Archive 2015

As we are all aware, many local communities have been affected by flooding. See here for a message from Bishop Jonathan about the flooding and the response from communities coming together to help each other
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As we are all aware, many local communities have been affected by flooding. See here for a message from Bishop Jonathan about the flooding and the response from communities coming together to help each other



Tomorrow ( Sunday 20th December ) evening at 6.00 p.m. is our tradtional Nine Lessons and Carols. Please come and enjoy this lovely service. We also say thank you and goodbye to our retiring organist Peter Middleton after more than 60 years as an organist in many churches in West Yorkshire, Well done Peter. 

Work is also ongoing in repairing and restoring our fine Binns organ

Rev John Michel 1724-93 Rector of Thornhill involved in Black Holes theory. A new book marks this with a short biography and picture of our plaque, Black Holes by Katherine Blundell.. a very short introducion. Oxford UP> 2015. £7.99 An interesting read.

Final figures now in for Summer Fair and Bazaar- together they raised £5400 a magnificent local effort by all at church - and so well supported by the local community.  A big thank you.  Our insurance costs over £5000 per year so that can be paid - the responsibilities of such a wonderful building..

hat a rocking concert last  night- The  packed church rocked to the wonderful music of the Hepworth Band - in brilliant and happy mood under Mark Peacock. The Wakefield Youth Choir of 40 young singers were in splendid form with their conductors Phil Needham and Geraldine GauntAdmirable soloists in band and choir added beautiful sounds to the concert.  Bethany Rosamond was a stunning young soprano who charmed us all with her faultless delivery and a wide ranging voice.Thanks to everyone.
Bethany with BandPacked church

Students get Crafty  for Chrstmas
'the pupils of Thornhill Community Academy together with their art teachers have produced an Advent Book which has a unique piece of art work for each day of December leading us to the great celebration of Christmas. The Advent Book itself is unique because it describes the story of the Nativity from an interfaith perspective. Come and see the book in church and discover how our Christian, Muslim and non-faith children view Christmas - it's truly heartwarming to read.'
see Dewsbury Reporter article here
THornhill Academy


Angel's Café Update

Here is a break down of the donations they have sent to various charities this year - 

January £300 Lymphona Research

March £250 Time for a Cuppa Dementia Uk

£150 Water Aid

April Thornhill Church £100

£250 Parkinsons

May £150 Nepal Earthquake Appeal

June £200 British Lung Foundation

July £200 Kirkwood Hospice

£200 Candlelighters

September £200 Macmillans Biggest Coffee Morning

November £200 Friends of Freeman House

December £100 Thornhill Parish Church

£300 Dewsbury Refuge

£50 Hope Pastures

an incredible £2650

The Angel's send their thanks to everyone who have supported the café this year - without your custom these wonderful donations wouldn't have been possible!


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     Here is the link to the pictures of the Bazaar. We achieved £2600+- an excellent result and a very happy day. Rector thanked everyone this morning.



Photos of the Heritage Weekend are available
Arts and Crafyts event

Summer Fair is on July 18th 2015   11-3

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-Trees- the latest round of tree felling is complete but there are still more that need attention. This major work has generated some logs which are for sale - contact 01924 527545- removing them without permission is theft!The money raised will help us with the further work that is required. Thanks for your understanding.

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2 photos to show why they were dangerous




_Sunday 30th August is joint Benefice Service at Whitley at 1030 replaces 930!service at Thornhill. See you there!

Rev Sue Clarke has returned from her Sabbatical - welcome back!

She has written a report regarding her time away and you can read it here

A Great Event - our Summer Fair on 18th July raised £2700 to help us fund the running and maintenance of our church building and our work in the community of Thornhill.

There are more pictures on Facebook at

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Such exciting news...

We have been shortlisted in the Historic England Angel Awards.

Founded by Andrew Lloyd Webber and supported by his Foundation, the Historic England Angel Awards celebrate the efforts of individuals and local groups all over the country who put hours of hard work and enthusiasm into saving derelict and severely damaged historic landmarks from being lost forever. The details of the work undertaken in the project can be found here

You can see the videos of all those shortlistedhere

Please do vote for us at

and find out more information about the awards and other nominees at

Voting is simple and takes no time at all!


 Revd Kate Currie - a long time Reader and member of our church was ordained priest yesterday  27th June 2015 by Bishop Jonathan in Huddersfield Parish Church

Kate ordination

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The Angels Cafe report that donations so far this year to end of April are as follows:
Lymphoma research. £300
Dementia "time for a cuppa" £250
Thornhill church. £100
Parkinson's awareness. £250

Congratulations and thank you to the team of dedicated helpers and to those who gave by eating a good lunch.

Daniel and Reece wear vestments as Acolytes for the first time

Daniel & Reece wear chasuble

On our Facebook page photos of Good Friday  


   On our Facebook page - a report about the Wednesday of Holy week event which was so inspirational. Click logo above. _________________________________________________

Good News about Music in our Church
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Let there be music...the restoration of a historic organ

A Surprise Visitor

Bishop Jonathan

A big surprise for us all as Bishop Jonathan called into Buggy Praise today (17/3/15). He joined in an encore of our home time song with the children then had a look around our beautiful church. He will be with us again on April 19th at the 10.00 service for Confirmation.


The House of Bishops have issued a document prior to the General Election in May, to read it click below
Who Is My Neighbour?


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_New photograph By  C&D  December 2015__Click Facebook logo above to see more. There are some also on Photos page here.more.________________________________________

Photos from the Children's Activity Morning held on Saturday February 7th may be seen on our Facebook Page.Click the Facebook link above.


click here for details of services and events for Lent and Easter 2015 including an exciting Lent Course based on the film 'The Kings Speech'


The Meditation Group on a Monday at 5.30 is now held in church.

Thinking about Confirmation?

Many people were baptised when young and now
feel they would like to make an adult commitment.
Would you or somebody you know like to find out
more about Confirmation leading to being able to
receive bread and wine at Holy Communion? Or
would you simply like to refresh your Christian

Then please speak to Rev Sue Clarke on
01924 450746, classes are starting on Saturday 24th January at the Rectory at 10.00.. See the attached leaflet. Confirmation is on April 19th at 9.30 with Bishop Jonathan

Leaflet for Confrimation Classes 2015


Photos from epiphany at Saturday club.  Click Facebook link above.

10th January 2015



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Battley Carr   --Trinity Care Appeal 

- News
 January 2015

Calling all knitters! We are asking for donations of knitted scarved for the Trinity Care appeal - further information can be found in the pew sheet from 11 January.

Don't worry if you can't knit, donations of wool are also greatly appreciated!

Now the the weather is colder there is an urgent need
for hats, gloves, socks, sturdy shoes,
underwear and old towels as well as food &
toiletries for homeless and struggling people in this
area. Our usual Collection box is on the rear pew. 

Thank you for
your generous support.