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

Easter has come and gone. On Good Friday the cross was placed in the garden at the front of the Chapel and on Easter Sunday, Lindy and I decorated it with spring flowers to celebrate the risen Lord and new life. The weather is beginning to improve and we have a lovely display of white and red tulips in the Chapel garden. I am looking forward to the warmer weather. The sunshine always makes me feel happy and I am looking forward to the summer ahead. We are continuing to hold services alternately with the Church and it is lovely to be able to worship with all our friends.

David and I attended the welcome service for Rev. Steven Swann at Hinton. I had never been to Hinton before and was pleasantly surprised at the beautiful Chapel there. They still have the pews but have made an area at the back with small kitchen for refreshments. The service was led by Rev. Helen Cameron (Chairman of the District). The circuit stewards took part and Dcn. Margaret Hale led the intercessions. Afterwards we were all treated to tea and cake and a chance to introduce ourselves to Rev. Swann and his wife Julie who is a local preacher and already on the plan. Apparently his main church will be Hinton but he hopes to visit the other rural Chapels within the next fortnight. There is nothing to report on Rev. Lin Francis at the moment but we hope she will soon be back, fit and well. Please pray for her, Rev. Steven Swann, and the ministry team.

Every Wednesday we pray for our Churches Together, the Benefice and Circuit, those in need and the wider world. Last Sunday Lindy led the village service in Church and focused on all the conflict in the world. We will be praying for peace in all the war torn countries and for world leaders.

Janet Jones our circuit Steward brought to my attention that we have not had our half yearly Church Council Meeting. She has kindly volunteered to Chair the meeting in place of Rev. Lin. She also drew my attention to the fact that we need six our more members to attend. Don & Pam Wain have invited us to hold the meeting at their flat, 15 Stanbridge House, Banbury on Saturday 12th May at 2.30pm. If you are a member, we would love to see you there.

The village May Day celebrations will take place on Bank holiday Monday and the Chapel will once again be used for serving teas. Proceeds are for Chapel funds, and David will be selling books on the verge across the road also for Chapel funds. Juniper Art Group will be using part of the Chapel for their Art Exhibition.

On Friday afternoons there is Mother and Baby group in the Chapel during term time. We are thinking of holding Knit and Stitch in the small room also on Friday afternoons from 1.30pm possibly starting on May 11th. If you are interested please come and join us.

The next monthly lunch is on Monday May 14th 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.

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

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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.