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 

Little Angels is back! – Friendly group for babes, toddlers and preschoolers

Little Angels is back after the summer break and we can’t wait to see how the little ones have grown!  A session of play, songs and story. Bring your youngster and enjoy the company of other mums/ grandparents/carers. All are very welcome and there is no charge. At St Peter’s Church on Thursday (1st) from 2-3pm.    We meet monthly during term times and there is no charge. Why not give it a try?
Hopefully see you there! 
Lis and Helen

‘Thornton Tea with a Twist’ – a new regular social event for the village

Following on from the success of the jubilee teas, a group of villagers have organised a series of afternoons over the next few months. We have called it ‘Thornton Tea with a Twist ‘ (or the Three Ts!) and it is a free afternoon for anyone from the village to drop in for a cuppa and chat. Open to all ages there will refreshments with games available as well for those who wish, and a book swap. There will be children’s toys too. It will be on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 2-4pm at the Community Centre – the first one is on 14th September. Whether you come on your own or with a friend, this is an excellent way to spend an afternoon and meet fellow villagers. Hope to meet some of you there!


This Sunday 1-6pm. The weather forecast is good and the gardens are looking stunning. All set for a lovely afternoon.
if you would like to plan your visit ahead, the programmes are already on sale from the Shop and the Nurseries. They will also be available tomorrow from The Brickies (and during the event from the Community Centre, Church, Brickies and participating gardens).
There may be a tennis final going on, of course, but if that threatens to distract you, you can always pick up a programme in advance and plan your visit – do some gardens before the match and some afterwards (that’s the beauty of living in the village concerned)!
And don’t forget the cream teas at the Community centre….mmmm……..

Jubilee Trail at St Peter’s, Thornton

    Open Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th June

Two activities based around the churchyard – one for pre school and one for older children.

Paper provided – please bring pens.

Completed answers will be collected at the Church lychgate on Monday 6th June 3.30- 4.30.

Prizes to be awarded

Easter Trail

Don’t forget the Easter Egg Trail in St Peter’s churchyard from tomorrow until Easter Sunday.

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.

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.