Hornton Methodist Church

I decided to write to you earlier than usual as no more services are planned this month for our Chapel. Next Sunday there is a Circuit Service at Marlborough Road starting at 10.30am – hope you will be able to come. The following Sunday we will be joining our friends in the Parish Church at 11am. We then begin the new plan with Hazel Stagg leading our service on 2nd June (looking forward to seeing you there).

During the week the school are using the Chapel for their Assembly on Wednesday afternoon and for drumming lessons on Thursday. The meeting room is being used for adult Spanish lessons on Wednesday mornings and Yoga is held every Tuesday evening in the Chapel.

The beginning of May has been very hectic with our May Day celebrations. The Chapel hosted the teas and Art Exhibition. We served a lot of tea and cake during the afternoon and raised £487 for Chapel funds. David was also very busy selling books and bric a brac on the car park and made £184. Donations from the Art Exhibition came to £21and the ‘Made in Hornton’ (Knit & Natter stall) made £50. The Good as New Stall also generously gave us £200 from their takings. The day was a very successful fundraiser for the Chapel. Thank you everyone who helped in any way.

We hold Knit and Natter on Tuesday afternoon from 2pm – 4pm in the smaller room. Please come and join us even if you don’t want to knit or sew you can still join in the natter and we always have a nice cup of tea.

Last Saturday morning we hosted the Circuit prayer meeting. Ten people from around the circuit came together to pray led by John Neil. The next one is planned for 8th June at Marlborough Road.

At our Wednesday prayers at 8am we will be praying especially for friends who are not well and those that look after them also our Churches Together, congregations and community. We will be praying for the wider world and the innocent people who are suffering because of war or natural disasters. We always end with the Lord’s Prayer. Please pray with us at that time if you can.

Don’t forget Coffee, Cake and Chat every Friday from 10.30am – 12 noon. During term time parents and children meet after school on Friday afternoons. I’m not sure if many people come to this but they usually eat most of the cake left from coffee morning.

As I write the next lunch is tomorrow and the menu is Sausage and Mash. Next month’s lunch will be back to the first Monday in the month on Monday June 3rd 2019 - 12.30 for 1pm. It will be a summer menu. Just let me know if you would like to come – we would love to see you.

Lots of people take advantage of the library in the foyer and a bigger bookcase is planned. Also in the foyer there is a collection box for donations to Banbury food bank. Tins and packets are gratefully received (please check the sell by date). We may not have large congregations but our Chapel is used by the whole community.

Bringing Hornton Methodist Chapel into the 21st Century.

Hornton Methodist Church This Month

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Every Tuesday 6.30pm

Event

Yoga in Chapel

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Every Wednesday at 8am

Event

Prayer

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Every Thursday 4.30pm
Methodist Church School Room

Event

Every week after school

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Every Friday 10.30-12.00

Event

Coffee, Cake and Chat

Pennies For Heaven

Did you know that the church can pick up lots of lovely lolly from the taxman if you give them a nudge in the right direction?

If you sign a covenant, promising to give so much – however small – per year, you can Gift Aid the money and the taxman puts an extra amount on top equivalent to the basic rate of income tax.

All you have to so is sign a form and get your bank to pay a standing order. Contact Julie Stanley on 670507 for forms for the Methodist church.

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