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

July has flown by. At the beginning of the month I had a lovely holiday in the Isles of Scilly with some of my family. The weather was wonderful and the Islands are so beautiful and peaceful, with white sandy beaches and lots of flora and birds. Although only a few 100 residents live on the Islands there are two Methodist Chapels, an Anglican Church and a Roman Catholic Church. The Methodist Chapel Hall on the main Island of St. Mary’s is the place where most entertainment takes place. It is used nightly for slide shows, talks and musical entertainment. The other Chapel is on Briar. On a previous visit we saw in the Visitors Book that Isobel and Michael King had visited there. I will be away again at the beginning of August and will miss the Baptism of Nathan Lawrenson on the 6th. I hope that a good number of our congregation will be able to attend and welcome him into our Christian family. On 13th August Jessica (Stanley) and Rob Banner are celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary with a blessing at Chapel.

Because of holiday commitments we have decided not to hold the monthly lunch during August. The next one will be on Monday 4th September. The cost is still £5 for two courses. If you would like to come, please let me know for catering purposes. We would love to see you and hope you can make it.

I know that some of you have not been so well lately. You are always in my prayers. We pray at our Wednesday prayers for Churches Together in Hornton, our Circuit, congregations and ministers. We also pray for those known to us that are not so well or finding life difficult. Please pray with us, we begin at 8 am for about 10 minutes finishing with the Lords Prayer.

You will be pleased to know that the Midnight Walk for Katharine House Hospice has raised £60,000 so far. My sponsorship reached £250. Thank you everyone for your support .

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.

The Parish Church is happy for us to continue with alternating services. Lindy Bridgeman has been leading the village service in the Church on the 4th Sunday using different themes. Last Sunday we celebrated village life. Horley joined us and brought their Organist David Kyle. Needless to say we had a lovely and memorable service. The music and singing was brilliant.

Next Sunday’s service is at Chapel with Holy Communion led by Rev. Chris Eddy – hope to see you there.

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.