• Not without hope: a refuge on the Way of Grief.

    A retreat with Rev Richard Littledale

    Friday 10th – Sunday 12th February

    Grief is a tough journey, whether you are just embarking on it or several years into it. Think of this weekend as a ‘Bothy.’ or shelter along the way. It is a place to pause, to look back at the journey so far, and to draw strength for the miles to come. Join with Richard Littledale for times of prayer, reflection and learning as well as a couple of gentle walks. There will be an opportunity to remember the one whom you have lost, but no obligation to do so. Come with honesty, faith, tears and doubts - all are welcome here!

    Arrivals from 4 p.m. Friday 10th, departures after 3 p.m. Sunday 12th

    Cost: ensuite room £240 single occupancy, £195 shared occupancy. Non-ensuite double room with washbasin and shared bathroom £210 single occupancy, £170 shared occupancy. Fully catered. Non-residential option available.

     
    Richard Littledale has been a Baptist Minister for 35 years, and now devotes his time to writing, broadcasting and speaking. In 2017 he lost his wife to cancer at the age of 53. Since then, he has written and spoken about bereavement in many contexts, including BBC Radio 4, helping to launch two national campaigns on grief and dying for Sue Ryder Cancer Care and delivering a lecture at the Houses of Parliament. His book, Postcards from the land of grief, has helped many along the Way of Grief.
    Richard lives in North Wales with his lurcher, Ginny, for company.
  • Creative Writing Retreat

    Friday 24th - Sunday 26th February 2023

     

    An opportunity to be creative through exploring different styles of writing and perhaps for us to reflect on our own faith story in a gentle way throughout the weekend. Have fun with Haiku, discover storytelling, and creating blessings whilst enjoying the house and gardens of Thie dy Vea.

    Led by Karen Garrett

     

    Starting time: Friday 4 p.m. onwards for registration.

    Finishing time: Sunday after lunch, approx. 2 p.m.

    Cost: ensuite room £210 single occupancy, £170 per person based on two sharing. 

    non-ensuite double rooms £185 single occupancy, £145 per person for a couple.

    This is a fully catered retreat

    Karen is a Team Leader at Thie dy Vea. She is an experienced leader of retreats with a love for helping people to discover their creative potential.
  • Beginners’ Retreat 

    Friday 17th - Sunday 19th March

    Never experienced a retreat before? This is the ideal place to start. Jesus said ‘come away by yourselves to a quiet place’. During this weekend retreat we invite you to do just that, and in the peaceful surroundings discover different ways into prayer. Complete beginners are most welcome, no experience necessary.

     

    Led by members of the Thie dy Vea house team. This will be a fully-catered residential retreat.

    Starting time: Friday 4 p.m. onwards for registration. Finishing time: Sunday after lunch, approx. 2 p.m.

    Cost: ensuite room £240 single occupancy, £195 per person based on two sharing.

    non-ensuite double rooms £210 single occupancy, £170 per person for a couple.

    This is a fully catered retreat

  • Easter Retreat

    Thursday 6th - Sunday 9th April, Maundy Thursday - Easter Day morning

    Come and join us as we walk through the events of Easter, from the Last Supper, through the arrest, trial and crucifixion of Jesus, to the empty tomb.

    This retreat will allow the opportunity to explore afresh the meaning of this story for us today.

    Led by members of the Thie dy Vea house team. This will be a fully-catered residential retreat.

    Starting time: Thursday 4 p.m. onwards for registration. Finishing time: Sunday after breakfast, approx. 9 a.m.

    Cost: ensuite room £310 single occupancy, £250 based on two people sharing

    non-ensuite double room £260 single occupancy, £210 per person for a couple

  • Praying the Keeills Week

    20th - 27th May 2023

    The Keeills of the Isle of Man are chapels dating back to between the 8th and 12th centuries. There may once have been as many as 200 of them across the Island; places of worship, retreat and even hermitage. Today about 35 have remains that can still be seen.

    Keeills week is an opportunity to discover some of these places of great peace and beauty, to sense their unique spirituality, and reflect on our own journey of faith. There will be walks of varying lengths and difficulty, talks and even a coach tour. For more information please see the Praying the Keeills website by clicking on the button:

    Why not arrange to stay on the Isle of Man at Thie dy Vea and join in with Keeills week in a way that suits you? Contact us for more information about accommodation options.

     
    Please note that Thie dy Vea works closely with the Keeills group but is not responsible for the programme of Praying the Keeills week. All Praying the Keeills events are free and there is no need to sign up - just turn up! (This does not apply to the coach tour for which a charge is made and places have to be booked in advance). At the time of writing (January 2023) the programme for 2023 is still being finalised. The Keeills website has a link to last year's programme which will give a good guide about what to expect.