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Holy Trinity Church


Holy Trinity Church Thurgoland strives to be a lively Christian community. We are committed to Christ's call to make and nurture disciples and to seek to transform the parish of Thurgoland and God's world. We are a friendly and welcoming parish church, committed to serving God and our local community.

Our vicar is Rev Canon Keith Hale (tel. 01226 744140) or e mail :

In addition to what is shown below we hold a number of special services to commemorate or celebrate different events during the year.  If you would like to enquire about holding a wedding, baptism or funeral at Holy Trinity church please contact Keith.


Our range of services cater for all ages mixing traditional patterns of worship with bible based sermons and a lively informal atmosphere. Our welcome to all is particularly warm and we invite everyone to stay for a while after the service for  refreshments  and to socialise.

Sunday morning  services are at 11am each week( except when there is a fifth Sunday )

There is a Sunday school run each week during the service for children of any age

There are a range of services offered through the month

1st  Sunday Morning Praise with one of our Lay Ministers, Ricardo or Michael

2nd Sunday Holy Communion with Rev Keith

3rd Sunday  Morning Praise with Michael, our Worship Leader

4th Sunday All Age Holy Communion

5th Sunday United Benefice service 1030 am at any one of the Benefice Churches

Midweek Communion is on the 3rd Monday each month at 2pm led by Rev Keith.  

Something for All

There are lots of groups which meet during the week for fellowship and spiritual growth.

For more details see the church notice board or contact a member of the ministry team

Lost for Words a CPAS course to develop our confidence speaking about our faith (contact Sue 0114 2888501)

Monthly Coffee mornings (venue changes each month)

Ladies Time Out Group meets twice a month both during the day and evenings.The monthly day time meetings are on the first Thursday of each month.

Mothers Union meets 1st Tuesday  each month at 7pm in Church

The Beacon meetings are on the 2nd and 4th  Thursdays each month  in church and are an oportunity to chat make new friends  (See below for more details) 

Sewing Project Group which  meets fortnightly at members houses and we always welcome new people however much or little sewing experience they have .  We are working together as a group on various projects  including joy bags (for friends in hospital) and quits for babies at Amecet Orphanage in Uganda.  Contact Carole 2882281or Joan  2883476 for more details

There are also lots of seasonal events which we are involved in from Christmas to Summer fairs and Harvest Festival weekends.


Our ministry team is headed by Keith, who is vicar to the Benefice of Wortley, Tankersley, Pilley and Thurgoland.  In the parish of Thurgoland, he is assisted by Ricardo our lay reader, Julie our pastoral worker and Michael our worship leader. 

For contact details of our ministry team at Holy Trinity, click here

The Vine is a monthly magazine for all the churches in our benefice with information about upcoming events as well as local news and information from the diocese .

Community Action Group

This is a subroup of the PCC whose remit is to engage with the community in new and different ways.  It has developed several projects including

Community Cafe at The Beacon

second Thursday each month.

10am til 1pm in church

The Beacon is held at Holy Trinity Church every second Thursday each month from 10am til 1pm with refreshments and friendship on offer, alongside free information and advice, a Community Library provided by Barnsley Library service, a knitting group, Fairtrade and greetings card stalls, and second hand books and jigsaw exchange, craft activities, games (eg draughts, dominos, cards) and a quiet space for prayer and reflection.

The Beacon is expanding its internet advice service with volunteer advisers who are able to offer help with using computers, filling out internet based claim forms (for example for benefits and Westfield claims, also bus pass renewals) - in fact anything which you might need the internet for, the Beacon will endeavour to help you with. 

There is no charge for any services on offer
Everyone is very welcome and if you would like a lift to get there and back please contact Sue Heyes on 0114 288 8501

Do come and join us

Singing 4 Fun at the Beacon

4th Thursday each month

1030 - 1200 in church

This is a new group which is starting for anyone who enjoys singing.               

It will be a monthly session meeting on the 4thThursday each month in church at 1030. We will be singing your old favorite songs which you can choose. It will be followed by refreshments and is a dementia friendly activity.

Transport available.  Contact: 07876450519

Village Walks

Second Saturday each month

10am start at the village hall

Usually 4 to 6 miles

Next walks : . Saturday 12 March at  10am at the village hall

All welcome

Contact: 0114 2838972

Thurgoland Community Choir

Wednesday evenings at 730pm

Currently (starting 24 Feb 2016) rehearsing at Crane Moor Chapel

The choir has about 50 members and  rehearses with musical director Dan Timmins  practicing a variety of repertoire in parts and unison.  It regularly sings at Community events and performances.  

The aim of the choir is to bring members of the community together who enjoy singing in a friendly and welcoming environment..

No audition necessary, cost is £2 per rehearsal. Come along and join us for  a couple of rehearsals to see if you enjoy it. 

Have your say

This has been an opportunity to think and pray about the future direction of our church, its role in our community and contribute to the visions for the church over the next few years.

We would welcome any thoughts and ideas about the feedback .


This Church was built in 1871 on the site of an 1842 building. The architect was George Edmund Street, who designed the Law Courts in The Strand, in London. It has the original Street font and pulpit and a Wordsworth & Maskell pipe organ from 1881 which was refurbished in 2007.

The Lady Chapel was reordered in the late 1930s, in 199 a major restoration project replaced the roof of the nave and some pews were replaced in 2009.

For more information please visit a Church near You website.