ST MICHAEL AND ALL ANGELS’ CHURCH, THORNTON is a redundant Anglican church under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building. The church is in the grounds of Thornton College (an independent Catholic girls’ school).
Worship in Thornton
A small number of services are held in Thornton church each year. There are always services to mark Harvest and Christmas which are well attended by Thornton residents. There is often a BCP communion service – held on one Sunday in the summer when Nash has an Evensong. The collections (after expenses) are sent to the Churches Conservation Trust.
Thornton is a hamlet with about 35 residences. The Parish Clerk holds an annual village parish meeting in Thornton College. Each year there is a school fete held in their grounds which attracts people from a large area around. An annual get-together for villagers in the form of a “bring and share” social evening is held in the summer and around New Year at someone’s home by their kind invitation. There is also a Book Club which is open to non-residents of Thornton.