Thornhill Parish Church

Serving the local community

Tickets still available on the door for Brass and Voices tonight.

To find out everything going on at Thornhill and Whitley through November and December go to the Advent And Christmas page

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Christmas day Free Lunch at Longcauseway Church

Churches Together are organising Christmas Day lunch for those in need - families or individuals. 
There is a poster outside Longcauseway Church with more details about who to contact if you wish to access this event.

If you would like to support this event then donations are needed of Money, New Toys, Food which if needing to be cooked can be done on a hob or microwave and basic toiletries for men, women and children. Good winter clothing is also needed such as hats, gloves, sweaters and socks.

Money, food, toiletries and toys can be donated at the Yorkshire Building Society, Church Street, Dewsbury during opening hours.

Clothing can be brought to Longcauseway Church on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday morning, 10am -12 noon.

All donations will be received from the week beginning 5th December.

Thank you


It is with much regret that I have to let you know that our Director of Music and Music Project Leader, Paul O'Donaghue, has tendered his resignation with immediate effect. I'm sure you would want to join with me in thanking Paul for the work he has done in the Benefice over the last year and in sending him our very best wishes for the future.

Rev Sue Clarke

Rector of Thornhill and Vicar of Whitley


BAZAAR 2016 
Thanks everyone it was great day despite the strange weather. Many friends met up again after several years. Lots of new helpers and keen workers. People in new roles shared the work around. Thanks to all who worked so hard before hand in making and baking and preparing. Over £2200 raised towards our work in the community.

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Look carefully, what do you see?

Super new You Tube photos of the church as never seen before from a friendly drone.  A click on the link should take you there.  


Our organ whilst in Park Road Methodist Church  Huddersfield  a recently discovered photo courtesy Woods of Huddersfield

Organ at Park Road


JAN             SPINAL INJURIES UNIT                         £100


                   KIDNEY RESEARCH                                 £150

                   SPORTS RELIEF                                         £100

                   WATER AID                                                 £150

 APRIL      THORNHILL PARISH CHURCH              £100   

                   FORGET ME NOT HOSPICE                    £100

 MAY         THE HOWLANDS                                        £200

                   MACMILLAN                                               £100

 JUNE        MARIE CURIE                                                £50

                  LIBBY TRIP TO TANZANIA                      £100

JULY        KIRKWOOD HOSPICE                               £200

 AUGUST   CANDLELIGHTERS                                  £200


                  ALZHEIMERS RESEARCH                        £150

 OCTOBER MACMILLAN                                             £200 

                  THORNHILL CHURCH                               £100    

well done everyone



At 96 , one of our oldest members Peggy Nowell is moving to pastures new today . She is moving nearer to her daughter Norma in Knaresborough and into sheltered accommodation in a newly built property. Peggy has been a great advocate of the rights o tenants in Thornhill for many years. Rarely did she miss a service at church and was a feisty programme seller at concerts too. Thank to all who have helped her with transport over the last 20 years or so.
God Bless Peggy.

Brilliant Parish Lunch yesterday - thanks to Tony

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 Join us on Sunday 13th November at 10.45am for our
 Remembrance Services at either Thornhill or Whitley Churches - see poster for details

On the Churchyard page there is a new Power Point about those who died in two World Wars from Thornhill who are commemorated in our churchyard


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Also at Thornhill on Sunday 13th November at 3pm join us for a memorial service to remember those who have departed If there is someone you would like remembering by name, especially the recently departed please put their name on the lists at the back of church
Harvest 2016

Auction 2016
Action shot of the auction

A wonderful busy day in Thornhill Church on Sunday 2nd October for
 our Harvest celebrations. 
Family Praise with Thanksgivings to a full church and then we held our Auction of produce for our chosen charity, Forget Me Not Hospice.
Over sixty people then shared in the Harvest Lunch and a wonderful time of fellowship.
Your generosity has raise over £800 - final figure in next weeks notice sheet

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Organ donation logo   ....    Do You?

Penny Hartley, one of our congregation is busy encouraging others to consider becoming a donor. Read her story published recently in the Dewsbury Reporter. Thornhill Parish Church joins her and other Christians encouraging people to consider organ, tissue or blood donation. Here are the links to allow you to register:  



The opening event of the Heritage weekend when we were delighted to have the Mayor and Mayoress of Kirklees with us

.Mayor Party
Stuart Hartley gave a fascinating talk on the history of churches along with tales about special things at Thornhill


Craft Group  Coffee Day - thanks to the very many people who helped make this a success despite the poor weather. see some pictures