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We are a Christian place of prayer with a resident community of Roman Catholic Passionist priests, nuns and lay people. The presence of our community creates a prayerful and homely atmosphere.

The community gathers every morning and evening in the chapel to honour the day with prayer and the celebration of the Eucharist. Guests are welcome to join us and participate in the rhythm of the day.

Through a spirit of hospitality and welcome we create space for guests where they can feel at home, be themselves and enjoy the peace and natural beauty which surrounds us.

Minsteracres’ mission

Minsteracres Retreat Centre provides a space where people feel welcome, can be themselves and are enabled to find healing and wholeness in their relationship with God, with themselves, with others and with creation.

During all of our retreats we will be invited to consider new ways of attending to and living out the Gospel.

We look forward to  welcoming you!

It costs approximately £1,500 per day to run Minsteracres Retreat Centre. The suggested offerings indicated help us to cover our costs, but no one should feel excluded for financial reasons and concessions are available.

We look forward to welcoming you…

The suggested offerings indicated for each event help us to cover our costs. However, no one should feel excluded for financial reasons and concessions are available through our Bursary programme


  • Minsteracres Retreat Centre Nr Consett County Durham DH8 9RT
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