Meet the Thie Dy Vea Community

    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 .....

    Judy Cannan

    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.....

  • 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?

  • 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.




    Comfortable Bedrooms - Disabled Access & Accommodation - Secluded Garden - Internet

    Delicious Breakfasts - Resident Warden - Welcoming Meeting Spaces - Prayer Room


    Guided Retreats

    Stop! Don't skip over this box!

    Maybe you don't think you're a 'retreat person'

    but if you like the sound of being in a little haven of peace with some gentle care and space to pause, meditate,

    think, pray, or perhaps to just let your soul catch up,

    then a Guided Retreat could be perfect for you,

    your house group, or your church friends.

    Soon you'll be able to download a Retreat Planner here


    Residential Weekends

    Sometimes, one size doesn't fit all!

    Tell us what you, or your group have in mind,

    and we'll work with you to provide

    a custom-made long or short stay

    that really meets your needs.

    We have Prayer Guides available, experienced in supporting individuals or leading groups

    A Guide to Facilities and Prices will be here soon


    Quiet Times

    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.

  • Online Prayer Labyrinth

    If you would like to sample a set of online prayerful devotions, hit the link below.

    These are 20 devotions of around 10 minutes each.

    You can follow a 'map' and just do some, or do them all, or choose your own path.


    Super easy, and all of the images come from our beautiful Isle of Man.

  • The Diary

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

  • Explore



    Thie Dy Vea is surrounded by pilgrim walks, and places of rich historic and deep spiritual importance can be found not just in Peel, but all around the Isle of Man.

    And there's more ......

    The Thie Dy Vea Community have the training and experience to help you to be refreshed, renewed and restored - to the fullness of life!



    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.

  • Contact Us

    Questions? Comments?

    We'd love to hear from you

    You + us = The perfect partnership

    Thie Dy Vea, Ballawattleworth House, Tynwald Road, Peel IM5 1JP
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