Thornhill Parish Church

Serving the local community

harvest image from Google

Harvest will be celebrated at Thornhill on Sunday 8th October with a speaker from the Yorkshire Air Ambulance joining us to tell us about their work.

After the service we will hold our produce auction - please bring any donations on the day. 

We will then enjoy our Harvest Lunch - tickets are available in church. All proceeds from the day will go to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance


St Michael window at Thornhill

We will be celebrating our patronal festival for St Michael on Friday 29th September at 6.30pm in Thornhill Church with a special service of Evensong.
Do come along


In the picture: Gwen Shackelton, Helen Armitage, Mary Collins and Penny Hartley

The Thornhill branch of Mothers Union made and donated much needed comfort packs to patients at Pinderfields.

Penny Hartley, from The Thornhill branch of the Mothers Union was treated in hospital in Newcastle and saw they were distributing comfort packs.
At the next meeting Penny raised the idea that the Thornhill branch should start making these packs and donated them to people who need them. Each member donated £2 to buy as many items as possible which were made into packs. The items included shower gel, shampoo and toothpaste amongst other essential toiletry items. Helen Armitage and Mary Collins purchased all the items and brought the finished packs in to Pinderfields Hospital.
The group intend to keep on making the packs in the future.
Gwen Shackelton, Voluntary Services Co-ordinator said “We are so grateful for the generous donations. They make such a difference to our patients.”


A very wet and cold Heritage weekend this year. Result was fewer people than normal turning out. Interesting exhibition, super talk by Stuart Hartley and a good tea party with excellent entertainment.

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Rather belatedly some pictures of the Rev Sue Clarke's final service

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sue last Sunday


A special thanks to the church of Latter Day Saints turning out in force to help us maintain the churchyard. An enjoyable and fun morning followed by lunch. Still a lot to do next Saturday at 10 on our final planned Saturday for this year.....but you can come and clear brambles any time.
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churchyard 2.09.2017

New Community Choir launches September 12th  2017

In a new venture sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund Thornhill Parish Church's 'Let there be Music project' launches a new community Choir for both Adults and Children.  The benefits of singing are increasingly becoming known as supporting health and community as well as enjoyment.  The project launches on September 12th at 4 pm in Thornhill Parish Church.
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 It is FREE and open to choirjoinall.

Heritage Open day B

see full details on our Events page here