In line with Government and Senior Health Official advice, Centre Ministries is sad to announce that we have taken the difficult but necessary decision to temporarily close our centres with immediate effect and until further notice.

Castlewellan Castle, Cloverley Hall, and The Quinta are special spaces where people come together to share and to grow. Sadly for now, it is necessary for people to stay apart. Centre Ministries is fully behind supporting the Government in its aims of wanting people to stay at home, as that’s how we can protect our NHS and help save lives.

Our staff are already in touch with groups due to visit over the next few months and will continue to roll that out while the health crisis extends. We know that you will want your events to happen if at all possible, and we will continue to support you to that end. We will be providing limited cover in our office at this time, so we would recommend that you e-mail queries to the relevant centre and we will respond to you. We anticipate that demand for space later in 2020 and in 2021 will be high as a result of current cancellations, so we encourage you to get in touch.

At an early stage of the crisis, Centre Ministries offered its accommodation to assist the national effort. We will continue discussions with our local authorities as we try to help our communities in alternative ways during this unprecedented event.

As trustees and staff, we continue to pray for our world as it battles with this virus that separates. We pray for you in your ministries, as you seek to reach out in compassion. Above all, we pray for those in our world who have not received the vaccine of salvation for an even more deadly virus that separates. May you know the truth of Psalm 46 in these days.

Many thanks for your understanding and cooperation at this challenging time.