Thornhill Parish Church

Serving the local community

 CONTACT  see the NEWS page for Contacts during May- 3rd August 2015  

for Weddings Baptisms or Funerals            
 Rev Sue Clarke  01924 450746  please leave a message with your telephone number and she will get back to you if she is  out when you ring
click here for email


FEES you can expect to pay to the church
here . Always check these with the Rector as they are a little complex. We welcome you to our church for these services of Funerals and Weddings.  There is a minimal  fee for the Baptism certificate only at Baptisms


Funerals -the first approach to the church is usually made by the funeral directors

All churchyards are coverered by Diocesan Regulations and at the moment we have to still use the ones for the old Diocese of Wakefield - pending the decision from the new Diocese of Leeds on what the new ones will say.
Click here to see them

see also the separate section on the churchyard here


Welcome we are delighted you are considering being married in Thornhill Parish Church. If you are doubtful about whether you may be married in church please ask.
By law we are not allowed to perform a service for same sex couples.

Click here for some information which might help in your preparations

- see above

A quarter of all weddings take place in a Church of England church. We average around twenty weddings per year in our church.

 Some couples hold a Service of Blessing after taking their civil vows in a Registry Office.

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The explains what is understood by ‘Christian marriage’, what the church service involves, and some of the legal considerations. Weddings are often planned a long time ahead because of other activities in the church

 Baptism / christening.  can be held within the main service at 9.30 a.m., or during a separate service on Sunday afternoons.




Baptism is a sign of new life in Christ. Baptism is a happy time for families -  If you are interested in baptism, or in having your child baptised, you should contact the Rector ( see information above)  for information and advice.