Thornhill Ministries

Responding to the Hunger for God in Our Time


Tel: 028 7135 1233


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


And Resurrection Comes


God of gentle connection

through Your Spirit's light

Bless me as you blessed those women

witnesses to the Resurrection of Your Son

with a faith that sees beyond the endings

with a hope that breathes beyond the wondering

with a love that proclaims anew

"Alleluia! He is risen!

He is risen indeed. Alleluia!"


(Sr Perpetua McNulty)


THORNHILL MINISTRIES' PRAYER SHAWL A team of people have been commissioned by Bishop McKeown 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 donation of £25.


HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE RETREAT: This trip to the Holy Land is specifically designed to allow pilgrims the opportunity to pray at and absorb the spiritual reality of the sacred sites as we walk in the footsteps of Jesus. There will be preliminary meetings to help prepare for and maximize the experience of this unique and alluring place where the very stones and soil, the landscapes and mountains, the terrain and water play their part in making this land 'holy'.

Details: 8 Nights (4 in Jerusalem, 4 in Galilee) Direct flight to Tel Aviv departing 10th October Cost £1,640 fully inclusive of transport Derry/Dublin Airport All meals included Christian Guide Full spiritual programme Price inclusive of tips etc.


SUMMER RETREAT "We are Spiritual Beings on a Human Journey" Teillard de Chardin.

Friday 10 August (6:00pm start) – 15 August (4:00 pm close)

Each day is themed with meditations and the intersection of prayer-process allowing an opportunity to look reflectively at life’s experiences

Facilitators: Fr Paschal McDonnell OFM and Perpetua McNulty RSM

Resident: £340 Open to Non-residents at a reduced tariff For enquiries/bookings contact secretary@thornhillministries.co.uk

Thornhill House. 121 Culmore Rd., Derry BT48 8JF 02871351233


THORNHILL FRIDAYS The Oratory at Thornhill House is available on Friday mornings as an oasis of peace. All welcome. Meditation with Exposition of Blessed Sacrament: 8:00 am. - 11:30 am. Sung Morning Prayer 8:20 am. Mid-Morning Prayer: 11:20 am. Tea/Coffee facilities available for those wishing to have a refreshment break at any time. Feel free to come for any length of time. Your praying presence is a blessing on the House.







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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