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Red Lion Charity Harvest Auction – Friday October 5th

The Annual Charity Harvest Festival Auction will be held on Friday 5th October 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.


Cinema Club is back for a New Season this Friday night…

After the Summer break, the new season of the cinema club starts again this Friday, 21st September with a showing of ‘Finding Your Feet’. For a sneaky preview click here.

Horley Conservation Area Appraisal – Submit Your Views

Following the public exhibition and meeting at The Old School on Thursday September 6th September the residents of Horley are invited to submit their views and suggestions to Cherwell District Council by filling in an Appraisal Questionnaire.

The Draft Appraisal Document and a copy of the questionnaire is available on line here or you download the form here and return it to

Alternatively the document will be available in hard copy format at Bodicote House and at Banbury and Woodgreen libraries.  The public consultation period on the draft appraisal will run from 6 September until 8 October.

Ride and Stride for Oxfordshire Churches this Saturday

Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust is proud to be part of the national Ride+Stride Day on Saturday 8 September 2018.

Over the last 54 years, Oxfordshire Historic Churches Trust has given in grants, several million pounds to churches and chapels of all Christian denominations in Oxfordshire to help maintain them and save roofs, stained glass, wall paintings and much more.   Recently we have been supporting the installation of roof alarms for churches who have had, or are vulnerable to, lead thefts and of recent years given substantial grants towards making the buildings more useful to the local community – for example by the installation of kitchens, loos, extra rooms and more.

Please call into St Etheldreda’s for refreshments any time between 10 and 4.

For more information and online registration click here.

IRONSTONE Chamber Music Festival This Friday and Saturday

Tessa and Chris Howell invite you to this year’s Ironstone Festival on Friday and Saturday September 7th and 8th at St. Etheldreda’s church Horley.

There will be several pieces which involve 6 to 8 instruments (sextets and octets) including the wonderful Octet by Mendelssohn.

There is a festival pass if you come to everything with £5 off all tickets for Horley residents, and thanks to the generous Michael Hardinge Trust,  Horley Children in full-time education can come free.

On Sunday 9th there will be a Festival Mass at which the Right Reverend Colin Fletcher, Bishop of Dorchester will preach and celebrate the Eucharist. All are welcome.

See posters below for more information and visit