Thornycroft Hall

A natural setting for personal growth

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Forthcoming Events

“Here’s what’s happening in Thornycroft over the next three months. Which activity will we see you at?”

February 2024

202429Feb(Feb 29)8:30 pm03Mar(Mar 3)3:30 pmRetreat for men

March 2024

202404Mar(Mar 4)7:30 pm08(Mar 8)2:00 pmRetreat for secular clergy

202414Mar(Mar 14)8:30 pm17(Mar 17)3:30 pmRetreat for women

May 2024

202403May(May 3)8:30 pm06(May 6)3:30 pmRetreat for young professional men

202409May(May 9)8:30 pm12(May 12)3:30 pmRetreat for women


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.

Spiritual resources


by Fr Michael Lowenthal | An audio meditation on the human treasure of friendship focusing on how Jesus had many great friends and how we too must be good friends to others.

Ordinary life

by Fr Michael Lowenthal | An audio meditation on the Christian mission in the home and how God calls us to be a saint in our homes, to live like Jesus Christ and to spread the love of God to all.

Christ our Light

by Fr Peter Haverty | An audio meditation on how we should strive to imitate Christ and bring the warmth of the light and life of Jesus Christ to all our friends.

Further resources

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


Christmas Carols 2023

Christmas Carols 2023

Are you looking for a festive way to celebrate the Christmas season? Do you enjoy listening to beautiful music and singing along to your favourite carols? If so, join us for Christmas Carols on Saturday 10th December 2023 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm at Thornycroft Hall. We...

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September Family Picnic

September Family Picnic

Join us for our penultimate Thornycroft family picnic of the year on Sunday 24th September 2023. For those who would like to attend, there will be Mass at 12pm. Bring your own picnic and catch up with your family and friends from 1pm to 5:30pm. Drinks will be provided.

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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 Picnics

During the good weather we host informal family picnics in the grounds of Thornycroft Hall. Everyone is welcome to bring a picnic, meet up with other families, play a few games and have an enjoyable afternoon out.

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.

Contact Us

Call Us

01260 224219


Thornycroft Hall
Pexhill Road
SK11 9JN