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Workshop for men:

Philosophical Anthropology: a reflection on the nature of man

Gentlemen, you are warmly invited to join us from Friday 29th October to Sunday 31st October 2021 for a workshop led by Dr Jaume Navarro who is Ikerbasque Research Professor at the University of the Basque Country. In this short course we shall attempt to understand the foundations of what some call philosophical anthropology.

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Spiritual resources


Our next recollection for women will be in Thornycroft Wednesday 3rd November 2021 starting at 10:30 am and finishing at 1 pm. It will include Holy Mass and will be followed by a light lunch. Please contact us to book your place.

If you are unable to attend the live recollection for women, please click on the link below to follow the recollection in your own time.

Our next recollection for priests will be on Thursday 4th November 2021. Please email to book your place. For those unable to attend, the meditations will be made available after the recollection has taken place.


by Fr Frank Calduch | An audio meditation on how we can co redeem with Christ through our work, whatever it may entail, by doing it as well as we can for the glory of God.


by Fr Peter Haverty | An audio meditation on loving God for his own sake and how we should imitate our Lady who stood at the foot of the cross and united herself to Jesus in his sufferings out of pure love.

Holy Spirit

by Fr Peter Haverty | An audio meditation about the Holy Spirit acting in our souls and how important it is to listen and correspond with those actions.

Further resources

Additional video and audio resources can be found on our spiritual resources page.


Help us to fundraise for Thornycroft

Hello everyone I am currently starting a fundraising project to support Thornycroft Hall with the costs of repairing the roof. I am offering freshly made savoury dishes, cakes and bakery products. 100% of the proceeds will go towards the project.  Thanks for your support. For more information please visit our Facebook page where you can see full details of how to place an order.

Welcome to Thornycroft Hall

Thornycroft Hall is a conference centre that holds spiritual and cultural activities throughout the year. All spiritual activities are entrusted to the Opus Dei Prelature. Thornycroft hosts activities for people of different ages and walks of life. These include seminars and conferences on cultural and spiritual topics, family development programmes, sports and activity weekends for young people, retreats and days of recollection. Thornycroft Hall is owned by the Siddington Trust Limited (registered charity no 282339).

We have events for people of all ages


A retreat is a time spent away from your ordinary occupation, when you can reflect on how you live your faith in your everyday work, with your family and with other people.


Recollections take place twice a month for women and once a month for secular clergy. These few quiet hours are an ideal opportunity for personal prayer and reflection on different aspects of Christian life.

For women

For secular clergy


Thornycroft hosts conferences that support the Catholic faith and culture across the north of England. Participants explore ways of making a practical impact on the heart of civil society. Conferences are held for the laity and the clergy.

Thornycroft conferences

Priests’ conferences


Workshops are held in Thornycroft for men, women and young people covering a wide range of subjects including professional, cultural, family development and faith based workshops.

Cookery school

Our cookery school helps busy mums who want to cook healthy, fresh and exciting meals but struggle to find the time or need inspiration.

Family Fun Day

Everyone is welcome to enjoy time together in the restful grounds, meet old friends and make new ones at the summer family fun day.

Christmas Carol Concert

Welcome in the Christmas season with music at our annual Christmas carol concert and be entertained by the choir, with traditional and modern carols.

Where’s your life heading?

Find some direction and take part in our activities.

Forthcoming Events

October 2021

202126Oct(Oct 26)8:30 pm29(Oct 29)3:30 pmRetreat for men

202129Oct(Oct 29)7:00 pm31(Oct 31)5:30 pmWorkshop for men - Philosophical Anthropology: a reflection on the nature of man

November 2021

202104Nov11:00 am4:30 pmRecollection for secular clergy

202105Nov(Nov 5)8:30 pm07(Nov 7)3:30 pmRetreat for female students

202106Nov2:30 pm5:00 pmCookery School: Cooking on a budget

202111Nov(Nov 11)8:30 pm14(Nov 14)3:30 pmRetreat for men

202119Nov(Nov 19)8:30 pm21(Nov 21)3:30 pmRetreat for students and young professional men

December 2021

202102Dec(Dec 2)8:30 pm05(Dec 5)3:30 pmRetreat for men

202109Dec11:00 am4:30 pmRecollection for secular clergy

202111Dec2:30 pm5:00 pmCookery School: Festive Christmas menu


Contact Us

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01260 224219


Thornycroft Hall
Pexhill Road
SK11 9JN

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