Open Streets Art Market

On Sunday 28 May the Open Streets is taking place, from 1pm-4pm. There will be activities for the general public happening in/around Town Hall Square, Green Dragon Square and Market Place.

The May event has an art theme and there is a call for artists to get in touch if they would like to display and sell their art at Leicester Market on the day. There are a number of artist places still available. To express interest, please contact the organiser (Travaz):

Thornton Tea with a Twist – 3 x T’s

New dates for the next 6 months

When: – 2pm – 4pm Wednesday afternoon

Where: – Thornton Community Centre

Who: – Everyone welcome

Dates: –

10th & 24th May

14th & 28th June  

12th & 26th July

9th & 23rd August

13th & 27th September

Please contact

Shirley Garlick 01530 230422


for more information

or if you have a couple of hours

to spare to help out.

St Peter’s, Thornton – Churchyard Working Party

Hello lovely people

There is a churchyard working party this Saturday (29th) 10 until 12 noon.

Working party – Copyright gillatphotography

It would be great if you could join us.

One of the jobs is to split up some of the snowdrops and plant.

All the usual jobs too.

Just bring any tools you would like to use, some stout gloves and a drink.

Do hope some of you can join us.

Love to you all

Shirley xx

Coronation of King Charles III – Ring for the King

St Peter’s Church, Thornton has 12 bell ringers and they will be ringing the bells on the morning of the Coronation at Thornton, Markfield, Copt Oak and Ibstock.

St Peter’s – Thornton – 9.15am to 10am

St Michael’s and All Angels – Markfield – 10.15am to 10.45am

St Peter’s – Copt Oak – 11am to 11.30am

St Denys – Ibstock – 12noon to 12.30pm

St George’s Day Celebration

To celebrate St. Georges day this year, Friends of St Peter’s church organised an Open Evening on Monday 24th of April at St Peter’s Church, Thornton, followed by a Pie Night at the Bricklayers Arms.

The church was open between 6pm and 7.15pm for members of the public to watch the Bell Ringers rise and fall and ring various methods on the church bells.

Over 20 people turned up on the night to listen and watch, and some participated by way of chiming or ringing a bell.

St Peter’s Church – Bell ringing – copyright Gillatphotography

The evening continued with 49 villagers and bell ringers filling the Bricklayers Arms for an evening meal – delicious pies of all types to suit everyone – followed by a ‘singalong’ to old favourites, Land of Hope and Glory, Jerusalem etc., ending with a rousing rendition of God Save the King.

Thank you to landlords Paul & Becky for opening the pub especially for us, for decorating it with flags and bunting, and entering into the spirit of the evening providing the music on screen and the song sheets.

There was the obligatory raffle – which raised £95 and Paul & Becky donated £144.55 from the cost of the meals – making a total raised for FOSP of £239.55

A very good night was had by all.

Thanks to Eric Roberts (Tower Captain, St Peter’s Church) for organising the evening.

Thornton Tea with a Twist

Is back at the Community Centre at 2pm Wednesday 26th April.

Work on the Centre’s toilets has been completed until phase two in August.

Please come along for a cuppa, cake and a chat.

Everyone is welcome.

Shirley Garlick