Thornycroft Hall

A natural setting for personal growth

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June Family Picnic


Join us on Sunday 30th June for a family picnic.

Mass will be at 12pm as usual followed by picnic and fun from 1pm.

Please bring your family, friends and your own picnic as usual.

Join us for Pimms and lemonade or soft drinks for the children and ice creams for all.

Father Peter Haverty

Fr Peter Haverty was a priest of Opus Dei for sixty years. He was instrumental in the acquisition of Thornycroft Hall and was an integral part of the life here. He was loved by many. Go to his page to find a timeline and a biography of his life, his funeral homily, a bibliography of all his books he published and all the meditations he preached that were posted on this website.


Assisted Dying Conference

Assisted Dying Conference

One of the attendees of the End of life Conference wrote up a wonderful report on the day: On Saturday 15th June, several members of St Alban’s Parish joined with a large group of other Catholics at Thornycroft Hall for a Conference about ‘Accompanying People on...

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June Conference Booking

June Conference Booking

While we wait for the End of Life Conference page to be uploaded, if you would like to book on the course please email and include your name, email address, mobile no, any special dietary requirements and any other information you require. Then...

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St Bede’s Family Day

St Bede’s Family Day

St Bede's College Manchester are having a family day at Thornycroft on Sunday 28th April 2024. It will be a day of prayer and reflection with activities for the entire family. The day will conclude with Mass. For further details please contact Mrs Hibbert at...

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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?”

August 2024

202401Aug11:00 am4:30 pmRecollection for secular clergy

202407Aug10:30 am1:00 pmRecollection for women

September 2024

202404Sep10:30 am1:00 pmRecollection for women

202405Sep11:00 am4:30 pmRecollection for secular clergy

October 2024

202402Oct10:30 am1:00 pmRecollection for women

202403Oct(Oct 3)8:30 pm06(Oct 6)3:30 pmRetreat for women

202407Oct(Oct 7)7:30 pm11(Oct 11)2:00 pmRetreat for secular clergy

202410Oct11:00 am4:30 pmRecollection for secular clergy

November 2024

202406Nov10:30 am1:00 pmRecollection for women

202407Nov11:00 am4:30 pmRecollection for secular clergy

202428Nov01DecRetreat for men

December 2024

202404Dec10:30 am1:00 pmRecollection for women

202405Dec11:00 am4:30 pmRecollection for secular clergy



Thornycroft Roof Repairs

We have now completed all works on Thornycroft’s roof and it should be watertight for another seventy years at least. We are in the process of paying off the bill and have made good inroads into the payments. If you would like to donate to the roof fund, either click on the donate button at the top of the page or find the bank details here to make a direct donation to Siddington Trust Limited

Spiritual Resources

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.

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