Category Archives: Thorney Abbey

Please vote for Abbey


Thorney people are being asked to help the Abbey secure a grant of up to £25,000 by voting on the Aviva community fund website.

Monies are awarded according to public votes, so yours might be critical.

To vote, go to:

You will need to register, but this is free and only takes a few minutes.

Money will be used towards the Abbey’s £200,000 appeal to finance internal alterations, including new entrance doors, a gallery, toilets and kitchen.

Quiz night for Abbey funds

Thorney Quiz

Thorney Abbey is staging another quiz night on Friday, November 18 and entries are being taken already.

The quiz is at the former Methodist Church at the crossroads, starting at 7.30pm and teams of six (£30) or eight (£40) are invited.

Price includes supper and quizzers should bring their own drinks and glasses.

Entries to Adrian Tasker on or Jane Crossland on

All profits go to the upkeep of the abbey.

Quiz night fundraiser for Abbey

Thorney Abbey

Thorney Abbey is staging a quiz night at the Bedford Hall on Friday, January 29 (7.30pm start) and is looking for entries from teams of eight.

It is £40 per team to enter and supper (with a vegetarian option) will be available.

Do you recognise this man?

Attempted theft at Thorney Abbey

Do you recognise this man? He and an accomplice entered Thorney Abbey on June 18. They had a good look around, tried to remove the collection box and also tried to move CCTV cameras so their actions would not be recorded.

By adjusting the camera, one of the men provided a very good close up.

Volunteers on the church cleaning rota spotted the collection box had been disturbed and also that one of the CCTV cameras had been moved. Once the film was checked, it became clear this was an attempted theft.

A member of the PCC told Thorney Post there was only a few pounds in the collection box, but theft from churches was sadly becoming more and more common which is why Thorney has a CCTV system covering the whole of the church. “We don’t look at it unless there has been an incident and in this case it quite clearly showed the would-be thief.”

If anyone recognises the man, you can e-mail and we’ll pass names on to the PCC.