• Here you'll find information about our upcoming programme: everything from quiet mornings to longer residential retreats. If you're interested in coming to any of our events please contact us to reserve your place.

    If you have any queries about what's listed, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We'll be glad to help.

  • Your Jesse Tree: an Advent Quiet Morning

    Saturday 10th December, 10.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.

    The Jesse Tree, is an Advent Tradition dating back to medieval times which is used as a sort of devotional Advent Calendar, with a Biblical text for each day, and a corresponding ornament to hang on the Tree. The name Jesse, comes from Isaiah chapter 11.

    The first Jesse trees were often large carvings, tapestries, or even stained-glass windows. They were used in churches to aid people in their understanding of the links between the Old and New Testaments, from creation through to the Christmas story. Today, Jesse trees have become quite ‘fashionable’ once again and are often used in church during Advent family services.
    In the home they can now have a much more devotional - even contemplative use and remind us that the coming of Jesus was long prophesied. In the stories of Jesus’ ancestors, we can hear echoes of his life, death, and resurrection. Echoes of our own spiritual journey may also arise, and present opportunities for a journey of reflection through Advent which may bring us to an encounter with Jesus – born anew in us.

    In this quiet morning Rev Sue Watterson will introduce us to the Jesse tree and will focus on three themes of forgiveness, acceptance and love. There will be the opportunity for us to create our own personal decoration for our Jesse or Christmas, tree.

    Refreshments will be served from 9.30 a.m. There will be the option to stay on for a simple soup and roll lunch and then to enjoy the peace of the house.

    Cost: suggested contribution of £15 for the morning.

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    When We Wonder

    Tuesday 13th December 7.30 p.m.


    We're delighted to be working in partnership with Scripture Union Ministries Trust for this storytelling event. If you'd like to come along to this event please contact Sue at SUMT: sue.y@sumt.im

     

  • A Hush of Expectation

    Tuesday 20th December. 7.30 - 9.00 p.m.

     

    Join the team at Thie dy Vea for an evening of carols, poems, reflections and mulled wine. The perfect opportunity to catch your breath before Christmas. Bring along your favourite Christmas poem or reading.

    Cost: free, donations invited.

    Please contact us to reserve your place.

  • Looking Back and Stepping Forward: a New Year Mini-Retreat

    New Year's Eve 4 p.m. - New Year's Day 1 p.m.

    As we say goodbye to 2022 and look ahead to what the New Year might bring, you are invited to gather for food, worship, reflection and celebration.

    Staying up to see the New Year in is optional!

     

    Cost: £90 per person ensuite room single occupancy.

    £80 per person ensuite room, two people sharing.

    All non-ensuite rooms taken.

    Arrivals from 4 p.m.
    Evening meal
    Reflective worship looking back on the year that's gone
    Stay up late, or go to bed
    Morning worship looking forward into the New Year
    Big Brunch
  • A Crown of Praise

    A mini-series of mornings exploring the life and poems of George Herbert.

    14th January, 18th February, 25th March 2023, 10 a.m. - 12.30 p.m. with lunch option

    George Herbert wrote some of the greatest English poetry, recording a range of experiences including fulfilment, despair, illness, faith, hope and love. In this series of morning sessions David Shirtliff, Warden of Thie dy Vea, will introduce Herbert’s life story and a number of his poems. We’ll explore how these poems have the power to speak into our experiences of life today. There will be opportunities for creativity, relaxation and conversation. Each session will stand alone, so come to as many as you are able.

    Saturday 14th January: Joy and Delight in God

    Saturday 18th February: Calling and Struggle

    Saturday 25th March: Following his Master

     

    Cost: free but donations welcome. Option to stay for a lunch of soup and crumble (£12).

    A clothbound copy of Herbert’s collection of poems ‘The Temple’ will be available to buy for £10.

  • Cree as annym - Heart and soul

    Enriching our worship and our welcome with Manx language

    Friday 20th and Saturday 21st January

    Friday 20th January 6.00 – 8.30 p.m. | Gow arrane - Sing! Discover simple Taizé chants in Manx

    An opportunity to try out some of the most popular of these prayerful, peaceful chants, in Manx, plus a brand new chant for us to try. The evening will begin with a workshop followed by a simple tasty supper with time to chat. We’ll close with a gentle time of worship using what we’ve learnt.

    Cost: free, but donations welcome.

    Saturday 21st January 9:30am - 12:30pm | GOD SPEAKS MANX TOO, YESSIR!

    Discover simple ways to incorporate Manx into a church’s life and worship. This workshop will cover simple responses, prayers and blessings, conversational phrases of welcome, useful Manx for service sheets, and much more.

    Refreshments will be served on arrival from 9.00 a.m. Cost: free, but donations welcome.

    Option to stay on for a snack and sandwich lunch giving the opportunity to practice a little more Manx.

    Cost of lunch: £8.00 per person.

    These sessions will be led by Manx Language Development Officer, Ruth Keggin-Gell, whose title - Yn Greinneyder - means ‘the encourager’

  • 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