On our website you will find all sorts of interesting information about the village of Thurlby and the hamlet of Northorpe. Over time, as new houses have been built, these have joined together as one village
There is information on its history and its people.
The website is very much a work in progress, I hope you enjoy your visit.
WHAT IS HAPPENING AT OUR PARISH CHURCH.
Sadly in November 2014 our parish church of St Firmin became the victim of lead thieves. They stripped the south side and over half the North side of the chancel roof and all of the south transept roof. There was also damage to the south aisle and the south chapel roofs.
We are in the process of dealing with this very distressing act. Unfortunately it is not a quick process as there are a lot of different organisations that have to agree to the repairs.
We hope that we will be able to complete all the work before April 30th, as Natural England have set that date as the church doubles as a bat roost. However it is going to be a very tight schedule as we have to await planning permission from SKDC. English Heritage have given us permission to replace the lead with terne coated steel as this material, whilst doing the same job as the lead, is of little interest to thieves. In other parishes where there has been lead theft it has been found that the thieves are likely to return within six months, we have been recommended to install a roof alarm. Our church also needs rewiring even more urgently now as water from the damaged roof has got into the electrical system.
As you will appreciate all of this work will need a huge amount of money which has to be raised urgently. Any help or ideas to raise money would be very much appreciated by the PCC, and please do support any events that are held to raise the money.
Janet and Mary