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:

Rector: Revd. Canon Julia Lall, Thorndon Rectory, 01379 678064
Thornham Magna: James Fawcett, 01379 788130 & Julia Henniker, 01379 783336
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 309141‬, 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:

2nd Sunday: Sung Eucharist 10.45am Thornham Magna
3rd Sunday: Sung Eucharist 10.30am Thornham Parva
4th Sunday: Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer) 8.30am, alternates between Parva and Magna.

See church notice boards or The Messenger for the monthly schedule of services across the benefice.


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