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.
Rector: Revd. Canon Julia Lall, Thorndon Rectory, 01379 678064
James Fawcett, 01379 788130
Christine Moore, 01379 783226 (Assistant Warden, Thornham Parva)
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.
Thornham Magna & Parva share two alternating services per month: a Sung Eucharist at 10.30 (or 10.45 when at Magna) on the second Sunday, and an 8.30 BCP Communion on the fourth Sunday. See the church newsletter, notice boards or The Messenger for which Thornham to go to as well as the monthly schedule of all services across the benefice.