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Spiritual resources

Our next recollection for women will be in Thornycroft on Wednesday 1st December 2021 starting at 10:30am and finishing at 1pm. It will include Holy Mass and will be followed by a light lunch. Please contact us to book your place. Recollections will take place via zoom in December and links will be posted in the news section nearer the time.

Our next recollection for priests will be on Thursday 9th December 2021. Please email to book your place. For those unable to attend, the meditations will be made available after the recollection has taken place.

Blessed Mourners

by Fr Peter Haverty | An audio meditation on the last judgement in which Fr Peter encourages us to live the third beatitude: blessed are they who mourn for they will be comforted.

Ordinary Life

by Fr Joe Evans | An audio meditation in which Fr Joe explains how important it is not just to live ordinary life, but to sanctify it for the glory of God.

All Saints

by Fr Peter Haverty | An audio meditation for the feast of All Saints in which Fr Peter encourages us to be very sincere in spiritual direction so we can be helped to become saints.

Further resources

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


Thornycroft Christmas Family Event

Thornycroft Christmas Family Event

Thornycroft's carol concert will be different this year. Instead of a formal concert we will be meeting informally on Sunday 12th December, between 3-5 pm to sing carols, enjoy a drink with some mince pies. Due to the pandemic numbers will be limited and there will be...

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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

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

202112Dec3:00 pm5:30 pmChristmas carol concert

February 2022

202202Feb10:30 am1:00 pmRecollection for women (morning)

202203Feb11:00 am4:30 pmRecollection for secular clergy

202204Feb(Feb 4)8:30 pm06(Feb 6)3:30 pmRetreat for female students

202207Feb(Feb 7)7:30 pm11(Feb 11)2:00 pmRetreat for secular clergy

202218Feb(Feb 18)8:30 pm20(Feb 20)3:30 pmRetreat for male students

202224Feb(Feb 24)8:30 pm27(Feb 27)3:30 pmRetreat for women

March 2022

202202Mar10:30 am1:00 pmRecollection for women (morning)

202203Mar11:00 am4:30 pmRecollection for secular clergy

202210Mar(Mar 10)8:30 pm13(Mar 13)3:30 pmRetreat for men

202221MarAll Day23AprPriest' conference

202224Mar(Mar 24)8:30 pm27(Mar 27)3:30 pmRetreat for women

202231Mar11:00 am4:30 pmRecollection for secular clergy

April 2022

202201Apr8:30 pm03(Apr 3)3:30 pmRetreat for female students

202206Apr10:30 am1:00 pmRecollection for women (morning)

202229Apr(Apr 29)8:30 pm02May(May 2)3:30 pmRetreat for young professional men

May 2022

202204May10:30 am1:00 pmRecollection for women (morning)

202205May11:00 am4:30 pmRecollection for secular clergy

202226May(May 26)8:30 pm29(May 29)3:30 pmRetreat for women


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01260 224219


Thornycroft Hall
Pexhill Road
SK11 9JN

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