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Last chance to visit Horley’s Virtual Christmas Market!

The Horley Ladies’ Guild Virtual Christmas Market closes today so contact or call Helen on 738490 for any last minute orders!

Many thanks to all the virtual stall holders who are donating part of their proceeds to the Ladies Guild in support of St Etheldreda’s.

Locally produced chocolates from Belfair  and Gin from Pinnock Distillery are still available.  Lisa also has a great range of Forever Living products and you can still get Christmas cards from Agnes at Flamingo Paperie

And we have a new stall from Emma to help you keep snug and warm this Winter:

Virtual Christmas Market – Latest News

The Horley Ladies’ Guild Virtual Christmas Market is well underway! Thank you to everyone who has already supported us and placed orders.

Melanie’s wreaths are now sold out, but Horley apple juice and locally produced chocolates from Belfair  and Gin from Pinnock Distillery are still available.   Lisa also has a great range of Forever Living products and you can still get Christmas cards from Agnes at Flamingo Paperie

And don’t forget to get your tickets for Tracey’s cake raffle and the Ladies Guild Christmas raffle!

For further details and to place orders, contact or call Helen on 738490.

Horley’s Christmas Market will be virtual this year

Sadly we won’t be able to have Horley’s Christmas market in the Church this year, but a selection of the usual stalls will be available virtually instead.  More details to follow, but for starters, you can order Christmas cards and Advent calendars from one of our usual stall holders, Agnes from Flamingo Paperie, who will kindly donate 10% of all orders to Horley Ladies Guild in support of St Etheldreda’s Church.

Browse the online catalogue and then order from Agnes by visiting her website or sending her a message on her facebook page.

Mention ‘Ladies Guild’ in your order to make sure we receive our donation.  Please place your orders by 20 November and they will be delivered in early December.

Breast Cancer Now Virtual Coffee Morning – Thank You All

A huge thank you for your support and generosity for the Ladies Guild Breast Cancer Now Virtual Coffee Morning.  We sold 30 cakes, 7 small bakes and 10 pots of jam and with the additional donations on Just Giving raised an amazing sum of £430.

Thanks in particular go to Sue Ashdown who co-ordinated the complex cake makers vs purchasers, it was a great success.

Children’s Halloween Trail – Saturday 31st October


“On Saturday 31st October children who live in Horley (and their parents) are invited to take part in a Halloween Trail around the village. To ensure it is a covid- safe activity children will be following a map (see below), and keeping to groups of 6 or less, to find different spooky items (and of course sweets!) located around the village. All sweets will be individually wrapped and each station will have one treat per child. We won’t be knocking on any doors and unfortunately we can’t accept any treats put out in front of houses. We would love villagers to join in by putting out their carved pumpkins to light our path by 5pm on Saturday 31st. Maps and glow sticks for children will be available from underneath the village notice board.”

If you would like us to email you a copy of the map or if you have any other questions please contact Sarah at

Thanks and Happy Halloween!

Sarah Taylor and Ellie Freeman


Church Bells to Ring Again This Saturday…

Horley bells to ring again on Saturday 15th August!

The bells at St Etheldreda’s haven’t been rung since March because of lockdown restrictions (you may have heard the clock chimes which have continued as they are automatic). However the bells will ring again on Saturday 15th August just after 11am to mark the 75th Anniversary of VJ Day.

We will only ring four of our six bells so that we can maintain the recommended social distance between ringers.  Ringing will be for just 15 minutes and only the bells ringers are allowed in the Church at the time.

We hope you enjoy hearing the bells again but please forgive us if our ringing is a bit rusty as we haven’t rung for 5 months!

Alison Tite – Tower Secretary

Horley Virtual Fete Raises Over £1,267.00

Flowers in the church porch

Caroline’s Plant Stall

Once again a very  big thank you to everyone who supported the Virtual Fete this year and in particular to Caroline for running the plant stall and the bakers for making the delicious cakes!

The money raised is £1,267.87 which is absolutely fantastic, and actually slightly more than  last year!

On behalf of the Ladies Guild £100 has been donated to each of Katherine House Hospice, Warwick Hospital and Horton Hospital.

A huge thank you again for supporting this year’s activities.


Horley Virtual Fete Competition Results

A big thank you to everyone who supported the Virtual Fete!  Although it It wasn’t quite what was anticipated at the time of planning, it’s great that we were still able to raise some money for the Church and a few other local good causes and have a bit of fun along the way.


Seven very observant entrants answered all questions correctly and the winners are Andy and Liza Hopkinson who have received a £20 voucher donated by Carpenters and a bottle of Prosecco.  Everyone who entered did really well and most only got one question wrong – the Horley sign in picture 1 being the main one that fooled people! Here are the answers lockdown quiz answers.

There was an impressive amount of detail in some of the answers, including map references, witty comments, the names of people who live in the various houses, and from the Herrick family, photos of the children at each location. This deserved a special prize of a chocolate bouquet!

Art Competition

The Art competition younger age group was won by Emily Taylor (aged 5)  and the older age group by Tula Parsons. See below for their lovely pictures.  They have each won a chocolate bouquet.

Plant Stall

The plant stall is staying open till the weekend.

Judy Duck by Tula Parsons

Judy Duck by Emily Taylor