Thornhill Parish Church

Serving the local community

Check before travelling for the next couple of weeks on the 6th and 13th because of holidays when the Cafe is closed

Michael Claarke update Sunday June 26th.. Michael is home and doing well. He and Sue send thanks for the love and prayer which has surrounded them over the last few days.

The Battle of the Somme will be commemorated in our service on Sunday 3rd July 2016 in our prayers.  Click here for those who were killed. Read about the  bizzare way one family from Thornhill found out about their son being posted 'missing'.                                                              Find details of an exhibition in the Tower.
from the Somme 100 toolkit

The Battle of the Somme was fought at such terrible cost that it has come to symbolise the tragic futility of the First World War. Its first day of conflict remains the bloodiest day in the history of the British Army and it was felt deeply at home, in particular in those towns and villages which had raised Pals battalions and suffered horrible losses.


Kumon 2016

 the If you are looking for fun things to do this July, why not drop into the Family Fun Day organised by Kumon Y'all on  Saturday 16th July


BP at Overthorpe

 Buggy Praise visited the nursery at Overthorpe to share the story of Cecil the lost Sheep. We told the children the story with the help of puppets and the children joined in the songs with great enthusiasm. A lovely time!


summer 2016

all ages enjoying this years Summer Fair - the weather kept us indoors but a fantastic day was had by all


Next Gardening morning  2nd July 
a well earned rest

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 

Angels Cafe will be closed 6th and 13th July for Holidays
Thornhill J&I Let There be Music concert
As part of the Let There Be music project, Thornhill J&I School performed a concert of their own work with the help from our musical director 
Paul O’ Donoghue and using the restored organ. The music was wonderful and the whole audience really enjoyed listening to them play


Great day at the Summer fair today lots of pictures on our Facebook page. See link below.

Why not drop in to Dewsbury Minster on Saturday 25th June? Between 10 and 3 they are holding a festival of Arts and Culture with lots going on for everyone

See here for details


Children's Activity Morning and Buggy Praise in June - within a few days of each other.

the old ones are best
Chilldrens activity June 2016Buggy PraiseChilldrens activity June 2016
Lots more pictures on our Facebook Page.


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


We were delighted to welcome children from Thornhill J&I School to give a concert of the work on a Silent Movie Accompaniment they'd been doing with Paul O'Donoghue. They gave a super concert! More photos available on our facebook page here

JI Concert 1a

JI Concert 2

JI Concert 3


Apprenticeship opportunity - Kirklees Council are advertising for Apprentice Neighbourhood Assistants  - see here for details of the open day and how to book a place

We have had some excellent events using the new organ recently. Gordon Stewart's recital was a super evening with Gordon on brilliant form. Many thanks to all who made the night possible. 

GS recital 1
GS recital 2

We have also had a visit from Thornhill J&I School and Overthorpe Academy for a demonstration of the refurbished organ. The children had a lovely time and showed great enthusiasm for the sounds of the organ. They particularly enjoyed having a go themselves!

Organ Demonstration 1 Organ Demonstration 2

More on our Music Page about future recitals.


Join the church choir! 
Recruitment poster


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 Thornhill J&I 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 1    All is prepared
all is prepared chalices   chalices 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 Facebook page

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