We are constantly thinking about the needs of the wider world and trying to help in as many ways as possible- by fundraising, working in the community and direct giving. As a result of your generosity we can help others in our community, throughout the country and though the whole world
* We collect continually for Care Dewsbury who support the homeless locally. Collections of food, toiletries, clothes and towels can be left on the back pew in Thornhill church.
Care Dewsbury need knitted scarves, gloves etc. Or if you can't knit, why not donate some wool - leave it in the box at the back of church
* At Christmas each member of the congregation can send one card to everyone and they are displayed for all to see. Then you donate any moneys that you would have used for postage to send to charity.
For Christmas 2017 we supported the Forget me Not Hospice in Huddersfield and £125 was raised
In 2016 we supported the UK Sepsis Trust and raised over £110 for their work.
Find out more about this life threatening condition at the Trust website here
We have supported the Candlelighters and before we have raised funds for Shelter and Childline.
* We are Fairtrade churches and our bell ringing team at Thornhill run the Traidcraft catalogues for the congregation to purchase from.
*Our Harvest lunch is held to raise funds for charities, local or international. We raised money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance in 2017, the Forget me Not Hospice in October 16 and have raised money in the past for Water Aid and locally based charity Caring for Life.
*Every year we support Christian Aid week with collections and occasional Lent Lunches.
*Annually we donate to alleviate the suffering of leprosy through the world with a speaker coming to our church on Leprosy Sunday to explain where the funds go and who they help.
*We annually support the Children's Society with all collections from the Christingle services being donated to them. Over £1000 was raised through Advent 2017
* The PCC allocates funds every year for giving to a specific charity. In 2017 the money was donated to the Barnabas Trust and in 2016 we supported the British Lung Foundation
Historically we have supported the RAF Benevolent Fund and the charity that supports young cancer sufferers, CLIC Sargent and in 2015 we supported the Kirklees Admiral Nurses working for Dementia UK
*We answer to the need during all major disasters. In 2016 we sent donations following the terrible earthquakes in Nepal.
In addition to what we do as a church we are fortunate in having the Angels Cafe run by volunteers from the community, which meets in church weekly and raises money for charity.
Why not come on a Wednesday lunchtime for a good meal?