Thornhill Parish Church

Serving the local community

                poppies from Remembrance Day poster 2015

Remembrance Day Service Sunday 8th November 10.45am

At both Thornhill and Whitley Churches

(In place of 9.30 & 11.15 Parish Communion Services)

Soldiers from Remembrance Day 2015 poster

click here for poster


Introduction to Christian Meditation

Based on the teachings of John Main

Starts Monday 5th October

Meditation 5.30

                      Talk with Q & A 6.00

You can join us for all the session or just to meditate or for the talk.

Click here for all course dates and details

See Prayer, Meditation & Bible for session notes

 (located on Welcome page) 


Please find here an article from Rev Sue Clarke about the award evening in London
Awards meeting
Brian Pearson,Tony Ridley,Susan Lane, Marion Crowther,Diane Goodwin,Rev Sue Clarke, Bob Pickles


     Angel's Café DONATION TO CHARITIES to July 2015
A truly amazing achievement thanks to the Angels 

JANUARY 2015   LYMPHONA RESEARCH                    £300

 MARCH                TIME FOR A CUPPA (DEMENTIA)    250 

 MARCH                WATER AID                                             150

 APRIL                   THORNHILL PARISH CHURCH         100

 APRIL                    PARKINSONS                                          250

 MAY                      NEPAL EARTHQUAKE APPEAL        150

 JUNE                     BRITISH LUNG FOUNDATION           200

 JULY                     KIRKWOOD HOSPICE                          200

 JULY                     CANDLELIGHTERS                               200 

  We would like to thank everyone who comes to the café for their support, without you we could not have achieved this.                                                                                                                                                                      ___________________________________________________________________________

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Here is our new QR code

Sunday 30th August is joint Benefice Service at Whitley at 1030 replaces 930!service at Thornhill. See you there!

Rev Sue Clarke has returned from her Sabbatical - welcome back!

She has written a report regarding her time away and you can read it here

A Great Event - our Summer Fair on 18th July raised £2700 to help us fund the running and maintenance of our church building and our work in the community of Thornhill.

There are more pictures on Facebook at

a happy visitor a happy visitor

Such exciting news...

We have been shortlisted in the Historic England Angel Awards.

Founded by Andrew Lloyd Webber and supported by his Foundation, the Historic England Angel Awards celebrate the efforts of individuals and local groups all over the country who put hours of hard work and enthusiasm into saving derelict and severely damaged historic landmarks from being lost forever. The details of the work undertaken in the project can be found here

You can see the videos of all those shortlistedhere

Please do vote for us at

and find out more information about the awards and other nominees at

Voting is simple and takes no time at all!


 Revd Kate Currie - a long time Reader and member of our church was ordained priest yesterday  27th June 2015 by Bishop Jonathan in Huddersfield Parish Church

Kate ordination

Check out all the latest events on our Concerts page-click here

Click herfacebook imagee to go to our  Facebook Page

Click here to go to our Twitter 

---we are pleased to be part of the

diocese logoclick here

 and in the Huddersfield Episcopal Area                                   ----------------------------------------------------------------

The Angels Cafe report that donations so far this year to end of April are as follows:
Lymphoma research. £300
Dementia "time for a cuppa" £250
Thornhill church. £100
Parkinson's awareness. £250

Congratulations and thank you to the team of dedicated helpers and to those who gave by eating a good lunch.

Daniel and Reece wear vestments as Acolytes for the first time

Daniel & Reece wear chasuble

On our Facebook page photos of Good Friday  


   On our Facebook page - a report about the Wednesday of Holy week event which was so inspirational. Click logo above. _________________________________________________

Good News about Music in our Church
Click here
Let there be music...the restoration of a historic organ

A Surprise Visitor

Bishop Jonathan

A big surprise for us all as Bishop Jonathan called into Buggy Praise today (17/3/15). He joined in an encore of our home time song with the children then had a look around our beautiful church. He will be with us again on April 19th at the 10.00 service for Confirmation.


The House of Bishops have issued a document prior to the General Election in May, to read it click below
Who Is My Neighbour?


TPC BW Exterior 2015

_New photograph By  C&D  December 2015__Click Facebook logo above to see more. There are some also on Photos page here.more.________________________________________

Photos from the Children's Activity Morning held on Saturday February 7th may be seen on our Facebook Page.Click the Facebook link above.


click here for details of services and events for Lent and Easter 2015 including an exciting Lent Course based on the film 'The Kings Speech'


The Meditation Group on a Monday at 5.30 is now held in church.

Thinking about Confirmation?

Many people were baptised when young and now
feel they would like to make an adult commitment.
Would you or somebody you know like to find out
more about Confirmation leading to being able to
receive bread and wine at Holy Communion? Or
would you simply like to refresh your Christian

Then please speak to Rev Sue Clarke on
01924 450746, classes are starting on Saturday 24th January at the Rectory at 10.00.. See the attached leaflet. Confirmation is on April 19th at 9.30 with Bishop Jonathan

Leaflet for Confrimation Classes 2015


Photos from epiphany at Saturday club.  Click Facebook link above.

10th January 2015


TC1         TC2

Battley Carr   --Trinity Care Appeal 

- News
 January 2015

Calling all knitters! We are asking for donations of knitted scarved for the Trinity Care appeal - further information can be found in the pew sheet from 11 January.

Don't worry if you can't knit, donations of wool are also greatly appreciated!

Now the the weather is colder there is an urgent need
for hats, gloves, socks, sturdy shoes,
underwear and old towels as well as food &
toiletries for homeless and struggling people in this
area. Our usual Collection box is on the rear pew.

Thank you for
your generous support.


The Real meaning of Christmas Exhibition in Church December 6 & 7th.  Pictures at

or this link also shows Buggy Praise Nativity Picnic 2014


Annual Bazaar 2014

What a lovely atmosphere in church with lots of people enjoying themselves.  No Black Friday weekend here just good fun and friends getting interesting and unique things to buy. We raised just over £2000 and thanks to everyone concerned for making this a success- both colleagues from church and visitors.
see pictures here.. Our star visitor enjoying himself


Great news we have been awarded a large grant from the Pilling Trust towards the work needed on our organ. The organ is a JJ Binns from 1907 Which has been in the church for 30 years and is in need of some tender loving care. A grateful thanks to them for this confidence in our project.