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.

Recollections

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.

News

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

Retreats

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

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

Conferences

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

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 2020

202007Oct10:30 am1:00 pmEvent CancelledRecollection for women (morning)

202008Oct11:00 am4:30 pmEvent CancelledRecollection for secular clergy

202008Oct(Oct 8)8:30 pm11(Oct 11)3:30 pmEvent CancelledRetreat for women

202012Oct(Oct 12)7:30 pm16(Oct 16)2:00 pmEvent CancelledRetreat for secular clergy

202013Oct7:00 pm9:00 pmEvent CancelledRecollection for women (evening)

202022Oct(Oct 22)8:30 pm25(Oct 25)3:30 pmRetreat for men

202029Oct01NovRetreat for young professional men

November 2020

202004Nov10:30 am1:00 pmRecollection for women (morning)

202005Nov11:00 am4:30 pmRecollection for secular clergy

202006Nov(Nov 6)8:30 pm08(Nov 8)3:30 pmRetreat for female students

202020Nov(Nov 20)8:30 pm22(Nov 22)3:30 pmRetreat for male students

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

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01260 224219

Location

Thornycroft Hall
Pexhill Road
Macclesfield
SK11 9JN

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