Thornycroft Hall

A natural setting for personal growth

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Spiritual resources

While Thornycroft is closed and we can’t provide recollections, we will resort to virtual means of formation instead. Here are some recollections, holy hours and meditations to help you keep close to God during this time of isolation.


For details of online recollections for secular priests please contact Fr Joe Evans on

Monthly recollections for women are being held via Zoom contact us for details.
Alternatively go to the DHEF website for resources so you can do it on your own at a time that suits you.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

by Fr Peter Haverty | An audio meditation for the feast of the sacred heart of Jesus in which Fr Peter explains what is perturbing St Margaret Mary Alacoque

Visitation of Our Lady

by Fr Peter Haverty | A meditation on the visitation of our Lady to Elizabeth and how among many talents she has a beautiful singing voice.

Holy Trinity

by Fr Peter Haverty | A meditation encouraging us to distinguish between the three persons of the Holy Trinity and to pray to each person.

Further resources

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


Standing up for Religious Freedom

Standing up for Religious Freedom

Catholic Voices in partnership with Aid to the Church in Need provided a fantastic workshop this evening on standing up for religious freedom. Baroness Helena Kennedy QC of the Shaws, Professor the Lord David Alton of Liverpool, Archbishop John Wilson of Southwark and...

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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

202107Oct(Oct 7)8:30 pm10(Oct 10)3:30 pmRetreat for women

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

November 2021

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


Contact Us

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01260 224219


Thornycroft Hall
Pexhill Road
SK11 9JN

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