• Here you'll find information about our upcoming day events programme. If you're interested in coming to any of our events please contact us to reserve your place.

    If you have a query about any of our events please don't hesitate to get in touch. We'll be glad to help.

  • Scones and Skeet:

    an opportunity to visit Thie dy Vea

    Saturday 15th June, 3.00 - 5.00 p.m.

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    Thie dy Vea has been open residentially for 2 years. During this time we’ve welcomed people from as far away as Hawaii, and as near as just down the road in Peel.


    This event is for those who might have heard about us, but never visited. It’s an opportunity to come and have a look round the house and garden, and chat to members of our team about what we do and the vision behind it. The kettle will be on, and we’ll make sure there are delicious scones to hand.


    Cost: any donation welcome.

    No need to book, but do contact us if you plan to bring a group of more than 6.

  • Seasons of the Soul:

    A quiet morning for Summertime

    Tuesday 25th June, 10.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. with lunch option


    The warmth and sunlight of mid-summer, can bring to mind memories of family holidays, time for refreshment and relaxation. We might also recall our childhood summers, playing outdoors in the longer evenings. No matter how many summers we may have seen, there can still be a sense of wonder and gratitude

    Summer is a time of abundance, and fruitfulness. Creation, even when the weather is mixed, responds to the light and warmer air, it is a time of flourishing. In this season of the soul, we too can flourish and come to recognise our own growth and giftedness. During this quiet morning led by Rev Sue Watterson, we take time to consider this, and give thanks.

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    Refreshments will be served from 9.30 a.m. There is the option to stay on for a simple lunch.

    Suggested donation of £15 or £20 to include lunch.

  • Two Day Enneagram Workshop

    Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd August, 10 a.m. - 3.00 p.m. each day

    led by Andrew de Smet

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    Who is the course for? Anyone interested in spiritual and self-development. Among others spiritual directors, counsellors and those in ministry (ordained and lay) will find it useful in their work and development.


    Andrew De Smet is the Archbishop of York’s Adviser in Pastoral Care (until April 2024), he is an Anglican priest, spiritual director and counsellor/psychotherapist, and has had an interest in the Enneagram for many years.


    The Enneagram is a subtle and complex tool for spiritual and personal development, the use of which can transform your spiritual growth and relationships. In Christian spirituality the Enneagram can assist in our unfolding relationship with God.

    The Enneagram is a nine pointed figure enclosed in a circle. The nine personality types outline the sets of assumptions we live our lives by, feel about ourselves and relate to others. These types are grouped in to three centres: instinctive, thinking and feeling, which reflect fundamental ways of approaching life and survival.

    In this course we will introduce the Enneagram and look at the types. In the Enneagram we discover our type by a process of reflective exploration, there is no definitive questionnaire to place us. We will also look at the further dimensions of “arrow theory” “wings” and make links to Christian spirituality and prayer.

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    Cost of this two-day course, to include lunch each day and refreshments - £65.

    Places are limited, please contact us to book.

  • In the House of the Potter

    Tuesday 13th August, 2.00 - 4.30 p.m.

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    We're delighted to welcome Philip Gillespie to lead this afternoon session exploring development and growth in the spiritual life.

    Our time together will close with evening prayer followed by refreshments.


    Cost: suggested donation of £15

    Canon Philip Gillespie is the Rector of Beda College in Rome. Before taking up the post in 2015 he was based at St Mary's Church in Douglas. Philip is a trustee of Thie dy Vea.

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  • In addition to our public events, Thie dy Vea hosts a variety of other groups and gatherings at the house. In the coming months these include:


    23rd Visiting group retreat day



    12th Training event for Methodist Preachers

    16th Quiet Day for Methodist Church leaders



    11th - 15th Visiting church pilgrimage group



    16th Visiting group retreat day

    18th Quiet Day for Methodist Church leaders

    21st - 22nd Diocesan leadership training



    11th - 18th 'Journeying' walking pilgrimage

    22nd - 26th Manx language summer school

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  • Foundational Drawing Course

    with Mary Gulland

    Wednesdays 14th, 21st & 28th February, 6th, 13th & 20th March, 10.00 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    All places on this course have now been taken

    You might have seen Mary’s work on the Isle of Man. She’s known for her large silk paintings and vibrant acrylic paintings. Mary has taught art in schools and classes for over 25 years.

    We’re delighted that she’s offering this opportunity to learn to draw here at Thie dy Vea.

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    This is an 18 hour course over 6 weeks. It will require patience as you learn to see in new ways. You’ll be using pencils, pen and ink, washes, pastels and working with a variety of different papers. The lessons are sequential, building on what’s gone before and helping you to gain in confidence. 

    Cost: £150 to include a personal art pack, all materials, and refreshments.

    Places are limited and can be secured with a £50 deposit. The balance of the course fee will be due on 14th February.

    Please contact us if you’d like to reserve a place.