Thornhill Parish Church

Serving the local community

 The Rector is going on Sabbatical and will be not available for contacting during May 4th—August 3rd 2015. We wish her well on her exciting journeys and refreshment time.

All activities will continue as normal.

 While she is away from the parishes please contact the following people for help and advice.

Church Wardens are the first port of call for

funerals, weddings, church maintenance and

general inquiries

Churchwardens of Thornhill

Diane Goodwin 469172

Susan Lane 494649

Churchwardens of Whitley

Marjorie Wheelhouse 499833

Heather Fielden 491104

For Worship, Services, Service Rotas and Prayer

Requests contact the Ministry Team

Revd Carol Gill 276821

Mark Naylor 271944

Jeff Heaton 01422 379144

Pastoral Matters

Revd Carol Gill and the Ministry Team or David Currie tel

279295 for the Pastoral Focus Group


Sheila Roth 464242

Children’s Work

Helen Armitage 461831

Church Calendar, Pew Sheet and Admin

Emma Scott 07920800392

Meditation Group

Penny Hartley 455520


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

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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


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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.