Thornhill Parish Church

Serving the local community

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Thornhill Parish Church Dewsbury WF12 0JZ

5th October  Witty Ditties with Green Matthews (welcome return)witty ditties

Saturday 5th October 2019 at 1930            

   Pay what you can event -Collection on the night . Free Tickets available 01924507782 or Thornhill Newsagents or on line at : Archive 2019

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Heritage Open Days Sept 13-15th and 22nd

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Summer Fair   July 13th 11-1430 with Batley Music Centre Wind Band

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Epiphany- we have had two celebrations of Epiphany - first at Krafty Kids and then in church the next day - here are a few photos - more on Facebook.Epiphany 1Epiphany 2

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A new Year and an opportunity to start a new Hobby.
Welcome to 2019 and we have two opportunities for you to enjoy singing. Starting on Tuesday 8th January at 1600 the Thornhill Community Choir 2017 meets in Church. This choir is for everyone to join- it is currently FREE too. Just turn up and sing.
On Wednesday January 9th at 1815 the Church Choir restarts rehearsals. Anyone is welcome to come and sing hymns and songs and anthems.
Singing is good for your physical and mental health. Meet new people and enjoy.
ANGEl S CAFÉ          DONATIONS 2018

JANUARY      KIDNEY RESEARCH                    £200

     FEBRUARY          GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND      £200

         MARCH                DEMENTIA UK (Time for a cuppa) £200
                                     WATER AID                             £200
APRIL              MARIE CURIE                            £175

 MAY            YORKSHIRE AIR AMBULANCE       £200

 JUNE             FORGET ME NOT TRUST              £200
                        PARKINSON’S RESEARCH             £200 


JULY        ALZHEIMERS RESEARCH              £50

              MEDICINS SANS FRONTIERES        £200 

              SIMON ON THE STREETS              £100        


AUGUST     ALZEIMERS                               £50



                  HELP FOR HEROES                 £200

                  THORNHILL DOG SHOW           £25



                   CANDLE LIGHTERS                £200

                   REFUGE milk and nappies        £100

                   BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION  £200

                  GUIDE DOGS                          £150                 

Thank you to the organisers and to the Customers- Great Work      
    Remembrance tide exhibition photos
There are a lot more on Twitter and Facebook
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Krafty Kids- in the week of Remembrance
Made poppies, played games, placed wreaths on WW1 War Graves visited War Memorials. Sang Let there be Peace on earth and played games.

War Grave 1War MemorialMuseum in a box

Congratulations on becoming a Reader to Elaine Wilkes
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Licensing group photoElaine with Bishop

Thornhill Poors Charity

Does your organisation provide services to the Elderly or to Young People?

Is it situated within the boundaries of the Ancient Parish of Thornhill?  (Flockton, Savile Town, Netherton, Middlestown, Overton, Midgley, Thornhill, Thornhill Lees and Whitley)

If so it may be eligible for a Grant of between £100 and £1500. The intention of the grant is to improve the life and conditions for those groups, and each application will be considered by the trustees on its merits, with preference given to groups with limited resources who make an active voluntary contribution to their community. In applying, it must be established by applicants that the grants are to be spent on activities and not wages and associated costs.

Apply NOW by contacting for the appropriate forms. Grant applications must arrive no later than 14th December 2018. An acknowledgement of completed applications will be sent, and a decision on applications will be made in January 2019.

Our New Rector is now in Post  see the welcome Page.  
Click here for photos of the Imduction service 

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Our new Musical Director is now in post - Dr Tony Mears Phone - 07508 116006

Eileen Fenton & Margaret WatsonEileen Fenton & Margaret Watson
Mike Stephenson
Harry Yates; reeden Johson;Amy Scott;James Scott; Adam Scott;Ethan Ricahrdson; david Buckles
Our next something special for Thornhill - an Exhibition DEWSBURY GREATS- catch the preview on August 3rd at 1900 for 1930 FREE . Hear a talk by Margaret Watson and meet Eileen Fenton Dewsbury's own Channel Swimmer. Truly excellent evening with talks by Eileen fenton and Margaret Watson

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Lots more pictures on Facebook or Twitter

Summer Fair 2018 

Searing hott day , fum and food and music

The book stallBric a brac


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The culmination of several weeks work in Overhorpe and Thornhill Junior Schools aimed at drawing the children and the Community choir into closer links with the church. With Music as the cohesive framework  Nine songs written . Hear some of them again at the Summer Fair. 


Krafty Kids June 9th 

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We were helped by our Dof E helpers Thanks Ruby and Izzie

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Krafty Kids workshop, The Cross and worship on Good FridayGood Friday -The Cross

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Thornhill Poors Charity gives Grants to Older Persons adn Youth organisations operating in the area of the OLD Thoirnhill Parish Boundaries

see here for details

an extra round of Grants has been made available so check now.


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Buggy Praise is back! We meet 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 1.30pm in church. 

For older children, Krafty Kids meets on the 1st Saturday in church at 10am *check calendar and notice sheet for exceptions

 Our Family page has more information

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Fellowship Group

We meet to discuss, pray and worship about God in a safe, relaxed environment at 7.30pm on the first and third Tuesday of the month

All welcome - see notice sheet for location and contact information

Want to find out more? Here's a little bit of information from Paul who hosts the group with Mel in their home...

We meet to build fellowship with each other and gain an understanding of what God means to each of us. We discuss various topics which have included subjects such as 'the Amour of God', 'what is our soul', 'tough questions about God' and 'how can we show God in our lives everyday'. Its also a time for worship praise and prayer as well as time for sharing our experiences and thoughts in a safe friendly environment. We are looking to continue this year in a similar style and anyone is welcome either to just listen or to contribute and for those who feel they have a gifting to lead a discussion

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Thank you to everyone who supported the Christmas Card appeal for 2017. £125 was raised for the Forget Me Not Hospice in Huddersfield

Your generosity also raised over £1000 for the Children's Society last year through collection boxes at home, the Advent coffee morning and Christingle service

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Why not join our Community Choir which meets every Tuesday in term time in Church at 4 for 415 It's Free and fun

Good for your health  too.

-Lots of new photos for you on the Facebook and Twitter pages . The church is ready we just need You to be there at the special services on Christmas Eve at 1130 or Christmas Morning at 10.00.

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Krafty Kids Morning 2017 December

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