Help for Ukraine

We are continuing to collect donations for Ukraine in St Peter’s Church, Thornton church on Sundays from 11.45 until 12.30 pm.

The list of urgently needed items has been updated but still does not include clothes, duvets, and shoes.

If you would like to donate but can’t get to church at these times please message me –

Churchwarden: Shirley Garlick –  

This is the updated list.

Everything must be in date please.


  • First aid kits
  • Wound dressing materials – bandages; wound closure strips; field bandages; sterile dressings; surgical tape
  • Painkillers
  • Cold/flu treatments
  • Multivitamins
  • Antiseptic gel, cream and wipes
  • Cream for babies – Metanium; Bepanthen; Drapolene nappy rash creams for protection and treatment
  • Bonjela treatment for mouth ulcers, and teething granules
  • Child antihistamine medicines to relieve symptoms of allergies, such as hay fever, hives, conjunctivitis and reactions to insect bites or sting
  • Child painkillers – Calpol, Nurofen


  • Thermal underwear – all sizes, both genders
  • Thick socks
  • Hand and feet warmers
  • Boot dryers
  • Sleeping bags
  • Hot water bottles
  • Insulated flasks
  • Warm blankets
  • Large/medium sized backpacks
  • Power banks and cables for charging phones
  • Torches with batteries, including head torches
  • Foil body wraps


No glass containers. All products must be in date.

  • Protein bars
  • Canned food
  • Dry food such as rice and pasta
  • Cup-a-soups
  • 3-in-1 coffee sachets
  • Baby food – powdered milk, ready-meal pouches


  • Toothbrushes/toothpaste
  • Wet wipes for both adults and children
  • Shower gels
  • Shampoo
  • Feminine sanitary products, including for new mothers
  • Breast pads for breastfeeding mothers
  • Nappies, all sizes
  • Pocket tissues
  • Toilet paper

The photographs below, from Shirley, show the outstanding generosity of Thornton residents (and those from the wider community) after the first appeal for donations.

These items have now been taken to the Ukraine centre in Leicester for onward transportation to Ukraine/Poland.

Quiz night with fish and chip supper – 19th March

The second Thornton quiz night of the year, was held at the Community Centre on Saturday 19th March.

Another great turn out with 60 people filling the hall ready for a 100 question ‘quizathon’.

This quiz was slightly different with the host being able to utilise for the first time the brand new projector and screen, bought earlier this year, by the trustees, with monies donated by Forterra Brickworks. Being able to project the questions and answers was a huge hit with the ‘quizzers’ and all agreed it was a wonderful addition to the hall facilities.

Ashley brought his chip van again and served up 60 portions of delicious fish and chips in double quick time.

The first prize of £24 was won by a village team, Mary Gibson, Jo Leadbetter, Helen and Dave Robinson, and Sandy and Richard Maycock, with a magnificent score of 93 out of a possible 100.

The £250 profit raised from the quiz and ‘card bingo’ was handed to the treasurer of the Friends of St Peter’s today as part of their ongoing fund raising efforts for the church.

Quiz night – screen showing the ‘Name the hat’ picture round. Copyright Gillatphotography.

Provisional date for the next quiz – Saturday 9th July – the night before Thornton Open gardens.

Church Electoral Roll Revision

The yearly revision of the Parish of Thornton Bagworth and Stanton’s Electoral Roll  begins on 21st March and will finish on 4th April.  If you wish to enrol please email Dave Robinson at, to receive a form. Existing members need not complete a form.

By being on the Electoral Roll you are able to take part in electing representatives to the Parochial Church Council, and can be elected yourself if you would like to make your voice heard in these councils.

Working Party – St Peter’s Church – Saturday 19th March

There is to be another working party to tidy St Peter’s church yard this Saturday, 19th March, from 10 until 12 noon.

Some of the bigger jobs include sorting out the south west corner of the old churchyard, and the north boundary of the new churchyard.

There is lots of tidying of graves and under and around some of the trees as well.  And as ever lots of branches and twigs to collect.

And if you spot something you would like to tackle that’s great.

Please bring whatever tools you think you might need including gloves, and a drink.

Look forward to seeing some of you there.

Shirley (Church warden)

Nature Notes

The ‘Winter Highlights’ – illustrated notes from Andy Smith on the visitors to the reservoir during January and February have just been added to the Nature Notes page of the website. Grab your binoculars and take a stroll round the reservoir you will be surprised how many different species you will spot.

Robin leading the way at the reservoir – copyright Gillatphotography

Help for Ukraine – bring items to Thornton Church

The Leicester Ukrainian club have requested donations of items for Ukrainians. Items will be transported to where they are needed by the Leicester Ukrainian club.

If you are able to donate any of the items in the list below please drop them off at St Peter’s Church, Thornton on Sunday between 11.45 and 12.30 pm, contact Shirley or email Thank you.

These are the items that are urgently needed. (NB NOT CLOTHES)

Camping mats, Insulated flasks, Sleeping mats, Baby food, Protein bars, Nappies, Painkillers (eg Ibuprofen), Power banks for charging phones, Anti-flu medicine (Lemsips etc), Feminine sanitary products, Wound dressing materials, Large/medium back packs, First aid kit, Male socks, Warm blankets, Canned food, Thermals/base layers, Dry food (pasta, rice …), Hot water bottles

Please do not donate clothes. They are not needed at the moment.

Thanks from St Peter’s Church, Thornton

A huge thank you to everyone who supported our first ever Clear Out Sale at Thornton Community Centre.

After donations were included an amazing sum of £510 was made for the upkeep of Thornton’s beautiful ancient church. 

Thank you!

Following on from the success of this venture we are hoping to have more of these events in the future.   Do watch out for details.

All the tables were booked very quickly.  I am sorry to those of you who would have liked one but were unlucky this time.

Thanks again to everyone who supported this event or helped in any way.

Shirley Garlick – Church warden (The Friends of St Peter’s)

Clear Out sale – copyright Gillatphotography

Working Party – St Peter’s Church – Saturday 5th March

Now spring is rapidly approaching I think we should start the working parties going again to tidy the churchyards.

The first one will be this coming Saturday from 10 am until 12 noon. If you are able to join us, even if its only for a short while you would be very welcome.

Jobs include collecting  the fallen branches and twigs,  tidying some of the graves in the old church yard, clearing the drains and anything else you think needs doing. 

Please bring gloves and whatever tools you think you might need.   A flask of tea or coffee might be nice as we usually stop for a break around 11 am.  I will provide biscuits.

Hope some of you can make it.  If you know anyone else that would like to join us then do bring them along.


Shirley (Churchwarden)