filmFriday 29th November 6.45pm

Join us for a film night - see poster information here

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Wednesday 20th November-there is no cafe this week and the church will only be open from 1030-12.00. Apologies but we are short of volunteers on that day. As normal from next week. The cafe at Dewsbury Minster will be open. Our Annual Bazaar is on the 23rd November.


An excellent morning at Krafty Kids. A special Owl Visited to help our churchsearvj for Owls. We also lerant about Remembrance.Krafty Kids 1Owl

Lots more pictures on our Facebook page,


The THORNHILL POORS ESTATE CHARITY annually offers grants to established voluntary community organisations serving the senior age groups, the youth, and those serving disadvantaged sectors of the community within the Parish of Thornhill and neigbouring villages. Applications are welcome from local organisations representing the elderly, the young, and the disadvantaged **  

 The grants are open to all sectors of the community, but we regret that no applications can be considered from individuals, nor organisations serving other than exclusively the elderly, the young and the disadvantaged of the districts noted above.


** Please see here for full terms and conditions  

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‘There but Not there’

 Our installation this year commemorates all the 31 men and one woman

     from Thornhill who gave their lives in the Second World War.
     From the 9th October each Wednesday and Sunday
  Outlines of figures will be placed around the church.                                           Each one will commemorate 3 or 4 people who died.

Only 4 of them are buried in the Thornhill Churchyard. Our file on them indicates the widely different roles they played- pilot, sickbay attendant, musician ,driver, telegraphist, stoker and more.                                                                  They are buried or just named in cemeteries around the world.

We hope the installation will be a personal and moving tribute to them.

Remember Those who died for Freedom and Peace


Our Let there be music project ended today with a celebration concert. The project has seen the organ restored, a community choir formed, a new organist in post, three major singing and music projects with our brilliant primary schools. So over 100 children singing, playing ukeleles and brass instruments , a new community choir joining them. Our 'Thornhill is the only place i would like to be' song was reprised. The theme: love, peace and care for our planet. Through music we all learned about the importance of community and care for our world. Well done everyone. Thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund ,Musica Kirklees and more.
What an amazing concert it was with three choirs, brass, ukeleles and more here is the link for the photos


Sunday 9th June
Join us at Thornhill at 8.00 for Holy Communion then we celebrate a joint Benefice service at Thornhill at 10.30am. Our Reader of many years, Mark Naylor is leaving our parish and after the service there will be a light lunch as we celebrate with him and wish him all the very best as he leaves us to follow God's path for his future.
There are lists at the back of both churches if you wish to bring a contribution to the buffet: Thornhill are providing savoury food and Whitley the desserts.
Karen Liles
We are sad to announce the passing of the longest serving member of our church choir. Karen Lyles died last night in Kirkwood Hospice with her family around her. Karen will be sorely missed not only for her lovely voice but her loving, caring and fun personality. Her daughter Lizzie is in our choir and is training up her two sons Harry and James and her niece Poppy to follow grandma. Love and Blessings to you 

Happy Easter 2019 Christ is Risen Alleluia
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Angel's Cafe
 We are thrilled to announce that the Angel's Cafe have been awarded the Duke Of York Community Initiative Award. 

Here they are recieivng it from the Duke of York
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Itrecognises the achievements of community projects based in Yorkshire which are well run and an inspiration to others.
The Angel's Cafe is run by a fantastic team of volunteers who make sure everyone is welcome and enjoy a fantastic lunch as well as having the chance to meet up with friends and new people in the community.
The team are also celebrating as they were awarded 5 stars at their Kirklees hygiene rating inspection last week.
The cafe is open every Wednesday in Thornhill Church from 11.15am to 1pm
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APCMs at Thornhill and Whitley
The APCM will be held at Whitley Church after the Palm Sunday Parish Communion Service on Sunday 14th April.
Thornhill APCM will be after the 9.30 Parish Communion Service on Sunday 28th April.
Nomination forms for PCC posts will be in both churches.
This year both Electoral Rolls will be renewed in their entirety. Every person on roll will need to fill in a form. These will be in church from mid February to allow Roll Officers time to collate information and renew the Roll. See the notices in church for further details.
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