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St Andrew's Church & Thursford Methodist Chapel

St Andrew's Church. You will always find a very warm welcome at our friendly services and we try and make sure that those who live in Thursford and the surrounding villages and visitors to the area are made to feel at home.

We are now holding services generally on the second sunday of the month at a regular time slot of 11.00am.

Up and coming services are being held on:

Sunday 9th February 2020 11.00am Church Warden's Morning Prayer Service
Sunday 8th March 2020 11.00am Eucharist
Sunday 19th April 2020 09.30 am Eucharist
Sunday 10th May 2020 11.00am Eucharist
Sunday 14th June 2020 11.00am Eucharist
Sunday 12th July 2020 11.00amChurch Warden's Morning Prayer Service
Sunday 9th August 2020 11.00am Eucharist
Thursday 17th September 2020 7.00pm Harvest Festival, followed by bring and share supper
Sunday 11th October 2020 11.00am Eucharist

Sunday 1st November 2020 11.00am Eucharist
Friday 25th December 2020 11.00am Christmas Day Eucharist

 

More information is available on ExploreChurches.

We are pleased to announce that the church is now open to visitors throughout the year.

Thursford Methodist Chapel hold services every second Sunday at 6.30 pm.

Summer surprise as St Andrew’s church Thursford receives funding boost

A much-loved Norfolk church is to share in a £290,000 funding payout from the National Churches Trust. 
A £10,000 National Churches Trust Repair Grant will help fund the installation of an accessible toilet at the Grade II* listed St Andrew’s church, Thursford, helping the church to better serve its local community.
Huw Edwards Broadcaster and journalist Huw Edwards, Vice President of The National Churches Trust, said: “The UK's historic churches and chapels are a vital part of our national heritage. But to survive, many need to carry out urgent repairs and install modern facilities. The cost of this work is far beyond what most congregations can pay for themselves.”
“So I’m delighted that the St Andrew’s church, Thursford, is being helped with a £10,000 National Churches Trust Grant. The work to install an accessible toilet will help the church better serve its community.”

The church

The church dates back to the 13th Century but was extensively restored in the late 19th Century and contains some notable Victorian stained glass. This includes the east window designed by Albert Moore and described by Pevsner as "one of the most beautiful of its time in England".

The project
The project will allow the installation of an accessible toilet in the current vestry and a kitchenette, with associated drainage works.

In a joint statement the St Andrew’s Parochial Church Council said:
“We are so grateful to National Churches Trust for their offer of a £10,000 grant, which is a huge contribution towards helping us make the church a community facility as well as a centre for services.”
“We raise money regularly for the fabric of the church through well attended concerts and events, but working in a small community, we can only achieve our objectives with the generosity of organisations like the National Churches Trust.”

Grants to help churches

A total of 48 churches and chapels in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will benefit from the latest grants from the National Churches Trust, the charity supporting church buildings of all Christian denominations across the UK.
Last year, the National Churches Trust helped support 202 projects with grants of £1.2 million. 23 churches and chapels were removed from the Heritage at Risk Register in 2018 with the support of the Trust’s grants.
Churches and chapels open for regular public worship (i.e. more than six services a year) and in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands can apply for a grant from the National Churches Trust.  More details at
www.nationalchurchestrust.org/grants