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Red Lion Harvest Festival Charity Auction – 29th September

Come along to the annual Harvest Festival Charity Auction on Friday 29th September 7:00 pm at The Red Lion.

All donations welcome – including garden produce, food and drink.

Please drop it off at the pub during the day or bring it with you at 7:00.

All money raised will be donated to 2 local charities: Banbury Young Homeless Project (BYHP) and Let’s Play Project.


New Charges for Non-Household Waste

From 1 October Oxfordshire County Council are planning to introduce charges for the disposal of certain items at their waste and recycling centres such as Alkerton.  The charges do not apply to normal household waste or garden waste, but apply to the sort of waste generated by DIY projects similar to builder’s waste.

For more information click here.

‘Knit and Stitch’ Group starts again on Thursday October 12th

knit-and-stitch[1]Do you enjoy knitting or sewing? Would you like to get started, need help finishing a piece or get involved in a new project?

Then bring it along to Horley’s relaxed and friendly group ‘Knit & Stitch’. Starting Thursday 12th October at 7pm in the Old School Room and continuing every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. Knitting, Crochet, Tapestry, Embroidery etc. You can Join in the project to redo the tapestry on the church kneelers.

Any questions, please contact Sue Patching   Tel. 01295 730039.

Sung Mass on Sunday at St Etheldreda’s



This service of Holy Communion will, in the traditional way, bring to a close this year’s Ironstone Chamber Music Festival. The celebrant will be our associate rector, Dr Hugh White, and the choral parts of the service will come from Haydn’s Missa Brevis in Bflat, conducted once again by Dr Ivan Moseley and performed by a small choir accompanied by an instrumental ensemble of some of the players who will have delighted us in the weekend concerts.

All are very welcome.

IRONSTONE Chamber Music Festival 8th and 9th Sept

6th Ironstone Chamber Music Festival 2017 at St Etheldreda’s Church

Tessa & Chris Howell warmly invite you to this, the sixth Ironstone Chamber Music Festival. Our Artistic Directors Lucy & Kate Gould have assembled a wonderful array of first rate musicians including a flute player from Argentina, a Violinist from Spain and a much heralded Harpist. He, Oliver Wass has won the Guildhall Gold Medal – the first harpist to do so. Previous winners have been cellist Jacqueline du Pre, violinist Tasmin Little and renowned baritone Bryn Terfel.

Some of you will remember Robert Plane, principal clarinet with the National Orchestra of Wales, who has been associated with the music for Doctor Who!

Remember that Horley Residents come at a reduced price and Horley children come free thanks to the Michael Hardinge Trust. We should like to see as many of you as possible.

Friday September 8th at 7.30 pm, Saturday lunchtime concert at 12.30 pm and evening at 7.30pm.  Tickets available via Tessa on 01295 738313 or howelltessa@hotmail.co.uk. Also see our website for more details www.ironstonechambermusic.com

Chris and Tess

Another Chance to Support Pancreatic Cancer UK and Beverley


Sadly, in June 2017, Beverley lost her battle against this devastating disease at the age of 50.

She was incredibly brave and positive despite her pain.

A friend of Beverley’s, Rosalind Beresford, is taking part in a “Wolf Run” on 2nd September to raise awareness and for charity donations for Pancreatic Cancer UK through the following link on the JustGiving website.

If you would like to contribute please go to this link: