are provided. Please bring a packed lunch.

  • Tuesday 26 November, Registration 9.00am, Holy Mass 12.00 noon. The Gift of Living in The Divine Will, Tony Hickey. A one day Conference studying the fulfilment of the 'Fiat Voluntas Tua’ on earth as it is in Heaven, as presented in the writings of Luisa Piccarreta.

  • Friday 29 November (7.00pm) – Sunday 1 December (2.00pm); Advent retreat, Pat Kennedy. The time is now. Will you come? How willing are you to be in the manger? Pat Kennedy works with the Diocese of Hexham & Newcastle in adult formation, training of the permanent diaconate and renewal.

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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