Help required at St Peter’s Church – Saturday 1st October

A small bank of soil outside  the east end of the church needs to be moved.

It needs to be dug out and barrowed to other areas in the church yard and then raked smooth.

If you are able to help. even for a short length of time this Saturday that would be great.

Start at 10.30 am.  If you could bring a spade or a rake even better.

Do bring gloves.

Thanks loads


Shirley (Churchwarden)

St Peter’s Church – Copyright Gillatphotography

Thornton Tea with a Twist – 28th Sept

Thornton Tea with a Twist

Just a reminder that tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday) is the second of our Thornton Tea with a Twist afternoons.

2 until 4 pm

Scones, jam and cream, biscuits, gluten free biscuits, tea, coffee squash.

Games, jigsaws, recycle table and books

Hope you can join us for the afternoon.

If you need a lift, please do let us know.


Join us for a circular walk this Saturday (17th)

Join us for our annual circular walk of about 8 miles through beautiful countryside visiting some of our local churches:

St Michael’s in Markfield, St Mary’s in Stanton, the Quiet Garden at the site of Holy Rood, Bagworth, Cross Hills Baptist Church and St Peter’s in Thornton.

The walk starts at the Lychgate, Thornton Church at 11am

You will need to bring a drink and a packed lunch, and to wear suitable footwear.  We usually get back around 3-4pm.

For more information please contact William & Shirley on 01530 230422 or email to 

St Peter’s Church

St Peter’s church, Thornton will be open each day this week from 2 until 6 pm for quiet reflection.

The Book of condolence will be available for signing.

Thornton Tea with a Twist – 3Ts

Wednesday afternoon, 14th September, 2 until 4 pm Community Centre Thornton.

Everyone is invited to drop in for a cuppa, scones with jam and cream and much more. No charge.

Hope that you can join us.

We hope to show a video of the life of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Jig saws, and board games will be provided and a book swap and freebie table. There will be toys and a play area available for young families.

It’s your afternoons. Meet new friends, exchange ideas, learn new skills or just come for the company.

Just pop in and spend some time in happy surroundings.

If you would like to help with these Wednesdays, even for just the odd one, please do let me know.

Organised by the village for the villagers.

For more information contact me, Shirley, on 01530 230 422 or email

Book of Condolence – St Peter’s Church

St Peter’s Church is open today and tomorrow to everyone from 10 am until 6 pm.

A Book of Condolence is available for signing and tea lights.

Everyone is welcome at the church service 10.30 am tomorrow, when we will remember and honour her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

As nationally it’s Heritage Weekend and St Peter’s is a Grade 1 listed heritage building, there will be plenty of information about this ancient building available.

Refreshments available.

Out of respect for her Majesty’s status as Head of the Church, we have withdrawn our scarecrow entries. We are very sorry to cause this disappointment. However, we hope to have them on display on the weekend of our Harvest Festival.

Please let us know if you need any help by emailing

Thank you.

Queen Elizabeth 11

Buckingham Palace has announced today, 8th September 2022, the sad news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.  This is a significant bereavement for our nation and will be felt deeply by many of us.

She will be missed and mourned by many.

We thank God for the life of Queen Elizabeth and her faithful dedication, humility and care for the people of this country and further afield for the last 70 years.

We pray for her family and friends in their grief as they come to terms will their loss.

St Peter’s Church, Thornton, will be open tomorrow from midday until 7 pm for private prayer.  Everyone is welcome.

There will be a Book of Condolence for people to sign.

The church bells will be rung muffled from 12 noon.

The church will also be open to everyone during the weekend from 10 am until 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday.  You are welcome to join the church service at 10.30am on Sunday.

Shirley (Churchwarden)

Phase One – Thornton Community Centre

Thornton Community Centre is undergoing a ‘makeover’ as we approach the 50th anniversary of the opening of the hall in 1973.

Decorators (Johnson Wellborn Decorating – 07543 350832) have recently spent 4 days at the Centre refreshing the paintwork in the Sports Hall foyer, disabled toilet, kitchenette and locker room, creating a light and airy space.

The Sports Hall has proved to be an ideal space this year for childrens’ parties – with plenty of room for a bouncy castle in the hall. (If you are thinking of booking a party do check the height first though!).

Sports hall foyer – gillatphotography
Kitchenette and disabled toilet – gillatphotography
Kitchenette – gillatphotography
Locker room – gillatphotography

During October half term – Glenfield Electrics will be at the premises upgrading, renewing and repairing all the lighting throughout both halls and outside.