Thornhill Parish Church

Serving the local community

Holy Island

Christ the Light of the World is with us

the Cross of St Cuthbert on Holy Island by Paul Harrison

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Our Virtual services are available on Wednesday for 10.00 am , and  on Sundays for 10.30. They are normally available from 9.00 each day and stay up after those times too. You can also follow them on Facebook  at

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Rev Carol Gill is very happy to pray with or for anyone or just to have a chat. Click here to email her or phone 01924276821




                Keep us, good Lord,

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under the shadow of your mercy

in this time of uncertainty and distress.

Sustain and support the anxious and fearful,

and lift up all who are brought low;

that we may rejoice in your comfort

knowing that nothing can separate us from

 Your love in Christ Jesus our Lord.



Welcome... and do come inside, it's a safe and warm place, but unfortunately at the moment we cannot use the church- but the welcome applies to all you can find here.

 Everyone is welcome – whether you are a lifetime church goer or
 someone who has never been to church before, we'd love to meet you! Unfortunately we cannot be open for services- so read our bulletins and News. In due course we will hope to Welcome you to a Service.

Church inner doors

We know it can be quite intimidating to walk through the doors for the first time, why not have a look at excellent advice from a North Yorkshire church.

The thought of coming to church can feel more than a little daunting. You will probably have a number of questions and reasons why it’s not a good idea.  We have highlighted some common reasons why people worry about attending, and tried to provide some reassurance that it might be better than you fear!
Click here


Rector Revd Debbie Nash 

Debbie at induction

For the moment please contact our church wardens, go to the 
Contact Us page for phone numbers

Our Mission is to worship God, to minister to the needs of the
community and to help all people grow in faith and fellowship as a family of believers


Find out a bit more about us...

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visit also our other site

Diocese of Leeds small

 'Our vision is to equip confident clergy to enable confident Christians to live and tell the good news of God in  Christ

Loving    Living   and Learning

The vision of the Diocese

click here and read the regular bulletin.

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St Michael and All Angels Church, Thornhill and St Mary and St Michael Church, Whitley Lower are committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults, and ensuring the well-being of all who attend the Church. If you have any concerns please contact our Safeguarding Officers Helen Armitage (01924 461831) and Heather Fielden (01924 491104) respectively

For further information on Diocesan Policy click here

view our Safeguarding Policy here