In March, Thornton Church is celebrating its 30th (Pearl) anniversary in the current building. Preparations for a weekend of celebration are going well. Activities and displays are being prepared, including a birthday cake competition (we hope to eat the winner!) and flower festival.
We have also been gathering old photos and information about the previous building and this one, and memories of our past and present members, to make a display telling our story.
It's an opportunity for outreach, as we write to people who have been married or baptised at the church to invite them along, and we have made contact with people we haven’t seen for a while. Many envelopes were addressed by a working party after Sunday worship on 31 January, and we have contributed hugely to the profits of the Royal Mail!