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


Next month J22 Benefice will be launching our new ‘J22 Community Worship Service’, a fresh and interactive modern service in Markfield, Thornton and Stanton under Bardon.
If you are a musician, then get in touch as we look forward to growing the band over the coming months! Contact Revd Andrew on 01530 249746 or

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Circular Benefice Walk

Saturday, 11th September

If you enjoy walking, why not join us on Saturday, 11th September on a Parish walk of about 8 miles and lots of stiles through beautiful countryside visiting some of our local churches: St Peter’s in Thornton, St Michaels in Markfield, St Marys’ in Stanton, the Quiet Garden at the site of Holy Rood, Bagworth, and Cross Hills Baptist Church.

The walk starts at the Lych-gate at St Peter’s Church in Thornton (LE67 1AA) and heads to Markfield following the Leicestershire Round through Brown’s Wood.  From here our path takes us to Stanton, and then onto Bagworth, and finally back to Thornton through the new woodlands.

We will leave Thornton at 11 am.  You will need to bring drinks and a packed lunch.  Footwear suitable for walking is necessary. If you would like more information or you would like to take part,  please contact William & Shirley on 01530 230422


It’s very upsetting when  monuments in the churchyard for village people who have died are damaged. Sadly this is what has happened this evening, 26th July in St Peter’s churchyard around  6 to 6.30 pm.

A youth seemingly took pot shots at some of the monuments on the south side of the public footpath by throwing granite rocks at them. The top of one monument, an urn dedicated to Arthur Hurd, has been broken into several pieces, and another dedicated to Thomas and Lucy Ellen Smith is slightly damaged.  

If any one has any information or CCTV footage please contact or Leicestershire police, incident number 51826721