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

May is nearly over and June is fast approaching. Time goes by so quickly and every day is Gods gift to us. We are so lucky to live in such beautiful and tranquil surroundings. We count our blessings and give thanks to God that we don’t live in war torn countries or where there is water and food shortages. This week evil has been at work in Manchester. It’s hard to understand why people have such hatred in their hearts to blow themselves up and kill or injure innocent people around them. Our prayers are with all the families who have lost loved ones and those who are suffering because of the bomber and also with the emergency services, doctors and nurses who have to deal with such shocking situations.

I am pleased to report that May Day celebrations were once again a great success for the village. The Chapel was used for teas and did a brisk trade. There was also an Exhibition of Hornton Artists work. The History Groups display cabinet was installed displaying ‘Families in Focus’, the first family being the Burdens. This will be changed to different Hornton families every few months. David and Judith had a book stall outside, and in all, over £800 was raised for much needed Chapel funds. Thank you everyone who helped in any way. Unfortunately the main drain became blocked during the afternoon and began to overflow in the car park. Bourton Drains came out later in the week and unblocked it, but it was a bigger job than expected. The bill was over £400. However we have been able to claim more than £300 back from our Insurance.

Knit and Natter has now finished for the summer. We will resume again at the end of September. We have knitted quite a few knee rugs for the elderly and will be donating them to a Home for the elderly shortly.

Every Wednesday at 8 am, for about 10 minutes we meet in the new meeting room for prayers. Come and join us if you can, or join in by saying the Lords Prayer.

Don’t forget to call in for Coffee, Cake & a Chat every Friday from 10.30am, and you can borrow a book from the lending library in the foyer at any time. Also our next monthly Monday lunch is on June 5th.

June 8th is the General Election and the Chapel will be used as a Polling station once again.

Circuit Steward, Janet Jones came last Sunday to discuss the circuit with us. It appears that there are not enough volunteers to take office in some of the Chapels in the circuit and she suggested that people from other Chapels volunteer to fill the places. She took notes on how we operate in Hornton.

We are continuing with alternating services with the Church at the moment, but this will be reviewed at the next Church Council meeting. There are not enough preachers in the circuit to fill the appointments and Rev. Victoria Brevitt is unwell and unable to take any services in the near future. You will notice on the plan that Grimsbury are now holding their service on Tuesdays at 11am. After the service they have lunch provided by Reg’s Café for £6. One way of helping the preacher situation by thinking outside of the box!

Please continue to pray for our Churches Together here in Hornton, our congregations and leaders. Please pray for the congregations and chapels in our circuit and remember in your prayers all those who are not so well or who are finding life difficult and the family and friends who give their loving care and support.

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

Bringing Hornton Methodist Chapel into the 21st Century.


Browse the various clubs and events of Hornton below.

Hornton News

Read the latest news from Hornton, updated weekly.
The Hornton news column is also published in the Banbury Guardian, each word printed helps to raise money for village funds.


Hornton Calendar

What's going on in Hornton? Keep up to date with village life with our interactive calendar.

Parish Council

List of Hornton parish councillors and their responsibilities plus minutes of parish council meetings.

Hornton Pavilion

Hornton Pavilion is a great flexible events venue. Hiring this venue is inclusive of the kitchen facilities, glasses, crockery, cutlery and all for just £10 per hour.


St.John's Church

The building dates from the late 12C. The nave and north aisle, the Norman pillars and the cylindrical font have survived from this period.

Hornton Methodist Church

Both church and village are built from the same golden Hornton stone - ironstone - which was once quarried locally and is now quarried at Edge Hill.

The Gossip

Hornton's Quarterly Newsletter.
Available to read online in PDF format.

Hornton School

Hornton Primary School is positioned at the heart of local community, whilst having strong links with The Warriner School. This allows access to a great range of facilities, specialist teachers and curriculum resources. Hornton Primary School PTA.

Hornton History

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