The church has a fine peal of 8 bells with teams from elsewhere often coming to ring at evenings or weekends. Our team at Thornhill are always on the lookout for new members – no experience necessary! Practice is on Wednesday evenings at 7.30. We ring before the 9.30 service each Sunday, and at special services and weddings by arrangement. For further information - contact Gary Rawson 01924 461541 or click here for email The peal of bells installed in the church were commissioned in 1980 you can view the text of the booklet minus picture here.
Click here to view our latest booklet on the Bells 2010
PIctures may be seen in the photographs section of this site.
Bible study Group
in conjunction with Churches Together
at Thornhill Parish Church CONTACT Kate Currie for information and venue 0192427295
Buggy Praise SEE US ON fACEBOOK TOO
alternate Tuesdays 1-30-3.00
This is a very informal group for pre-school children and whoever they bring with them! We meet in church on the first and third Tuesdays of each month during term time. It is a time of story, songs and praise with tea / coffee/ juice / biscuits / fruit available for all. We begin to gather from *10 a.m. and it’s a case of ‘come when you can and go when you must’! Toys and teddies, books and beanies, cuddles and carpet………and heaps more. We also hold picnics three times a year (Easter; Teddy Bears’ Picnic in the summer; Nativity at Christmas). For further information contact Helen Armitage click here for email or 01924 461831.
Children's Activity Morning Group
Saturday morning from 10-12
2013 Dates: Saturdays- 5th January; 2nd February; 2nd March;Friday 29th March at Methodist Church Chapel Lane; 4th May Children from 4-12 are catered for. We have 2 hours of fun, including craft work, Games, stories and singing. Refreshments too !
Parents are welcome too for a natter and a coffee/ Last meeting were 16 children and about the same in parents! Under 5s bring an adult please
Ring Brenda on 01924 520861 for more information
We have a Child Protection Policy in Place and the responsible member is Helen Armitage- all people working with children have appropriate CRB checks in place.
Kirklees Safeguarding board information here
We have a small robed choir at our 9.30 Eucharist; their singing as the rest of the congregation receives communion being particularly appreciated. New members adults and children are most welcome!
Church Cleaning A beautiful building like this cannot be maintained without a dedicated band of cleaners. We have a rota system of people working in pairs. All cleaning materials are provided and no experience is necessary! We generally clean on Friday mornings, although times may vary according to the use of the building.
We are a friendly and informal group who meet twice a month on alternate Tuesday evenings, making a variety of handcrafted items for sale within the church and at local craft fairs. Over the years we have raised significant funds for the church whilst our members enjoy the fellowship and company of the evenings together. Items are also made for needy children in an orphanage in
As a church we are trying to become more environmentally aware in terms of recycling, eco-friendly products and energy-saving. We try to raise awareness of our duty of stewardship of God’s world and have even handed out packs to put in your cisterns to save water when you flush!
Mothers' Union a thriving group within the church - Meets on the Second wednesday of each month - usuallyin church .Welcome to the Mothers' Union.The Mothers' Union is a Christian organisation with more than three and a half million members worldwide. Though our lives and our experience of the MU may differ widely depending on where we are, we are all joined together by our shared belief in the importance of the family.
The backbone of the MU is our worldwide network of volunteers. Whatever their individual backgrounds, our members are joined together by a commitment to the family. Volunteers give their time unstintingly to help others, whether by running local projects, supporting international campaigns, or fundraising.For more information click http://www.themothersunion.org
Cafe started buy Soroptimists International of Dewsbury, a friendly club who are active in the local community http://soroptimist-gbi.org/dewsbury. it is now run by Friends of the church and soroptimists and donates all profits to Wednesday at Thornhill Parish Church, 11.15am - 1pm, sandwiches, cake, tea and coffee are on sale It provides the opportunity to meet with friends, old and new, in beautiful surroundings. So, we look forward to seeing you there.
12th Dewsbury Brownies 7-10 years old girls. Meet on Tuesday evenings: Contact Gill Harris 01924 459608 Please ring for more information
12th Guides 10-14 years old girls Meet in Thornhill on Tuesday evenings. Contact Sally Kynaston 01226211227 or 07939304612 Meets at Church
Brownies at the Bazaar
Welcome to Girlguiding UK!
Guiding is a game - with a purpose. It provides opportunities for girls and young women to be challenged by new adventures and experiences and achieve a sense of pride in accomplishment. Guiding also teaches them to understand and learn about the world, its people and cultures
For further information try this link
Traidcraft we are a Fairtrade church and where possible use appropriate products
Traidcraft is the UK's leading organisation dedicated to fighting poverty through trade. Established in 1979 as a Christian response to poverty, uniquely, we combine a pioneering and successful trading company http://www.traidcraft.co.uk/ offering the widest range of fairly traded products available in the UK, with an innovative development charity specialising in making trade work for the poor
We are always delighted to have visits from schools and are fortunate in our links with the three schools within the parish boundary, as well as with
We have particularly close links with our