Thornycroft Hall

A natural setting for personal growth

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.


Find your latest recollection from DHEF.

Christ’s humanity

by Fr Paul Hayward | An audio meditation on the emotional life of Christ and how we too can go to him through our emotions.

Little things

by Fr Paul Hayward | An audio meditation on how great holiness can develop from little things.

St James

by Fr Paul Hayward | An audio meditation on the feast of St James and what we can learn from him.

Further resources

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


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

November 2020

202026Nov(Nov 26)8:30 pm29(Nov 29)3:30 pmEvent CancelledRetreat for men

December 2020

202002Dec10:30 am1:00 pmRecollection for women (morning)

202003Dec11:00 am4:30 pmRecollection for secular clergy

202003Dec(Dec 3)8:30 pm06(Dec 6)3:30 pmRetreat for men


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01260 224219


Thornycroft Hall
Pexhill Road
SK11 9JN

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