Thornhill Parish Church

Serving the local community

Recruitment poster


An invitation from Rev Sue...
Thy Kingdom Come

A Great Wave of Prayer for Evangelism during Pentecost

Our Archbishop, Justin Welby has invited us to join in a week of prayer during Pentecost called ‘Thy Kingdom Come’.

A week of prayer for our nation to know Jesus Christ

Dear All,

You may have heard that our Archbishop Justin Welby is inviting all Christians to join in a week of prayer called 'Thy Kingdom Come. 'A Great Wave of Prayer for Evangelism during Pentecost'.

I think we should embrace this invitation in our Benefice and so I have committed myself to pray at the following times:

Sunday 8th May 7.00pm Compline at Thornhill

Monday 9th May 12.00 -12.30 Midday prayer at Thornhill

Tuesday 10th May 12.00 - 12.30 Midday Prayer at Thornhill

Wednesday 11th May 12.00- 12.30 Midday prayer at Whitley

Thursday 12th May 12.00 - 12.30 Midday Prayer at Thornhill

Friday 13th May 12.00 - 12.30 Midday Prayer at Thornhill

If you can join me on any of these dates it would be good to have your company. Or you may decide to set aside the time wherever you are and pray at the same time

May God bless you


Please click here to see more information or here to see Archbishop Justin Welby talking about Thy Kingdom Come, the prayer wave leading up to Pentecost


Churchyard Maintenance- over the last few months we have been lucky to have Community Payback working with us and the churchyard is looking wonderful. Our own colleagues work regularly on mowing and clear up. We need more help and therefore a series of dates have been arranged for others to help-
Starting Saturday 7th May from 9.30 - 12. Then on 4th June; 2July; 6th August; 10th September .  If you want to come at any other time just turn up with tools and do some weeding or grass strimming. If you would like to come any other regular time please get in touch- 07505 107808 or speak to the Rector or Wardens.

News image from

Great news from Lindsay Dew...
'It was announced in the Benefice yesterday that I am to be made Honorary Canon of The Cathedral and Abbey Church of St Alban. This is a great honour and the invitation from Bishop Alan (of St Albans) came out of the blue in Holy Week. In the past week the churchwardens were asked by +Alan to make the announcement at the Sunday services. The Installation will take place during Evensong on Saturday 7th May at 4pm in the Cathedral. Parishioners, friends and colleagues are invited

This is absolutely great news for Lindsay as he starts a phased return
 to work on May 9th


Angels Cafe Donations to April 2016
Angels Cafe to April 2016
Well done everyone

Children from Thornill JI School visit church
More PIctures on our Facebook page

A full range of services this morning started at Sunrise and then 8 am Eucharist followed by our main services. Fullish church at Thornhill at 9.30. for the Blessing of the Easter Garden; the rededication of the restored organ and the Joyous worship in a church decked out with wonderful flower arrangements.

More pictures on Facebook.
Easter Candleorgn dedication 

May that Easter JOY be with all our Friends.

courtesyJoy Leeds Light.
Wednesday of Holy Week - the table is prepared- service , talk and supper with Churches Together.Talk by Rev Simon Crook - Mathematician and Priest- talked about Black Holes; Love, Forgiveness, Death and God and Jesus and tied in with our Lent course on the The meaning of Everything based on the Stephen Hawking story. Of course TPC is the home of the Black Hole theory and the Rector in  the 1760,s Rev John Michel.
Photos- 'all is now ready' A thought provoking and friendly sharing together evening.
all is prepared 1All is prepared
all is prepared chaliceschalices from all our churches

A glorious Morning greeted visitors to Thornhill Parish Church for the annual Palm Sunday Procession with Jeremiah the donkey kindly brought along again by Marjorie Wheelhouse.
Jeremiah, sue and Marjorie
More pictures on our Faceboook page

Click herfacebook imagee to go to our  Facebook Page


An amazing night last Saturday with RevAndy Kelso as Elvis. An absolutely packed church, dancing in the aisles and enjoyment. All  this and with Andy's real Christian exeperience of life. Here is a link to the pictures

click here


Huddersfield Parish Church invites you to join them for Choral Evensong to celebrate the birth oh Harold James Wilson on Friday 11th March at 3.45pm Please find invitation here with details for RSVP

_Children's actvity morning March 2016
Here are photos of the craft work
CA March 2016

Here are photos of the ongoing restoration of our organ The latest ones show the organ builder, Malcolm Spink,  'voicing' and repairing the Trumpet stop in the factory

click here to see photos on line
Our huge churchyard
is unergoing a transformation  as workers from the community Payback scheme  work to clear the heavily overgrown areas to make it easier to maintain. They are leaving a metre wide strip to encourage wildlife.  Forgotten graves can now been seen for the first time for a long time.

At the same time we have news that our colleague who has driven the motor mower and taken care of much of the maintenance work, for many years is having to give up using the mower due to peronal reasons. Many thanks to Michael for all his valued work for 30 years. He will still be doing lots of other work in the churhyard. We are on the lookout for people who would be willing ot take on this task.  It can be done to suit the imes available to them. All we ask is for sensible and careful people who love the churhyard to get involved. Contact the Rector on 01924 450746
Snowdropssnowdrops in the recently cleared areas.

PIZZA and Philosophy....
can this be an event ? click the link and find out.
starts this Friday 26th February at 7.30


Lent clipart

Notice sheet with information for Lent and Easter services and events is now available to view on our Calendar & Pew sheet page


Change of Date - the new date for the Summer Fair

this year is June 11th which coincides with National Celebrations for the Queen's 90th Birthday  so the theme will be on that topic.

Planning meeting is February 29th at 7.30 at the Rectory.


The Mystery of Everything

Our 2016 Lent Course ishas started, launching with a film night on Sunday 7th February at 6pm.

The course continues on every Sunday through Lent from 6-7.30pm
Further details can be found on the poster here

LYCIG logo

Introduction to Leading Your Church into Growth

Saturday 20th February At Thornhill Parish Church

9.30 meet for Coffee, session runs 10.00 – 3.00

With guest speaker Revd John Marsh from the National LYCiG Team.

This day is for all Church Members especially PCC Members in our Benefice who want to see these churches grow in numbers and spiritually. Put the date in your diary 

Organ restoration- work is going on apace and for the first time on Friday 29th January sounds came out of it- mening all the state of the art electronics, which help us play the instrument were installed and working.It will be finished in time for Easter.  Photographs are available on the Facebook page

Click herfacebook imagee to go to our  Facebook Page

 )The opening recital is on the 21st May 2016 at 7.30 and will be given by one of Britains top organists Dr Gordon Stewart- watch out for more details.

Children's Activity this morning 9th January 2016- more images on our Facebook page.Childrens activityEpiphany 2
As we are all aware, many local communities have been affected by flooding. See here for a message from Bishop Jonathan about the flooding and the response from communities coming together to help each other

o O o O o O o

__There are more images on our Facebook page.

Click herfacebook imagee to go to our  Facebook Page


parking logo
The police have had a complaint regarding visitors to the Church parking on COMBS ROAD and blocking a driveway.  This happens during the evenings as well as Sunday mornings. The vehicles appear to be parking on double yellows, and some have disabled badges. Please could we all park responsibly.  The police are monitoring the situation. 
Thank you for your co-operation. Rev Sue 


Our QR code -