Mustard Seed


Mustard seed of faith, parent-planted 

with fatherly example and motherly nurturing

you grew to recognition,

holding strengths and weaknesses in balance.

Sustain me now in life's progressing,

with steady roots and gentle branching,

in presencing the Spirit's fruits

where grace is gifted and re-gifted

in the recycling of love's ways

Mustard seed of faith, minister a reminding

that paschal mystery of life and death

lead to moments of re-seeding

where you as little one sown in hope

grow almost unnoticed

in silent gospel witness to the God of Love 

(Sr Perpetua) 



Thornhill Ministries is open to, and glad to be creative in finding ways to respond to needs of parishes and groups as requested. Available for in-person and/or zoom programmes. 

Support and training: liturgical ministries, leading worship, Ignatian Prayer, leading non-liturgical group prayer, supervision and accountability in ministry. 


** BELONGING IN CHANGING TIMES: A reflective triduum for our time. 

August 23 - 25 Fr Paschal McDonnell (ofm) leads a 3-day personal reflection time for those aware of change, those seeking a faith-path of belonging in our Church that is in re-shaping.  

8:30 am - 9:00 am via Zoom - Communal lectio Morning Prayer 

11:00 am - 12:00 noon via Zoom - Communal Engagement including input, reflection and dialogue.  

Participants are invited to create their own dedicated timeline for the three days and will recieve support prompts for reflection as the process unfolds. An opportunity to shape your own 'retreat days', in exploring connection in the faith tradition and safely holding our questions of belonging.

Indication of interest would be a help to our planning.    

A suggested donation of £30 towards Thornhill Ministries would be welcome      

To register and receive zoom details: Please send an email to secretary@ thornhillministries.co.uk


Geraldine (or another guide) leads us into a time of meditation and pondering with a short text from Scripture. Gift time for self. Gift time of connection to your God. Access through Dungiven Parish webcam Blessed Sacrament Chapel  Monday evenings 7:00 pm - 7.20 pm  

Scripture Reading for this week's Meditation: 

After three days they found Him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. And all who heard Him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. When his parents saw him they were astonished; and His mother said to Him, "Child, why have you treated us like this? Look, your father and I have been searching for you in great anxiety." He said to them, "Why were you searching for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?"

** AT THE RISING OF THE SUN: Sundays 8:30 am - 9:00 am A gentle faith-keeping via zoom

To honour the Sabbath-sense of Sunday, you are invited to join our gentle, reflective prayertime.

The zoom meeting number is 899 4488 0061 which remains the same each week. If you would like to join please text us for the Passcode detail which will also remain unchanged once you have logged in for the first time. email: secretary @thornhillministries.co.uk / text: 07736832458

LEADING THE LITURGY OF THE WORD: Training in Leading the Liturgy of the Word for those involved in Parish Ministry. Ideally suited to members of a faith community who already serve their parish in proclamation of the Word of God. This preparation programme will allow participants to appreciate the profound gift that the Scriptures offer in nourishment and communal prayer in keepng whith the Universal church. For details, please send an email.



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.