About Us

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).

Thornycroft Hall

Thornycroft Hall offers a peaceful environment especially designed for spiritual retreats, formation courses as well as academic and cultural seminars and conferences.

It provides 11 single rooms in the Hall and a further 21 single rooms in the annexe that is situated in the grounds.

Additionally Thornycroft has its own chapel, and all guests have access to the dining room, sitting room, library and classroom.

Our Ethos

All activities in Thornycroft are conducted with a Christian ethos with an emphasis on respect for the individual and their personal freedom.

They are designed to help people grow in self confidence while fostering a responsible attitude towards their professional, private and public work.

We aim to help people discover how they can use their unique characters and skills to be of service to society today.

opus dei

All spiritual and doctrinal activities are entrusted to Opus Dei, a personal prelature of the Catholic Church. It was founded by Saint Josemaría Escrivá on 2nd October 1928. Its aim is to encourage all Christians to live according to their faith in all circumstances of their lives and specifically through their work.

By working as well as they possibly can and offering it for the glory God and the service of others, God in turn blesses it and gives it value beyond our comprehension. The prelature of Opus Dei seeks to remind people that all Christians, whatever their background, are entrusted with the mission to solve the problems of society in a Christian way and bear constant witness to their faith.

“I assure you, my sons and daughters, that when a Christian carries out with love the most insignificant everyday action, that action overflows with the transcendence of God. That is why I have told you repeatedly, and hammered away once and again on the idea that the Christian vocation consists of making heroic verse out of the prose of each day. Heaven and earth seem to merge, my sons and daughters, on the horizon. But where they really meet is in your hearts, when you sanctify your everyday lives.”

Saint Josemaría Escrivá, Passionately Loving the World

Get involved

We offer a wide range of activities from conferences, family development programmes, sports and activity weekends for young people, to retreats and days of recollection so please explore further to see what best suits your needs.

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