A Year’s Journey Through Rutland

A talk by David Wood, High Sheriff of Rutland 2021-22

Wednesday 4th May


Thistleton Church & Community Hub

Main Street, Thistleton LE15 7RE

During his year of office, David set out to visit every village in Rutland.  In this fascinating talk   he will tell us about the experience and what he learned about the county.

   Free event. 

Refreshments available before and after the talk.

Saturday Cafe

We are delighted to announce that Thistleton Church's Saturday Cafe re-opened on Saturday 29th January after a shorter than usual  winter break. 10.30am to 1.00pm every Saturday.  

Hot and cold drinks, homemade soup and cakes.

We look forwarding to welcoming back old friends and meeting new ones.

The Thistleton Heritage Project 
Official Launch
July 17th and 18th 2021 

The Thistleton Heritage Project was officially launched on Saturday 17th July 2021 by HM Lord Lieutenant of Rutland, Dr Sarah Furness. It was a great morning. Hannah Barclay, Chair of the Friends of Thistleton Church opened proceedings by welcoming guests and giving the background to the project. Dr Furness congratulated everyone involved in the project for saving the church from closure, creating a welcoming community facility and encouraging interest in local heritage. Sue Hughes, Heritage Lead, provided an overview of the heritage work to date before inviting everyone to view the displays and enjoy some refreshments. 

Visit by the High Sheriff of Rutland

This year’s High Sheriff of Rutland, David Wood, plans to visit all 52 villages in Rutland during his year of office.  On June 10th it was Thistleton’s turn to welcome him and his wife Jeffy.  

The visit included a walk around the village, a visit to the church and tea with a group of residents. 

It was an occasion enjoyed by all and we received a lovely letter after the visit, which the High Sheriff was happy for us to share on the website.

National Day of Reflection

Tuesday 23rd March 2021 marked the one year anniversary of the first Coronavirus lockdown and was designated as a National Day of Reflection. At Thistleton Church we lit 126 tealights, one for each 1,000 people who had died in the UK within 28 days of a positive Covid test, and observed a one minute silence at 8.00pm.