Thornhill Parish Church

Serving the local community

Churchyard

Snowdrops spring 2


Churchyard Maintenance

The churchyard is looking wonderful. Our own colleagues work regularly on mowing and clear up. We need more help.

some newly uncovered areas from 2016

Churchyard rediscovered

Churchyard rediscovered
churchyard rediscovered 3

Why we had to spend £10,000 on felling unsafe trees.

 If you want to come at any other time just turn up with tools and do some weeding or grass strimming. If you would like to come any other regular time please get in touch- 07505 107808 


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As well as being a consecrated and active burial ground the churchyard  is a resource for local historians and  a haven for wildlife of all sorts.     The churchyard of is a beautiful oasis situated between busy main roads in Thornhill. Covering an area of round about 3 acres it is a place of solitude and peace for the relatives of the departed. The churchyard is visited by many people tending graves or cremated remains plots and also by people passing through on a leisurely walk. Some parts of the churchyard round the edges and where wild flowers are encouraged to grow are left to grow a bit wild. These wild areas are home to a huge selection of butterflies, birds, hedgehogs, frogs and other wildlife ( see study by Marjorie Middleton click on sub page )


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Layout of sections in the Churchyard- this should help you find a particular grave.

see plan here

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Rectory Park -across the road from the churchyard is the wonderful Thornhill Rectory Park which was once the home of the Rectors of Thornhill. There has always been a close contact with the park and the church. The Friends of Rectory Park (click here ) have a new website .There are some wonderful pictures to look at here. There is a super picture too of the spitfire which came to our Summer Fair.