2017 archive

DONATIONS 2017 what a wonderful achievement.


KIDNEYRESEARCH                         £200



WINGS FOR LIFE                           £100 

GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND          £100  

 WATER AID                                    £150

 TIME FOR A CUPPA  (DEMENTIAUK)                     £200

 MAY      THORNHILL CHURCH            £100

 JUNE       KIRKWOOD HOSPICE         £200

              FORGET ME NOT TRUST      £200



                        CANDLELIGHTERS                              £150  



                       Dog Show

 SEPTEMBER MACMILLAN                     £100

     MARIE CURIE                                   £50  



                          Cancer research


    DEWSBURY REFUGE                     £125 


CHLDREN IN NEED                            

  SPINAL INJURIES UNIT                        £100     THORNHILL CHURCH                           £100 


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Have you looked at our events page - lots coming up.

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 Thornhill Poors Estate Charity

Grants are available for organisations whose role is to support the elderly or Youth. Details are shown below.

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Charitable groups within the area of the Old Greater Thornhill Parish are eligible. The deadline is coming up soon so make contact if you operate to the criteria above.
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It's always a busy Advent and Christmas and this year is no exception. 
The Posada sets off on it's journey around the villages from the Family Praise service at Thornhill on Sunday 3rd December at 9.30 - there's still time to join in. See the notice sheet or advent leaflet for contact details.
Then in the afternoon on the 3rd we welcome well behaved animals and owners into church for our Service of Blessing for Animals. Meet Jeremiah the donkey and stay for refreshments. 
See the Advent page to find out all the other services and events happening at Thornhill and Whitley churches through this special season. 
We'd love to see you
Childrens Society logo
Every year we support the Children's Society during Advent. The coffee morning will be held on Saturday 25th November from 10 - 12, see the notice sheet for the address, £2 admission includes coffee and mince pie. There will be the craft stall and cakes to buy.  Donations are welcomed for the cake stall
The Christingle Services will be on Sunday 10th December at 4pm Thornhill Church and Sunday 24th December at 4pm Whitley Church.
Further details for services and events through December are coming soon, watch out for the Advent page on the website



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St Michael window at Thornhill



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.
workers 2.092017
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