Bishop Thornton, Warsill and Shaw Mills

Bishop Thornton

Barbara Rickards

01423 771475

Magazine: please can you submit items for the March edition of the parish magazine by Monday, February 18, to JA Gant, Meadow View, Colber Lane Bishop Thornton telephone or Fax to 01423 772617 or 07503151503, email

Discussion Group: do you have an enquiring mind and want to have a Glimpse of God? If so you may like to join the discussion group for Lent On February 20 from 7.30-9pm at High Mistels, 5 High View Burn Yates (01423-771683) The God who hears our cry will be the discussion that evening.

Web Site: if you interested in your parish and want to know what your parish council is talking about at the meetings to help the parish then why not go to their website to find out at The minutes will not be put on the website until they are signed at the next meeting.

Church Services: St John’s CE Bishop Thornton February 17 - 10am Family Services, Friday, February 22 - 7.30pm Taize Services Ripley Church. If you need to contact the church please ring church wardens Mrs M Davis, Bishop Thornton, telephone 01423 770172 or Mr M Gratton, Bishop Thornton telephone 01765 620283.

St Joseph’s Catholic Church Bishop: Saturday Vigil Mass 6pm. Sunday Mass 10am. Weekday Masses 9.30am Parish Priest Fr Barrie Cummins 01423 770036.

School News: Bishop Thornton CE School Class One children enjoyed the visit to Harlow Carr Gardens searching for mini bugs in their habitats. This is part of their awareness on green issues. Class Two pupils with Miss Chapman took part in a Day of Art which on the theme of the environment.

Starting School: if you know a child who was born between September 2008 and August 31 2009 please note they are due to start school between 2013 and August 2014. Prospective parents are invited to contact Mr Stockdale at St Joseph’s Catholic School for a visit or a prospectus. More information on Bishop Thornton CE School telephone 01423 770185 or email for their prospectus or a visit.