Thornhill Parish Church

Serving the local community

Lots of information about our Programme of Concerts and Events now on the Events page.

The Teddy Bear's Picnic

teddy bears picnic

Tuesday 2nd August 11am-1pm at
 at the Rectory,Frank Lane

Long time away yet but the Fabulous Summer Fair reverts to July 8th 2017
next year - already planning it.

Triumph for Collins family and our Mothers Union Branch Leader
Yorkshire Show Champions
Shorthorn champion

The sound of a single muffled bell sounded at 7,30 this morning 1st July from the towers at Thornhill and Whitley Churches to remember those who were killed at the Battle of the Somme. At Thornhill we remembered all those killed in 1916

Super performance yesterday with Overthorpe CE Academy and Tom Waltham and Paul O'Donoghue as part of the 'Let there be music project.' funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund as part of our Organ Restoration Project.

Overthorpe Concert

Overthorpe singing 14 more pictures on Facebook. link


Michael Clarke 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. Sue is back at work on Saturday and at Church on Sunday

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.


 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. 

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