Open Gardens 2022

This year we are planning to hold Thornton Open Gardens – for real! It will be on Sunday 10th July, from 1-6pm. WATCH FOR MORE INFOMATION!

Thank you – from Shirley and St Peter’s

A huge thank you to everyone who collected a Christingle pack, sang Carols, and very kindly made donations for the Christingles, raising £44.10 for The Children’s Society on Christmas Eve. A beautiful event despite the rain!

And thank you to everyone who put donations in the collection tin in the shop for the tree.  You raised £45!

Thank you everyone. Every little bit makes a bigger difference than we will ever know.

Love to you all

Christmas Eve church services

We are really sorry but we have had to cancel both services on Christmas Eve.

We have decided to cancel the Christingle Services throughout the Benefice this year because of Covid. We need to keep everyone safe.

However, Christingle packs, with oranges,  glow sticks and instructions will be available for collection from the Lychgate, at St Peter’s Church,  between 4 and 4.30 pm on Christmas Eve. 

There will be an online YouTube Christingle service airing at 6pm on Christmas Eve.  Just type J22 Churches into the YouTube channel.

And we have had to cancel the Midnight Holy Communion service in Thornton due to illness – not covid though. Reverend Andrew has tried to find cover for the service but it’s proved impossible at such short notice.

There is a Midnight Communion service at St Michael’s at 11.30pm on Christmas Eve to which everyone is invited.

Everyone is also invited to the Christmas morning service at St Mary’s, Stanton at 10.30 am.

Please spread the word about all this.   Thanks.

Wishing you all a Christmas full of hope, joy, and love,

Shirley

Christingle 2021

We are really sorry but we have decided to cancel the Christingle Services throughout the Benefice this year because of Covid. We need to keep everyone safe.

However, Christingle packs, with oranges,  glow sticks and instructions will be available for collection from the Lychgate, at St Peter’s Church,  between 4 and 4.30 pm on Christmas Eve.  We look forward to seeing you.

There will be an online YouTube Christingle service airing at 5 or 6pm on Christmas Eve.  Watch out for more details.

We wish you all, whatever your circumstances, a Christmas full of love, peace and joy.

For more information please send an email to me, Shirley, at  churchwarden.thornton@gmail.com

Thank you!

A huge thank you to everyone who supported the Christmas Craft Fayre last weekend.

After expenses were claimed, (lots weren’t) we raised an amazing £1590

Every penny of which goes towards the maintenance and repair of our beautiful church.

Father Christmas is visiting Thornton today!!


Arriving at the Reservoir Inn around 10am, touring the village on Colin’s steam engine visiting Highfields, Main Street, top and bottom, before arriving at the Community Centre for a day in his Grotto seeing little people.

Craft fayre opens at 10am. Lots to do and see including making Christmas decorations. See you there!

The annual Christmas Craft Fayre is this Saturday from 10 to 2.30pm at Thornton Community Centre LE67 1AH

Father Christmas will be in attendance from about 10.30 in his grotto with a sack of small gifts. (cost to visit him is £1).

Excitingly, he will arrive by Steam Traction engine! He will board the engine at the Reservoir Inn around 10 am and make his way through the village via Highfields and Main Street all the way to the Stanton end of the village before coming back and arriving at the Community Centre at 10.30am.

What’s on offer? Lots of craft stalls, a children’s activity table making Christmas decorations, cake stall, raffle and tombola stalls, food and drinks from our cafe and of course Martin’s quiz.

There is a small entrance charge of 50p per adult. Hand sanitiser will be available. Masks welcome.

If you are able to come we really would appreciate your support please.

Please spread the word far and wide about this lovely, happy village event.

Thank you.