Thornhill Ministries

Responding to the Hunger for God in Our Time

Tel: 028 7135 1233

www.thornhillministries.co.uk                       email:secretary@thornhillministries.co.uk


As Love Speaks


I grapple with constraining deadlines

that squeexe the economy of relationship

when pressure points for season's rituals

rob my spirit of the joy that is available.


And as if from a place beyond my imaginings

I hear the Advent call to freedom

the call to wait

the call to be in the moment

where gift is present

where love opens its embrace

and where the Christ-Child lying in a manger says

Behold! Look! Receive! Give! 

(Sr Perpetua McNulty)



ADVENT MORNINGS FOR BUSY PEOPLE A series of 3 reflective mornings to allow us to take time to pray our way through the Advent weeks. Each day has prayer, meditation and reflective time. Continues Monday 10 & 17 December 10:30 to 12:15 with a bowl of winter soup to finish! It is most helpful in preparing the space and resources if you contact Erin on 71351233 or email: thornhillministries@derrydiocese.org. Each morning is stand alone.  Suggested Offering £10 (This is a guideline which should not prevent anyone from benefitting from the  Advent Mornings)


THORNHILL MINISTRIES' PRAYER SHAWL A team of people have been commissioned for a new aspect of our Ministries. The team members are committed to weaving shawls from wool and from prayer. They share in a contemplative prayer formula, praying as they crotchet our bespoke shawl. The shawls are of a specific design and the completed shawls form a mantle of prayer for those who are gifted with one. There is a blessing of new shawls on the 1st of each month. Prayer Shawl Ministry convenes each Thuursday in Thornhill House. Ideal for those who feel they would like to be wrapped in the comfort of prayer and especially meaningful for those who are sick, the shawls are available at the suggested offering of £25. 

ART JOURNALLING:'The Seasons of the Heart.'

Using simple art exercises for self expression and self reflection, these seasonal sessions are an invitation to listen to where the gestures of the seasons are being called forth in our lives,. This process of art journalling is supported by the colour system of Aura-Soma (R)

   Spring: Saturday March 9th 2019 - The Call to Awaken

   Summer:  Saturday June 8th 2019 -  The Call to Allow

Practical Matters

No previous training in art required. All materials are provided. Clothes that you are comfortable getting an accidental splash of colour will enhance enjoyment. Each day is stand alone. Suggested Donation £40 per day includes materials, refesments and lunch.

Places limited to 10 participants so booking is essential. Timeline for Journalling workshops is 9:30 am - 4:00pm

Facilitator: Oonagh Campbell RSM  (Art - Well-being fo ALL)  Venue: Thornhill House, 121 Culmore Road BT48 8JF

TO LEAD OTHERS IN SCRIPTURE PRAYER:   Thornhill Ministries is currently offering a bespoke training programme for those open to the possibility of leading a half-hour Scripture Prayer Group in their parish. This is a 5-unit training course and choice of dates of forthcoming Training Programmes is listed on our Prayer Guidance page of this website.

PARISH LITURGY TEAMS  See Parish Support Page for details of latest initial trainng programme.









Welcome to Thornhill Ministries, where our team offers a variety of responses

to those who hunger for meaning... for God...

We provide opportunities for reflection and  for deeper exploration.

The Word of God is at the heart of our ministries as we strive towards an integrated spirituality.

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