United Benefice of Thornhill & Whitley Lower

Serving our local communities


Sunday 26th April 2020 for 10.30 or later

Virtual worship


Wednesday 22nd April 2020   10.00

This hymn is often used at the start of our Meditation sessions in church


Sometimes used as our reponse at Intercessions


Sunday April 19th at 1030  for some reason called Low Sunday or 2nd Sunday of Easter or Resurrection Sunday

A favourite of our Former Rector and our Present one too!


A much older Easter Hymn- a favourite Methodist hymn

Wednesday April 15th 10.00

Easter Day 12 th April 2020   

Easter Candleeaster flowersEaster Cross    

Esater Flowers

                              Happy Easter!  Alleluia

Christ the Lord is Risen Today 


Thine be the Glory Risen Conquering Son



We expect these services will appear at about 9.00 on each day

the date on the profile is when they were recorded

My song is love unknown


Today is Holy Saturday

The day when we await the Resurrection. Churches traditionally, clean, rehearse, create flower displays and prepare

Here is the Virtual Worship for today


 Good Friday  April 9th 2020

....a typical Good Friday for at least the last twenty years amongst the Churches in Thornhill would start with a morning with Kids from our churches meeting at Thornhill Methodist Church to make Crafts and hear the Easter Story - in word , play and music. This was followed by a short service when we were joined by Adults after which we processed to The Cross and erected a large Wooden Cross. Everyone was given a Palm Cros and asked to pray for the person whose name was on it. .. well not this year no Methodist Church and Lockdown. 

Good Friday at the CrossGood Friday 2010

There would be short services at Whitley in the Morning and Meditation Service at Thornhill in the afternoon

Virtual Service for Good Friday

On Easter Day you might like to Look at the service at 1030 so that we can be together Spiritually as well as through the prepared Service. 

The readings can be found here



Don't forget 'Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber' Today
 at 1900 on You Tube 

 Maundy Thursday April 8th 2020


The Last Supper as if it was held today as a Zoom meeting... 

Virtual Worship led by Elaine

You May like to listen to the following as you ponder thoughts of today.

 On Easter Day you might like to Look at the service at 1030 so that we can be together Spiritually as well as through the prepared Service.


Wednesday 8h April 2020

Thank You Elaine-------

For the jews today is Passover. For many years on this day we held a Christian Passover evening which involved a Jewish Passover Meal and Holy Communion.Very soon it will be the time for Ramadan for our Muslim Friends. So this is a Holy Time for many people.  We have always traditionally held a similar event with a meal and Communion. Well we cannot have either today because of the Pandemic. A little reminder below.

Holy Week supper 1Holy Week 2

This is a quite appropriate song recorded virtually - it is our Rector's favourite too.

Tuesday 7th April 2020


Monday 6th April 2020

Today's service from Elaine at home (with enthusiastic accompaniment from Penny the dog )


Palm Sunday -

Procession in 2011 in Overthorpe Park

Palm Sunday 2 aplm sunday 1  Palm Sunday 3

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


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