THORNBOROUGH is the largest of the five villages
in the benefice, with approximately 700
inhabitants. It is an inclusive, proactive and
adventurous village with a thriving base of young
families, organisations and clubs.
The Two Brewers is a popular village pub in the
centre of the village. Several organisations meet
there, as well as the pub hosting quiz nights and
other fundraisers. Details are available on the
Thornborough Parish Council website.
St Mary’s Church is a 12th century grade 2 star listed
building with Saxon origins. In the past five years
£50,000 has been raised through fun and community
events to restore the Chancel roof. This showed the
support of the village for their church. A grant was
received from the listed places of worship scheme to
help with funding this work, which has been
completed, so that the chancel is back in use. Other
work has also been carried out recently to replace the
roof of the North Aisle. More work is also required on
the stonework of the tower, to comply with the
requirements of the last quinquennial. This will be carried out within the next eighteen months.
As shown in the table of services on page 6 we hold
two regular services a month together with several
Songs of Praise during the year. A thriving Messy
Church has been established, in conjunction with
the Methodist Chapel, and weekly involvement with
the infant school (4 to 7-year olds) which is situated
next door to the Church. There is also a Pre-school
currently run from the sports pavilion. Once a
month we hold a porch sale of jams and cakes and
serve coffee as both outreach and fundraising