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

Here we are almost at the end of November and Christmas is almost here. Our special Churches Together Christmas events have been arranged. The very popular Christmas lunch is on Monday next. If you would like to come please let me know asap for catering purposes. Before that the Church are hopefully holding their Christmas Fayre in the Church at 6pm on Saturday 1st December. They have been assured that the church will be useable by then but if not it will be held in the Pavilion. This Sunday is the first in advent. Our service will be led by Ross Adkins at 11am and the Chapel will be decorated for Christmas. Sunday 9th December there will be the Christingle service in the church at 6pm. (We hope that there won’t be deep snow as last year when it had to be called off). The following week on 16th December there will be the Candlelight Carol service with nine readings and carols to be held in the Chapel at 6pm. The Church will host the Crib service at 5.30pm and Midnight Mass at 11.30pm on Christmas Eve. The Church should be in good order by then and the new amenities in use.

This month we held a special coffee morning for Children in Need and raised £145 for this good cause. Our Soup Lunch for Chapel funds went down well and we raised £370. Last Friday we held a Bingo at the Pavilion which was also well attended and raised £208 also for Chapel funds. Thank you everyone who helped, donated and supported to make these events so successful.

Our Knit and Natter group knitted more than twenty hats and gloves for the shoe box appeal and they also collected other items to help fill the shoe boxes. I delivered them to Middleton Cheney Methodist church who check and fill the shoe boxes before they are dispatched to those in need. We are now knitting items for a ‘Made in Hornton’ May Day stall for Chapel funds. So even if you can’t make Tuesday afternoons between 2 – 4pm but are able to knit or sew anything at home then your contributions will be gratefully received.

Lindy and I still meet for prayers every Wednesday at 8 am. We would love to see you if you would like to join us but if you can’t then please join in wherever you are by praying at that time. Our prayers are for our community, those who are sick or finding life difficult and for the wider world. We always end with the Lord’s Prayer.

Don’t forget Coffee, Cake and Chat every Friday from 10.30am – 12 noon.

Best wishes for a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

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 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.