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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

‘Knit and Stitch’ Restarts This Thursday

‘Knit & Stitch’ starts again this Thursday (9th January)  at 7pm in the Old School Room and continues every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. All crafts including Knitting, Crochet, Tapestry, Embroidery etc. are welcome.

The main project, which is ongoing, is the re-furnishing of the  Kneelers from the church. Two are almost finished and one is yet to be started. If there is anyone out there who enjoys tapestry work and would like to help with the project please come along.

Cost is £2 per session. Click here For more information and pictures.

Any questions, please contact Sue Patching on 01295 730039.

Horley’s ‘Progressive Drinks Sunday’ is on Feb 2nd

‘Progressive Drinks Sunday’ to start at 12.00 on Sunday Feb 2nd at the Red Lion Pub

‘Back by popular demand, we are delighted that the second Horley Progressive Drinks Sunday event will be run this year on Sunday 2ndFebruary. We do hope you will be able to join us, to start an otherwise unpopular month with a bit of a bash.

We will start at noon at the Red Lion pub, and then over a period of about two hours, we each progress to three different hosts in the village. You will enjoy wine and/or non-alcoholic drinks at each venue, and plenty of nibbles and finger food as well. So, over a period of about two hours, we each eat, drink and laugh with lots of other people – old friends and new.

This isn’t just for couples. Singles come too, and together we beat off any winter blues. The cost? Twelve pounds each. It’s a bargain – and any money we raise helps to fund our village church.

If you want to come, please get in touch:  or call 01295 738951.’


Come Along to Horley’s Christmas Market Next Saturday

Horley’s Winter Market is being held in St. Etheldreda’s Church on Saturday November 30th between 3 and 6pm.

Come along and enjoy the gin tasting, buy some handmade chocolates, and soak up the festive atmosphere! See below for more details.