• We're building a


    A place of peace and purpose on our precious Island

    with a welcome for everyone

    Will you join us on the journey?


    Meet the Thie Dy Vea Community

    Rev David Shirtliff

    Community Warden

    After working for twenty years as a Methodist Minister, David is excited to lead this new way of serving God - on a journey with people of all faiths and none. Other skills? DIY, oboe playing and dog walking - just not all at the same time .....

    Judy Cannan

    Community Host

    Manx-born Judy is a Spiritual Director, doing retreat work with groups and individuals for 20 years. She’s worked abroad too - from parts of the Middle East to Iona! Other skills? Works wonders with a few leaves, pebbles and scraps of fabric …

    Rev Alex Brown


    All Alex's adult life has been dedicated to helping people to know God for themselves. He uses great creativity to share his love of the Bible, and to discover new ways of being church. Other skills? Enjoying the great outdoors - and Dad jokes .....

    Dave McLean


    Cash and careful management turns dreams into realities - so Dave’s business expertise, and his work with other charities, will make sure our books always balance. Other skills? He's an ace musician - a player AND producer!

    Lizzie McLean


    Lizzie is a natural home-maker. Her gift for creating a place of nurturing has given this house its very special atmosphere. Her attention to detail is a massive asset - as is her artistic flair. Other skills? Lovely singer and makes great cakes!

    Judith Ley


    For someone who seldom stops talking, communicating our message seems to be a good fit here! Drawing on 40 years' work in marketing, Jude will make sure everyone knows everything we can offer at Thie Dy Vea! Other skills? Hmmmmm.....

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  • The Diary

    Read the background, follow at a distance, or join us on the journey - everyone is welcome! 

    Welcome to our diary - our chance to share the story so far - to share our vision, our hopes and our dreams - and - if you wish - to take you with us, as we begin to make our retreat house into a reality. At the end of our next diary entry, we'll suggest ways for you to share our journey. We hope...
    BACKGROUND The Isle of Man has a rich Christian heritage: keeills and carved crosses; Saints Maughold, Ninian and Bridget; Rushen Abbey; Bishop Wilson; the Triskelion Way pilgrimage route and, more recently, the unique development of the Cathedral Gardens. We enjoy breath-taking scenery, peace...
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