Global Day of Prayer for peace

Wednesday March 2nd has been designated as Global Day of Prayer for peace. 

St Peter’s Thornton will be open from 11 am on Wednesday for private prayer, and at  12 noon there will be a short prayer service for peace led by Delia, followed by a time of quiet reflection. Please join us if you can.’

There will also be a Short Prayer service at St Peter’s, Copt Oak, 12pm (with imposition of ashes) and both St Mary’s, Stanton and St Michael’s Church, Markfield will be open for quiet prayer from 11am-1pm.  Again, everyone welcome.

If you are unable to visit the churches you might like to pray at home. 

Yoga at Thornton

Gentle Hatha Yoga Class

Every Tuesday 8-9pm at Thornton Community Centre.

A chance to stretch, tone,

re- energise and relax .

The emphasis is on gentle poses, breath work and relaxation. Suitable for all abilities.

For more information-

Contact Paula Smith

01530 230265


Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Thornton Community Centre and the grounds to the rear of the centre have been made available to the residents of Thornton (free of charge) over the 4 day Bank Holiday in June (Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June 2022) to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Does anyone have any ideas on how the village may celebrate this momentous occasion?

Are there any residents willing to organise events at the centre, both inside and out?

Would the school children like to take part in activities at the centre?

Picnics, sporting events, music, craft fair, exhibitions, barbeque … every suggestion considered.

The trustees will give their full support to anyone willing to organise and arrange events at the centre.

There are only a handful of trustees, insufficient, to take on this challenge as well as cope with the day to day running of the hall and grounds.

New trustees are always welcome to come and join us.

The centre belongs to the people of the village – let’s all come together there for one big party.

To contact the trustees with your ideas and/or to volunteer please email

Babes-in-arms, Toddlers, Pre-schoolers in Thornton – Come and join us!

You are all little angels and we invite you to bring your parent/grandparent/minder to our free, monthly Little Angels session.

Songs, nursery rhymes and a short Bible story are followed by plenty of time for play.  For ages 1 day up to 4 years.  Great way to make new friends – for children and adults alike.  You are welcome to come and join this happy and friendly group.

Meets in St Peter’s Church Thornton at 2pm on Thursday March 3rd (always the first Thursday of the month during termtime). We finish at 3pm, in time to get to the school gate for those who need to.  There is no charge.

If you have any questions, call 01530 231502 or 01530 230532.  Otherwise, just turn up and we will be delighted to see you.

Lis Muller and Helen Brown

Groby Players – Murder Mystery

After a two year break because of Covid, the Groby Players are back with a new production at Groby Village hall in March. A thriller by Bettine Manktelow – ‘Curtain up on Murder’.