St Helena’s is a very friendly and active church and we welcome visitors to join us for our special events.
Thursday 13th December 7:00pm
Please join us for this lovely annual event with traditional carols and lessons, then join us to enjoy mulled wine, mince pies and stollen cake. What better way to start your Christmas festivities!
Mrs. Palmer’s Christmas Coffee Morning
Saturday 24th November 10:00am to 12:00pm
Margaret Palmer will be hosting a coffee morning to raise money for the church. Entrance will be £2 and includes coffee and biscuits. There will also be a Tombola/Gift Stall/Home Produce. All are welcome to share the Christmas cheer.
Location: ‘Church Cottage’, Church Lane, Thoroton
Sunday 14th October 3:00pm
Join us for our annual Harvest Service at the church followed by a lovely afternoon tea. All are welcome for this traditional celebration.
Open Churches Weekend
Saturday 21st July 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thoroton Church will be open to take part in Open Churches Weekend. Do come and visit and enjoy looking around a lovely country church in beautiful surroundings. Refreshments available. (Toilet in Church).
Bell Ringing Info Day
Saturday 14th July 10:30am to 3:30pm
Thoroton Church will be open for a Bell Ringing Information Day as part of our ongoing Heritage Lottery projects. More information to follow but make it a date for your diary!
Thoroton Village Fete
Saturday 7th July 2.00pm
Free Entry, cream teas\delicious cakes\tombola\ cake & produce stall\raffle\games\country dancing display\ children’s art display in the church (Archbishop Cranmer Primary Academy)…and much more!
Everyone Welcome, do join us for a lovely, traditional county fete in a beautiful garden setting. All proceeds are to St. Helena’s Church, Thoroton.
Location: Manor Farm House, Church Lane, Thoroton, NG13 9DS
Christmas Coffee Morning 2017
Margaret Palmer will be hosting a coffee morning on Saturday 25th November 2017, 10am to 12 noon. Entrance will be £2 and includes coffee and biscuits. There will also be a Tombola/Gift Stall/Home Produce.
All proceeds are to St. Helena’s Church, Thoroton.
Location: ‘Church Cottage’, Church Lane, Thoroton
Graveyard Memorial Recording Day
Saturday 4th November 2017, 11:30am-3:00pm at St Helena’s Church.
Join our archaeologist for a drop in workshop as we start recording memorial inscriptions around the churchyard.
Light lunch of soup, roll, tea and cake for all volunteers!
Thanks to everyone who has helped so far with the graveyard recording project, as we have now been able produce an accurate plan of all the graves. Each has been given a number from 1-102 and we will now be moving on to recording the inscription on each memorial to help us record those who are buried here.
No experience is necessary, and new volunteers are warmly welcomed. There is no need to book so just turn up.
Nottinghamshire Archives Workshop
Tuesday 1st August 2017 1-4pm at the Nottinghamshire Archives
A rare opportunity to visit the county’s archives and view historic documents and materials relating to Thoroton and its church. An archivist will also be on hand to help interpret the documents and will provide advice on how to search the collections and how to go about locating particular information.
This workshop is open to anyone with an interest in finding out more about Thoroton and its history. It will also form part of our research to help design new displays and trails for the church. Places are limited so booking is essential. Please reserve your place with our activities coordinator Ian Marshman on 01529 461499 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Church Open Weekend 2017
Join us as we take part in the Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham Church Open Weekend and celebrate the Festival of Archaeology this Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd July, 10 am to 5pm each day.
Saturday 22nd July 2017 – Graveyard Recording Drop-In
Come and try your hand at graveyard recording at St Helena’s Church. No experience is necessary and our archaeologist will be on hand to provide training and show you what to look for. You can also take a tour of our historic church and find out more about our ongoing restoration project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Light refreshments will also be available throughout the day from our newly installed servery.
Sunday 23rd July 2017 – Discover Our Medieval Graffiti
Explore St Helena’s newly discovered medeival graffiti with volunteers from the Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Medieval Graffiti Survey. Borrow a torch and hunt for ancient names, witch marks, and even depictions of medieval deer. You can also take a tour of our historic church and find out more about our ongoing restoration project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Light refreshments will also be available throughout the day from our newly installed servery.
Graveyard Recording Training Day
Friday 14th July 2017, 10am-3pm
Join our archaeologists for a hands-on workshop as we get started on our project to record the churchyard and its monuments. By taking part you will help to record the history of Thoroton and uncover stories of its past residents.
No experience is necessary but booking is essential, so please contact our activities coordinator Ian Marshman on 01529 461499 or email email@example.com
Heritage Open Evening
Monday 3rd July 2017 from 7:00pm
Join us for an evening of wine and nibbles at St Helena’s Church. You will be able to see the recently completed restoration work and explore our newly installed facilities.
You can also find out more about the exciting
opportunities to explore the village’s history as part of our heritage project. This will include graveyard recording training, visits to the archives, local history research and designing new guides and trails for visitors.