About Us

The Cranmer Benefice aims, to know Christ better, and to make Him better known.

St Helena Church in Thoroton forms part of the Cranmer Benefice, which comprises a group of parishes: Scarrington, Orston, Whatton, Hawksworth, Aslockton, and Thoroton. The services at the churches within the group range from traditional to more relaxed, family friendly services.  They are supported by both traditional and contemporary forms of music. From “café church” and Morning Praise to Holy Communion Service. We have a service to suit you. There is also a Group service on the fifth Sunday.

We aim to continue to grow our church community consistent with the leadership of our Bishop Paul William’s initiative of “Growing disciples: Wider, Younger, Deeper”.

Although the Benefice is currently in Interregnum, we are maintaining the diversity of services we have, and are being supported by fabulous Clergy and Readers. You can be assured of a warm and friendly welcome.

Any queries should be directed to our administrator Jade Blaylock on 07526 603 766 our Church Warden Nick Finlay 01949 850912 or Esther Sheardown - 01949 841274 or Rev'd Tim Chambers on 07946 526569.