Hornton Methodist Church

This month:

Coffee, Cake and Chat Every Friday from 10.30 - 12.00
Yoga in the Methodist Chapel Every Tuesday 6.30pm
Prayer Every Wednesday morning at 8am in the Methodist Church
Thursday Club meets every week after school Every Thursday at 4.30pm in the Methodist Church School Room
Coffee Morning. Every Friday morning at 10.30am

A lot has happened since the last newsletter. Sadly our dear friend Jean Puddle passed away. She was a lifelong member of our chapel. Throughout the years she shared the gift of music with us with her beautiful singing voice as choir mistress, forming special choirs for Songs of Praise and other singing events. Also for many years she played the organ for the services. She was always there at the Organ for whatever occasion. We loved her and will miss her. The funeral Thanksgiving Service has been arranged for Wednesday 4th April at 12.30pm at the Chapel and will be led by Rev. Rob Anning with refreshments afterwards at the Pavilion.

Sadly Rita Pardoe also passed away in February and her funeral service was held last week at Balscote Church. She also had the gift of music and played wherever needed in local Chapels and Churches.

On a brighter note – Congratulations to Pam and Don Wain on the safe arrival of their great grandson Jude who was born 3½ weeks early but still a bouncing 6lb 1oz.

Women’s World Day of Prayer was cancelled due to the snowy weather and could not be rearranged. I have sent a cheque for £25 on your behalf to the fund. Next year Hornton will be hosting the service and there are talks that it may take place in the afternoon but this has to be confirmed.

Palm Sunday service in the Church and Chapel along with donkey was a lovely occasion and the Chapel was quite full. It was lovely to see Stan and Wendy in the congregation again. After the service several of us joined the Pilgrimage around the benefice. Ann H and I walked to Horley Church where prayers were said and a stone from Hornton placed on the altar. We had lunch of soup and sandwiches at the Red Lion and then walked on to Wroxton Church for prayers and a stone from Horley was placed on the altar. We left the dwindling group before Balscote and the sun shone all the way. It was a very pleasant time. Easter services continue with Stations of the cross on Tuesday at 6pm in the Church. Good Friday Service will take place at 6.30pm in the Chapel and we will be joining our friends at Church for Easter Sunday.

Rev. Lin Francis has sent us Easter greeting. Her card reads ‘To everyone at Hornton Chapel, HAPPY EASTER, God Bless you at Easter with love from Lin and Geoff Francis’. Please continue to pray for her speedy recovery.

Also pray for the ministry of Rev. Steven Swann who is joining the Circuit early and his welcome service will be held at Hinton on April 21st commencing at 4pm.

Every Wednesday we pray for our churches Together, the benefice and circuit, those in need and the wider world. We are also praying for the recently bereaved families of Jean Puddle, Rita Pardoe and the Harwoods. Sadly Irene’s mother passed away after a long illness. Please remember them in your prayers.

The next monthly lunch is on Monday April 9th due to the bank holiday. If you would like to come, please let me know for catering purposes Tel: 670507. We would love to see you. Also don’t forget Coffee, Cake and Chat every Friday from 10.30am – 12 noon.

Looking forward to seeing you soon.

God Bless

Jean Burden and Julie Stanley did the flowers on the cross at the chapel.

Bringing Hornton Methodist Chapel into the 21st Century.


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Hornton Calendar

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Parish Council

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Hornton Pavilion

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St.John's Church

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Hornton Methodist Church

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The Gossip

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Available to read online in PDF format.

Hornton School

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Hornton History

Started in 2007 and now meeting on the second Thursday of the month in The Dun Cow.