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

What lovely weather we have been having lately. Spring is such a lovely time of year. Everything starts to come to life. The daffodils have been splendid this year, not only in Hornton but also by the highways and verges especially at Wroxton and the Barfords. Our Chapel garden has been looking spring like too, with daffodils and tulips.

Palm Sunday service at the Parish Church was very well attended and Angus the donkey led the procession from the Chapel to the Church. He was very well behaved during the service but unfortunately had an accident on the carpet towards the end. Dust pans and shovels were quickly found and the mess was cleared. Only five people attended Stations of the Cross on Tuesday of holy week and Good Friday led by Sister Margaret Hale in the Chapel was also poorly attended. The stark cross was placed outside of the Chapel on that day. Both services brought home the Easter message of Jesus suffering and dying for us. Early on Easter Sunday morning we went and decorated the cross with flowers, signifying new life. Easter Sunday service at Church was well attended and as usual the Ladies working party had bedecked the Church with beautiful flower arrangements. This Sunday Rev. Chris Eddy will be taking the service at Chapel. It will be lovely to see you all and worship together again.

May Day is fast approaching and we will be providing teas at the Chapel. There will also be an Exhibition of Hornton Artists work. The History group are going to have a display cabinet in the Chapel of local history. David and Judith will be having the usual book stall. May Day is one of our big fundraising events and we hope to make a good amount of money for Chapel funds.

Knit and Natter is held on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 7pm in the meeting room and new knit and natterers are very welcome.

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 at that time.

Our Chapel is being used constantly throughout the week, and as usual every Friday is Coffee, Cake and a Chat from 10.30 am til 12 noon. Very soon it is hoped that on Friday afternoons the Chapel will be a meeting place for mothers, babies and toddlers.

Once again the Chapel has been booked as the Polling Station for Hornton. May 4th is the local election and June 8th for the General election.

Due to the May bank holiday the next lunch will be on Monday May 8th, 12.30pm for 1pm. - cost is £5. If you would like to come please let me know for catering purposes. We would love to see you.

As you know from last months newsletter there was a circuit consultation day to discuss the future of the Banbury circuit. Enclosed is a letter asking four questions about the future of our chapel for you to consider and discuss together.

Please continue to remember in your prayers our Churches Together here in Hornton, and our congregations and leaders. Also please pray for the congregations and chapels in our circuit. Please also remember 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.