The Thornhams each have a beautiful parish church: St. Mary Magdalene Thornham Magna and St. Mary Thornham Parva form part of the South Hartismere benefice which includes Mellis, Gislingham, Yaxley, Stoke Ash with Thwaite, Thorndon, and Wetheringsett cum Brockford as well as the Thornhams. The staff are currently as follows:
Priest-in-Charge: Revd. Julia Lall, Thorndon Rectory, 01379 678064
Assisitant Curate (part time): Reverend Eleanor Goodison, 07437 406997
Thornham Magna: Julia Henniker, 01379 783336 & James Fawcett, 01379 788130
Thornham Parva: Martin Kay, 01379 783531 & Christine Moore, 01379 783226
Thornham Magna church is actively supported by The Friends of St Mary Magdalene, chair: Lorna Polke, 01379 678409, membership secretary: Jennifer Vaudrey, 01379 783761.
The Clergy are the first point of contact regarding weddings, baptisms and funerals.
The current monthly pattern of services is:
Ist Sunday: Thornham Parva 8.30am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
2nd Sunday: Thornham Magna 10.45am Sung Eucharist
3rd Sunday: Thornham Parva 10.30am Sung Eucharist
4th Sunday: Thornham Magna 8.30am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer).