United Benefice of Thornhill & Whitley Lower

Serving our local communities

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Sunday 4th September 2022 Al l age  Service

Sunday 7th August 2022

Sunday July 24th 2022 Sunday July 3rd


All a age service with Rector.

Sunday 26th June 2022

Trinity Sunday 12th June 2022

28th May

22nd May

Sunday May 8th Morning Service

All Age service 1st May 2022 Rector

Wednesday Holy Communion 27th April 2022

Easter Day 2022

Palm Sunday 2022 

Mothering Sunday 2022 27th March 

Sunday 20th March 2022 Rector and Elaine

Sunday 13th March 2022  Rev Robert

Sunday 6th March 2022 All Age Service with Rev Debbie

Ash Wednesday 2nd March 2022

Sunday 27th February 2022    Morning Worship and Arch Bishop letter re Ukraine

Sunday 13th February 2022 Revs Robert presiding and Debbie preaching

Sunday 6th February 2022 Rev Debbie

Wednesday 2nd February 2022  Holy Communion with Rev Debbie 

 Sunday 30th January 2020 Bishop Nick Baines 

January 23rd 2022 with Rev Robert Bailey

January 16th 2022   Bishop Jonathan Morning Worship

January 9th All Age Worship with Elaine

January 5th  2022 Morning Communion with  Rev Robert Bailey

Epiphany Sunday 2nd January 2022

Midnight Mass 24th December 2021 with Rev Ann Pollard 

19th December 2021 Sunday Morning Worship with Communion

15th December Wednesday morning worship with Rev Robert Bailey.

12 December Lessons and Carols 

12th December 2021Morning Worship

 All Age Family Worship 5th December 2021

Holy Commmunion for advent . Rev John Marsh 1st December 2021

Advent Sunday worship with Rev. Robert Bailey

Sunday 21st November 2021 Christ the King

Sunday 14th November Remembrance with Rev Robert Bailey

Sunday 7th November All Age Service with Elaine Wilkes

Wednesday 3rd November 2021 Rev Robert Bailey said worship

Sunday 24th October 2021 Morning Worship with Rev Ann Pollard

Wednesday Morning Holy Communion  with Rev Robert Bailey.Sunday Worship


October 2021 Rev Robert Bailey

All Age worship 10th October 2021 with Elaine

Wednesday 6th October 2021 with Rev Robert

Sunday 3rd October 2021 Morning Worship with Rcetor

Sunday 26th September 2021 Holy Commuinion with Rector

Sunday 19th September 2021 Holy Communion with Rector

Sunday 12th September Holy Communion with Rector

Sunday 5th September 2021 Sunday Worship and Communion with Rev Robert Bailey

Wednesday Morning Holy Communion  1st September 2021   Rev Debbie.

Morning Worship with Communion 29th  August 2021

Morning Worship with Communion 22nd August 2021

Morning Worship  18th August Wednesday with Rev Robert

Sunday 15th August with Rev Robert Bailey

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Sunday 8th August 2021 Rev Ann Pollard

Wednesday 4th August 2021  Morning Worship Robert Bailey  

Sunday August 1st 2021 Worship with Archdeacon Ann

 Sunday 25th July 2021 beginning with Pastoral Letter from the Bishops in the Leeds Diocese.

 Wednesday 21st July 2021 Holy Communion with Rector

Sunday 18th July 2021 with RectorSunday 11th July 2021 with Rector


Wednesday 7th July 2021 with Rev Robert Bailey

Sunday 4th July with Rector

Sunday 27th June 2021 Holy Communion with Rector Debbie Nash

Sunday 20th June 2021 Holy Communion 

Wednesday Morning Service 16th June 2021

Morning Worship June 13 with Rector Debbie and Worship Band

Morning Worship June 6th 2021 with Rev Ann 

Trinity Sunday 2021 Rector and Rev Ann

Pentecost service 2021 - Rev Ann Pollard


Wednesday said Communion with Rector 19th May

Morning Worship Sunday after Ascension Day 

Rev Debbie and Rev Ann


ASCENSION Day Evening worship 2021 Churches Together

Morning Worship and Holy Communion 9th May 2021


Rev Dr John Marsh May 5th 2021

Morning Worship with Holy Communion May 2nd 2021

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Holy Communion Service led by Rev Ann Pollard 18th April 2021

Holy Communion Service led by Rev Ann Pollard. Service dedicated to Rev Carol Gill and in Memory of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 11th April 2021

Wednesday Morning Worship 7th April 2021-led by Rev. Dr. John Marsh


Christ is Risen Hallelujah Morning Worship for Easter Day 2021 led by Rev Ann Pollard


A devotional Meditaion

for Good Friday 2021 led by Elaine with

Brian and Savi


Maundy Thursday Service 01.04.2021


Palm Sunday March 28th 2021

Passion Sunday 21st March 2021

Morning Worship led by Elaine Wilkes __________________________________________________

Morning Worship Sunday March 7th 2021 led by Elaine Wilkes


Morning Worsahip 3rd March 2021 led by Rev John Marsh


Worship on February 28th February led by Rev Ann Pollard


Service for February 21st 2021 led by Elaine


Service for Ash Wednesday 2021 led by Elaine Wilkes


Morning Worship with Rev Anne Pollard 14th February 2021


Morning Worship 7th February 2021 led by Elaine Wilkes


Candlemass Celebration Service


Morning Service for Sunday January 24th 2021 Epiphany 3 with Rev Ann Pollard ___________________________________________________________________________________)

Morning Service for Sunday 17th January 2021 with Archdeacon of Halifax

Rev Anne Dawtry _____________________________________________________________________________________

Service for the Baptism of Christ January 10th 2021 led by Elaine Wilkes


Service for Epiphany Wednesday Morning 6th January 2021  led by Rev John Marsh

Sunday 3rd January 2021 Morning Worship led by Rev Ann Pollard          

Midnight Mass Thornhill December 14th 2020

The Service for 20th December 2020 with Bishop Jonathan is Here full service

The service of Lessons and Carols December 20th is  Here  full service

The service for November 29th led by Rev Robert Bailey is here form 00.01 hrs        It celebrates Advent Sunday


The service for 22nd November is Here


November 15th available on the day click here

November 8th is a Service for Remembrance and is available  from 1045  Click link

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Church will be open from 10-12 on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

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For those of you unable to come to the church through illness or infirmity, we are pleased to bring Holy Communion out to your home and / or to visit. We firmly believe that ministry is from all and to all, taking place both in the building and outside in the community.

Guidance received today from the Diocese recommends the use of face coverings in church, see following quotation:

We strongly advise that face coverings should be worn by all those attending a place of worship, including ministers, worshippers, staff, volunteers, contractors and visitors, where there may be other people present; remembering that they are mainly intended to protect other people, not the wearer, from coronavirus COVID-19 and that they are not a replacement for physical distancing and regular hand washing

Please do bring a face covering to church. 


 Changes to services will be listed in the Notice Sheet as well as our Facebook page

 Other services through the year

Services at Christmas and Easter are listed separately on the web site as every year we hold different services and events to mark these special times for Christians

Our Patronal Festival is held on the last Sunday of September.

We also hold special memorial services for those who have been bereaved, when families and friends are invited to join us. These are usually twice a year, you can find out from the notice sheet or calendar page

Our Harvest celebrations are generally on the first Sunday of October.  An auction of produce is held after the 9.30 Parish Communion followed by an excellent lunch in church.

Remembrance Sunday service is held at 10.45 a.m. with silence being observed at 11.00 a.m.