Thornhill Ministries

Responding to the Hunger for God in Our Time

Tel: 028 7135 1233

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


Upcoming Events



Following on from 'Jars of Clay' and yet independent of it, this retreat day allows me space to accept my flawed, fragile and beautiful self; to hold the contradictions and to deepen my sense of being loved by God who welcomes me into wholeness. 

Booking is essential.    Venue - Thornhill House 121 Culmore Rd, Derry BT48 8JF Dates - Tuesday 16 April  Time: 9:30 am - 2:15 pm. Suggested offering £20 per day. Day includes Eucharist and lunch. Facilitators: Fr Paschal McDonnell ofm Sr Perpetua

AND MARY SAID 'YES': Queen of the May Festival

 Using flowers and fabrics, the Team at Thornhill present, in a contemplative setting, a celebration of Mary - the remarkable young woman - who responded with openness to her sense of God calling to her. The Festival touches into the affection for the great tradition of hosting a 'May Altar' in our homes. In bluebeills and wild flowers, we awaken our senses to the simplicity and beauty of the honouring of Mary, Queen of the May. Cuppa and traybakes available. 

Friday May 3 - Monday May 6  Time:11:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Venue - Thornhill House 121 Culmore Rd, Derry BT48 8JF    Donation welcome for the work of Thornhill Ministries.  

WHEN THE LANGUAGE OF MUSIC LEADS TO SILENT PRAYER   This series of Tuesday Evenings is an invitation into silent prayer using music as the doorway.  Each week a chosen piece of classical music will touch us into the spiritual and ultimately into the sacred. No previous knowledge of music is necessary. We simply allow some of the finest music to soothe the soul and to lead us into the place beyond words. Tuesdays - 7:45 pm - 8:45 pm.  Venue - Thornhill House 121 Culmore Rd, Derry BT48 8JF    Suggested offering £7  Each evening is stand alone.  

JESUS - TEACH US TO PRAY   This programme takes us into the mystery of the mind and praying heart of Christ as we encounter Him through the Gospel of Luke. As we make ourselves available to the Holy Spirit at work in Christ and consequently in us,  we will pray  our way into Christ's experiences, His sense of purpose, His identity. This course is designed for those already familiar with Ignatian Spirituality and methods, who seek to go deeper still into Scripture prayer. It will specifically draw on imaginative and contemplative prayer. Continues throughout the Thursday mornings of Lent  -  Time  10:30 am - 12:15 pm.  Venue - Thornhill House 121 Culmore Rd, Derry BT48 8JF   Suggested offering £10 includes a bowl of soup to finish off the morning.

"DIGGING RETREAT: Through the poetry of Heaney we dig into our own unearthing   

A Retreat experience that holds the experiences of life in the context of the journey. Drawing on the poetry of Heaney, we will take a few hours on one of the days to visit the Homeplace in Bellaghy, and in the other days, we will visit some themes from Heaney's pen, visit our own capacity to write creatively and in so doing bring prayer and process  to these days of Retreat.

Faciliators Sr Perpetua and Mary Murphy. More details to follow shortly.

Begins - Wednesday 29 May 6:00 pm  Concludes   Sunday 2 June 1:00 pm

ART JOURNALLING:'The Seasons of the Heart.' Limited to 10 participants. 

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)      Summer: Monday June 17th 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.

Booking is essential. Timeline for Journalling workshops is 9:30 am - 4:00pm Facilitator: Oonagh Campbell RSM  (Art - Well-being for ALL)  Venue: Thornhill House, 121 Culmore Rd BT48 8JF









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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