Archive 2013

Our Advent and Christmas Display this year was on the theme of the Favourite Chritmas Carol. 17 organisations from the church and the loacl community took part with a wide range of carols being chosen. From the one by Thornhill Methodists - Cradled in a manger meanly to the choice of three groups- We three Kings. A firendly competition was held and visitors voted for their favourite display - in the close run competition there were two clear winners. From the Young People it was the display by Thornhill JIN School

Thornhill Jin Carol

and from the Adults the stunning Probus paintintg by Joh Hartley of the carol God Rest you merry, Gentlemen.

Probus carol 2012


A successful day at the Bazaar - thanks to everyone who worked so hard on the day and beforehand, Click link below to see some pictures

Congratulations to Jeff Heaton our Benefice Reader who has just been awarded a degree from the University of York St John. He was awarded a Foundation Degree, with merit, in Theology and Ministry and this is the result of 4 years of study every month at the School of Ministry in Mirfield. The degree was presented to him in York Minister by Archbishop John Sentamu and, in the same ceremony, an Honorary Degree was presented to Archbishop Desmond Tutu.







Rededication our restoration project is now complete- at least for a month or two. The Bishop of Wakefield re-dedicated the church and the Savile Chapel at a service on Sunday 4th November



The new costume resource for school visits and use by children - provided under the HLF Let there be light project are now in use.

see video at


Our New Window- is now complete and installed it replaces the 15th C decayed window in the East of the Savile Chapel. .



the Apostles at the top


the complete window

night view



Lord and Lady Savile visit Thornhill . On the 3rd August 2012 Lord and Lady Savile visited the Rectory Park where Lady Savile planted a tree to commemorate the restoration of parts of the park spearheaded by the Friends of Rectory Park. They the visited the savile Chapel and had afternoon tea with guests. Lord Savile was particularly impressed with the work done so far to conserve the ancient artefacts in the chapel.

Lady Savile ' Rev Sue Clarke, Brian Pearson, Lord Savile





The Summer Fair was blessed by good weather and lots of fun









Thank you to all who supported it. With a matching grants from Barclays ( supporting work by Alex Arnott in the catering operation ) we should have made £3000