Advent Wreath


Advent Wreath, 

your evergreen circle

 - with coloured candles

marking millenia of waiting

of the People of God

who longed for their Messiah - 

bids me year on year

 to a new asking:

that He who comes to me

in the ordinary circumstances of my life,

will gift me

with eyes of faith

with heart of love

with a deeper knowing of Christ

as God-With-Us



Come, Lord Jesus, Come! 

(Sr Perpetua) 


THE MYSTERY UNFOLDS Fr Paschal leads us in two Advent Oasis Morning via zoom Saturday 11 December - 11:00 am - 12:00 noon Drawing on our lived experience from 'seeing is believing' to a living faith where 'believing is seeing', these Oasis hours are a gentle, touching into the mystery of life and God-with-Us. Meditation, Personal reflection and Scripture are elements of each hour. Register via text (07736832458) or email (secretary@thornhillministries.co.uk)  Suggested donation £30


One of the Prayer Guides leads the time of meditation and pondering with a short text from Scripture. Gift time for self. Gift time of connection to your God. Join us on Monday 7:00 pm - 7.20 pm via Dungiven Parish webcam (Blessed Sacrament Camera). This is gift time for mediation and open time for God's Spirit to speak in and to you. In the Advent weeks, we will pray Annuciation, Visitation and Nativity. 


Prayer Guides will lead a 30 minute Ignatian pondering on the Word of God on the 4 Tuesdays of Advent 7:30 pm - 8:00pm. Our Lady of Lourdes Church Steelstown via ChurchServices.tv webcam. 

An opportunity to pray our way through Advent with the support of some guidance. It would be a help to have a little sacred space in the corner where you can absorb the Scripture in an atmosphere of prayer and contemplation. 

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 with the Universal church. For details, please send an email. thornhillministries@derrydiocese.org 


Thornhill Ministries continues to provide formation, training and/or reflection days for those involved in various Church Ministries, serving parishes and other groups. Available for in-person and/or zoom programmes. 

Other Supports and/or Training: Leading worship, Ignatian Prayer, leading non-liturgical group prayer, supervision and accountability in ministry. 

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.