Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO

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:

  • Tuesday 21 - Thursday 23 May; Sacred Calligraphy led by Maureen Rimmer. Creative workshop on the ancient art of illuminating manuscripts based on the Word of God.

  • Wednesday 22 May; Walking Retreat led by the Minsteracres team. Enjoy a walk of seven to ten miles through beautiful countryside around Minsteracres with reflection.

  • Friday 7 – Sunday 9 June: Pentecost Renewal Retreat led by Maria Natella. A weekend of praise, worship and reflection in preparation for the coming of the Holy Spirit.

    Sr. Maria Natella is a Dominican Sister at St. Joseph. She is involved in preaching ministry and is an engaging, inspiring and popular international speaker. She not only leads retreats but is engaged in parish missions and the national youth ministry ‘Fanning the Flame’. See poster.

  • Monday 10 – Friday 14 June: A Journey with the Northern Saints led by the Minsteracres team. Following in the footsteps of the Northern Saints exploring their spirituality and visits to Holy Island/Hadrian’s Wall.

  • Wednesday 12 June: Quiet Day led by Rosarie Spence. An opportunity to listen to God in scripture, enjoying the peace of the countryside. Coffee and tea provided. Bring a packed lunch.

  • Friday 21 – Sunday 23 June: Daring Disciples’ Themed Retreat led by the Minsteracres team. Weekend of prayer, and reflection on our life’s journey. For groups from parishes and individuals welcome.

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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