Thornhill Parish Church

Serving the local community

Palm Sunday -

Procession in 2011 in Overthorpe Park

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To help you remember we would normally have  Jeremiah and a procession of Palms into our Churches - so imagine!

 Service led from home by Elaine

If you are in the mood listen to Hosanna from Jesus Christ Superstar. The film is on You Tube on Good Friday at 1900


'Do Not be afraid'  is a song we sing at Communion sometimes - you might like to listen to the song


Thornhill Poors Charity

is having a New Round of Grants specifically to help organisations ( not individuals) who provide services to the Poor, Elderly or Young. It covers the area of the former Greater Thornhill Parish.  Further Details are available Here      This is in the hope that they can pay particular attention to any Group involved serving the above categories in the light of the Corona Virus pandemic or the aftermath.

Please draw this to the attention of any group NEW or long established who have not had a Grant in 2019-2020


Service for Passion Sunday 29th March 2020 by Elaine Wilkes from Home




Something to be proud of

Are you self isolating and/or needing help and live in Dewsbury South? Here is a new initiative for you partially sponsored by Thornhill Parish Church and other local friends. They are an apolitical group formed to help our local community. The group has been thoroughly checked out and you can trust the people who will help you.

Covid 19
Watch out for the Leaflets starting delivery today 26th March 2020


CARE Dewsbury has closed temporarily for the first time in over ten years due to the Covid pandemic. This is due to the risk of cross infection between clients and also to/from staff. For the time being do not try to bring things to church- save them up for future gifting.


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 COVID 19-             Updated 25th March 2020

Here is the poster clarifying the rules on closure of churches


During the current emergency, both St Michael and All Angels, Thornhill and St Mary and St Michael, Whitley Lower are closed.

Weddings and Baptisms are postponed- if you have a date booked you will be contacted. 

The Funeral Directors will advise you .Funerals will be allowed but with a minimum of mourners and at the graveside or Crematorium. Burial of Ashes will be postponed.


Look out for further Virtual Services in due course-

Please contact the Churchwardens for further information 

Please look after one another and tell us if there is someone who needs help- SEE details above


Virtual Service for Mothering Sunday from Thornhill Parish Church by Elaine Wilkes


Pastoral Message from Debbie


My dear friends....... click Here  to read


The death  of a dear friend of the church has been announced JOYCE THWAITES died aged 97 in her Care Home in York. We pray for her family and thank God for her long life serving others


This picture is of Peggy Nowell who recently celebrated her 100th Birthday. She was a Leap Year Baby so has not had too many Birthdays.   Congratulations Peggy.

Peggy was active in the Tenants and Residents Group in Thornhill and a Member of our church PCC until into her Nineties.

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Here she is with Kathleen Wood.