Christmas Craft Fayre – @ the Community Centre on 20th November

Please do visit the Fayre if you can. 

19 tables have been booked by Crafters who have been busy creating beautiful and unusual gifts and items.

It will be a great opportunity for some Christmas shopping and to see Father Christmas who will arrive by steam engine.

I am sorry, but all the tables have already been booked.

However, offers of help, cakes, raffle and tombola prizes very welcome.

Contact Shirley Garlick 01530 230 422

National Forest Trek


17 – 19 September 2021

The National Forest Trek is a new fundraising challenge event providing participants with the chance to walk some or all of the 75mile National Forest Way. Created by three founding charities across the area of the National Forest, the event is open to all, including those that wish to raise funds for their own causes.

Support was given all the way from Beacon Hill, near the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC), through ancient woodland and newly planted trees, to the finish at the National Memorial Arboretum, the nation’s year-round centre of remembrance.

The first break for the intrepid walkers came thirteen and a half miles from the start, at Thornton Community centre. There they were greeted by two of the trustees and Trailplus organisers who provided them with well deserved refreshments and a very welcome sit down.

Fisher German team
Search & Rescue & Medics on standby in the car park

Huge congratulations to everyone who took on the inaugural National Forest Trek last weekend. What an incredible achievement over £25,000 was raised for charitable causes.

MESports at Thornton Community Centre

MESports are back at the Community Centre after a long break due to Covid.

ME Sports in the Community (

See their website for more information on what sports are available at the hall.

These are the classes due to start soon in the sports hall – if you would like more information call them on 01530 242 706 or visit them at Innovation House, 232 Leicester Road, Field Head, Markfield, Leicestershire, LE67 9RG. There is an email contact form on their website.

  • Every Tuesday @ 10.15am – 11.00am (another SoccerTots) starting 05/10/21
  • Every Tuesday @ 11.15am – 12.15am (Table Tennis) starting 28/09/21
  • Every Wednesday @ 11.00am – 11.45am (MiniMovers) starting 06/10/21
  • Every Wednesday @ 12.25pm – 1.25pm (Yoga) starting 06/10/21
  • Every Thursday @ 11.45am – 12.30pm (CycleBugs) starting 07/10/21
  • Every Thursday @ 1.00pm – 2.00pm (Multi-Sports MashUp) starting 30/09/21

“ME Sports in the Community host a number of clubs, classes and groups at our centre which are extremely popular and fantastic for the community. The sessions are always well attended and very well run…It is great to see so many young people taking part in sport and there is a huge buzz around the local area that a sporting icon like Matt Elliott is actively involved in our community. We couldn’t recommend them highly enough!”
Muriel Walker
Trustee at Thornton Community Centre

New J22 Community Worship Service – this Sunday 12th

A modern service of Christian Worship in our Community – Sunday 12th September @ 10.30am @ St Peter’s, Thornton 

Contemporary music, family friendly, refreshments, chat, prayer and support.

First Sunday of the month St Michael’s. Markfield 10.30am ; Second Sunday of the month St Peters, Thornton 1030am ; Third Sunday St Mary’s Stanton 10.30am.

For details contact