Thornhill Parish Church

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What a brilliant evening it was. Gordon on super form

Organ recital tonight 21 May at 730
Still time to come

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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.

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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


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Angels Cafe to April 2016
Well done everyone

Children from Thornill JI School visit church
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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.

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Easter Candleorgn dedication 

May that Easter JOY be with all our Friends.

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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.
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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
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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 

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