Nestled away in the countryside on the borders of Northumberland and Durham lies Minsteracres, one of the most renowned, peaceful Christian retreat centres in the North East. Amassing 110 acres of beautiful local landscapes, you can choose from a variety of retreat houses to ensure your stay is completely tailored to whatever you require.

Working closely with volunteers across Northumberland, as well as a range of priests, religious and lay people, Minsteracres aims to provide customers with the best setting for tranquil reflection, all within a religious setting.

Upon arrival at Minsteracres, you are greeted by members of the community and are invited to take part in a range of activities, working alongside volunteers, who help to make your stay as homely as possible.

There are a variety of Christian retreat available, from holistic retreats to healing retreats, all within a very reasonable price range, starting at around £120.

During your stay, you may choose to take part in morning and evening prayer as a celebration of the Eucharist. Within the retreat centre, Minsteracres hold the values of sustainability, seasonality and simplicity, in order for guests to feel truly at one with themselves and the world throughout the duration of their visit.

Minsteracres can offer day, week- end, or week long retreats to suit your requirements and there are also venues for self- led groups, with larger accommodation for 80 guests, set across two houses.

The centre hosts events throughout the year, and as we begin to welcome the spring months, Minsteracres have a variety of events you can attend from April onwards.

To book for these events, simply fill out the online form attached to the event description.

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