• Triskelion Way Pilgrimage

    Friday 26th - Monday 29th August 2022

    The Triskelion Way is the Isle of Man’s first pilgrimage trail. The trail runs 36 miles across the Island linking the historic centres of Rushen Abbey, Peel Cathedral and Maughold. This long-weekend hike offers a chance to take time out for reflection and companionship, absorbing the local heritage along the way such as keeills (the remains of ancient chapels), carved crosses from the Celtic and Viking eras and holy wells. All are welcome for the whole journey, or just half a day.


    Thie dy Vea is delighted to be able to support this event. Please note that we are not organising the walks, but we are offering special rate accommodation. So why not stay with us and enhance your pilgrimage experience? Contact us for more details.


    Further information: The pilgrimage walks are free, though there will be transport costs (bus). For further information about the pilgrimage contact Phil Craine on 07624 437248, email: philcraine44@gmail.com

    To find out more about the Triskelion Way pilgrimage route click on the photo above

  • A morning with Andy Raine and Chris Humble

    of the Northumbria Community

    Saturday 3rd September 10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. followed by optional buffet lunch

    We're delighted to welcome to Thie dy Vea Andy Raine and Chris Humble of the Northumbria Community. Join them for this morning when they aim to look again at the legacy and future hope of the Isle of Man in faith-history, and its gift to the wider world. A time to reconnect, and drink deeply in these very different times.

    10.00 a.m. Session 1: 'Gathering at the Crossroads - we are memory-keepers'
    11.00 a.m. Refreshments
    11.20 a.m. Session 2: 'Outliers, with a listening heart'
    1.00 p.m. Optional Buffet lunch until 2.00 allowing time for conversation and questions.

    Places are limited and advanced booking is essential.

    Cost: free, but donations are welcome.

  • A morning of practical mindfulness

    Saturday 17th September 10.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

    It can be easy to rush through life without stopping to notice much. Paying more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts, feelings and to the world around you, can improve both your physical and emotional wellbeing. In this morning workshop Tony Connell will provide a brief introduction to the principles of mindfulness and its application for our lives, with the opportunity to practice the approach.


    We’ll also consider the perspectives we adopt in life that might create doubts and uncertainties for us. The session will be fun, and as participative as you want it to be.


    Places are limited and booking in advance is essential.

    Cost: suggested contribution of £15.

    Refreshments served from 9.30 a.m.

  • Beginners' Retreat

    Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th September

    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: £200 ensuite, £175 non-ensuite.

  • 'A Secret Garden' - a quiet day

    Saturday 15th October, 10.00 a.m. - 3.30 p.m.


    This day will be a time for looking into that place where love is waiting patiently to be found, experienced and enjoyed.


    Refreshments, including cake and fruit, and a soup and roll lunch will be provided.


    Led by Judy Cannan


    Places are limited and booking in advance is essential.

    Cost: suggested contribution of £35. Refreshments served from 9.30 a.m.

  • Five ways to Inner Wellbeing - A wellbeing retreat led by Ruth Rice

    28th – 30th October 2022

    A weekend spent connecting, learning, getting active, taking notice and giving. These five Ways to Wellbeing are widely recognised as being good for human flourishing.

    Ruth will lead a variety of sessions around each of these ways to wellbeing giving ideas, time and space for engaging deeply with God, to see better wellbeing through simple, sustainable, prayerful habits.

    Starting time: Friday 5 p.m. onwards for registration.

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

    Cost: £240 ensuite, £205 non-ensuite.

    Non-residential: £125 to include dinner on Friday and Saturday and lunch on Saturday and Sunday

  • Ruth lives in Nottingham with her husband Mark but was born and brought up on the Isle of Man. She set up Renew Wellbeing, a charity that helps churches run quiet shared spaces where it's OK not to be OK after her own experience of mental ill health. She is passionate about prayer and about finding ways to make everyone feel welcome into the big story of wellbeing that she believes is at the heart of the gospel.


    Ruth is author of Slow Down, Show up and Pray, The A-Z of Wellbeing and 5 Ways to Inner Wellbeing.

  • Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola – Part 1

    11th - 22nd November 2022





    This is a programme of prayer, spiritual reflection and meditation. The exercises can be made over a period of 30 days with the help and guidance of an experienced director.


    We are offering this retreat in 3 parts, each of 10 days (11 nights), which some people have found more helpful.


    For more information and costs please contact us.


    Arrive – Friday 11th November after 4 p.m.

    Depart - Tuesday 22nd November after breakfast