Working Party – St Peter’s Church – 14th Jan

Happy New year to you all.

We have 60  metres of hedging to plant before March so I’d like to have a working party to try to plant at least 30 metres this coming Saturday 14th January from 10 until 12 noon.

Even if you make it for a short time that would be great. 

Bring any tools you think would be useful – spade, trowel for example and especially stout gardening gloves and a drink.

If you don’t fancy planting, there are several graves that need a good tidy, branches to collect up, etc.

Hope some of you can make it and the weather works for us.

Shirley G (Churchwarden)

Nosh & Natter

The Nosh & Natter luncheon is back after a 2 year break due to Covid ‘lockdowns’.

This group was originally created four years ago for retired and semi retired ladies who live in Thornton to get together once a month over lunch.

It has been decided that for the new year all lunches will be held at the Bricklayers Arms, but instead of midday on a Wednesday as before, it will be at a later time, and the day of the month may vary to allow for more accessibility.

The first luncheon of the new year will be at the Bricklayers Arms, Thornton on Thursday 26th January at 1.30pm.

If you would like to come then please email – at least a week before the date so that we can confirm the booking and numbers with Anna & Nic.

Thornton Churchyard ~ Restricted access

There will be restricted access through the churchyard via the Lychgate all day on Wednesday 4th January from 8am to allow the felling of another diseased beech tree.

To access the reservoir please use the footpath through the recreation ground, the path by the side of the school, or via Reservoir Road.

I am really sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Shirley Garlick (Church warden)

Clear Out Sale

The Friends of St Peter’s fundraising group is holding a ‘Clear Out Sale’

25th February from 11 am until 2 pm Thornton Community Centre.

Come and make some money selling those bits and pieces you once loved but now need new homes, or gifts for which you have no further need.

Please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

To book a table, (6 foot for £5) contact Shirley via email or phone 01530 230422 

Christmas Tree Festival  – The Results!

14 beautiful and artistic trees were entered and over 200 people visited the Festival, with 185 votes cast.

Children and Family category winner:

Colours of Candy Canes  by  Class 2, Thornton Primary School

Adult category winner:

The Glory of the Lord Shone Down  by  Markfield Methodists

Most Ingeniuos/Original Tree category winner:

Mistletoe  by  Friends of St Peter’s

£249.13 was raised through your generosity for the maintenance and upkeep of our lovely church. 

Thank you to everyone who helped and supported us in any way.  Thank you.

Thornton Teas with a Twist – 3T’s

Wednesday afternoon teas.
Wednesday 14 December 2 to 4 pm
Entertainment by the String Quartet, playing Christmas music.
A treat not to miss.
Hope you will be able to join us this Wednesday at Thornton Community Centre for a cuppa, cake, a warm and time to chat.
Our special guests for this Christmassy 3Ts will be the String Quartet playing Christmas songs and Carols.
All the usual activities will be available – Jigsaws, and board games, books, and the jigsaw ‘library’. And, of course, a small play area for young families.
Do join us if you can, even if it’s only for a short while – everyone is welcome. Drop in at any time.

January to March dates available soon but will be the second and fourth Wednesdays in each month.
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
Look forward to seeing you.