Thornhill Ministries

Responding to the Hunger for God in Our Time

Tel: 028 7135 1233

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


Bless us Lord, as each day unfolds

as You have already blessed us

. . . in the Christmas celebrations

. . . in the thoughtful cards received

. . . in the exchanging of good wishes

. . . in the receiving of Communion

. . . and in the gentle reminder of the crib

where Love made manifest is presented

and captures anew the mystery of that moment

when He who came as one of us

'letting us become God's children'

allowed us too to be wrapped

in the beloved swaddling clothes of God.    


(Sr Perpetua)

A RETREAT-PILGRIMAGE IN THE HOLY LAND   Thornhill Ministries' retreat-pilgrimage to the Holy Land -  24 September to 2 October 2020.  This is a most unique trip to the land where Jesus was born, lived, died, and rose and from where He ascended into heaven.  Each year our pilgrims return, knowing that they received a maximum spiritual experience that goes beyond a 'trip to the Holy Land.'  The programme is devised to allow us a deep and reflective experience of walking in the footsteps of Christ.  Two nights - Jerusalem, two nights - Bethlehem, four nights - Tiberius (Galilee).  Deposit: 250 stg.  Application forms now available.  Contact Erin (secretary) at                     028 7135 1233 / thornhillministries@derrydiocese.org. 

To get involved in any of the following, please contact:

Thornhill House, 121 Culmore Road, Derry

Tel: 028 7135 1233    Email: thornhillministries@derrydiocese.org

SPIRITUAL READING BOOK CLUB  Why not come and join our book club, where we have coffee, conversation and a review of a contemporary spiritual book.  Tue 18 Feb 10:30 am - 11:45 am.  Suggested Donation: £5 (guideline only)  FEBRUARY BOOK: To be announced.


Tue 24 Mar  OMAGH - 10:30 am Pastoral Centre   DERRY - 7:30 pm Thornhill House

OASIS DAY - "Sensing Mortality"  Includes Eucharist, reflection, and pondering on our mortality.  With aging comes acknowledgement of limited energy, limited time and limited choices - and with that acknowledgement comes freedom to 'love the life we are given.'  A hope-filled day, led by Fr Paschal, where participants find an oasis of peace and serenity in acceptance of what is.  BOOKING ESSENTIAL as the day includes light lunch.     

Mon 24 Feb  9:30 am - 1:30 pm   Suggested Donation: £20.00 (guideline only)

PRAYING LENT  Invitation to be part of a praying community through the weeks of Lent.  Morning Prayer of the Church, led Meditation, Exposition, Eucharist, and the welcome lenten soup!  

Thu 5, 12, 19, 26 Mar & 2 Apr  10:30 am - 12:45 pm  Suggested Donation: £10.00 (guideline only)


TRAINING FOR MINISTRY   We do not list here the parishes we are assisting in Ministry Training out of a sense of boundaries.  This term, we have a significant number of parishes engaging our services for Church Readers and Ministers of Holy Communion.  If your parish wishes to avail of this support or our Liturgy Foundations Programme, please get in touch with us directly. 

CHARITY CLOBBER  We could say we are very keen to help you clear out your wardrobes and presses - but in truth, we are in need of clobber as a fundraising activity for our Ministries and to help clothe children and adults in the developing world.  Material, bedding and towelling, as well as clothing, are welcome.  We are linked to a particular charity in Kenya and those who work in that charity are very grateful for the mutual support generated through the donation of clobber.  Please leave clobber bags with us any time between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm from Monday to Friday throughout the  year. 







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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