Rev David Shirtliff
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 .....
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 .....
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 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!
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.....
We're building a
HOUSE OF LIFE
A place of peace and purpose on our precious Island
with a welcome for everyone
Will you join us on the journey?
Helpful little videos
Here are a few helpful little videos that explain a little more about who we are, what we're doing, why we're doing it, and how you can get involved too. We are still making them, but we'll post them up here as they come into being!!
Thie Dy Vea - A quick introduction.
Just under 4 minutes to give you a taste of what we believe God is asking of us, here at TDV.
Why an Isle of Man retreat?
This 6 minute video sees two of our community leaders answering this question.
A giving poem.
Here is a really, really short poem about what we are trying to build, and how giving to this (be it skills, time, finance or prayer) is giving to something much bigger than ourselves. This is something that lasts for eternity.
THIE DY VEA
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If you're a busy Mum, a key worker or a single Dad, the idea of a Quiet Time might never cross your mind!
So, how about a morning, afternoon (or perhaps an evening) just for YOU - it could involve food, crafts, music, walking, storytelling - or just doing absolutely nothing!
A Programme of Themed Quiet Times will be here soon
It's easy to reach the Island by both air or sea.
We're on a main bus route (the stop is right outside the house!) so it's simple to get to us from both the Sea Terminal or the Airport, and to go exploring by bus. But if you're bringing your car, we've got off-road parking too.
Discover your spiritual self whilst creating something - there'll be chances to try activities that are new to you - from cheese-making to card-making and from pottery to photography
Thie Dy Vea welcomes people of all faiths and none - and the hospitality we offer you is tailored to your specific needs, whether you come alone, or with a group
When we're a complete and harmonious whole, we return to the state of being physically and mentally unbroken and undamaged - help to wholeness is at the heart of Thie Dy Vea
Thie Dy Vea is ideally placed within walking distance of some beautiful and significant spiritual sites - but the whole Island is filled with routes back into our Celtic heritage
Solitude is the state of being alone, without being lonely. It's a positive and constructive state of engagement with oneself - and Thie Dy Vea will offer spaces to seek that solitude
All life in Thie Dy Vea is sustained by a daily cycle of prayer led by members of the Community - our visitors are welcome to join in as much - or as little - as they wish.