Category Archives: Christmas

Services at St Etheldreda during December

Please join us this Advent and Christmas at St Etheldreda’s. Services taking place:

Sunday 4th December at 11am – Common Worship Holy Communion

Sunday 18th December at 4pm – Nativity

Tuesday 20th December at 8pm – Compline (a short reflective time of prayer at end of day).

Christmas Day at 10.30am – Christmas Day service with Common Worship Holy Communion

There are also many other services and events taking place across the Ironstone Benefice, to which you are warmly invited. Please visit for the latest Benefice Service Schedule ((located in the Notice Sheets section on St Etheldreda’s page).

Horley Nativity – your help needed!

The Horley Nativity will take place on Sunday 18th December at 4pm at Saint Etheldredra’s. Things will a bit different this year as our fabulous former director, Tessa, has after 17 years decided to take a back seat. Obviously hers are fairly hard shoes to fill but already we have a great team in place made up of Annaliese, Louisa and Sarah.

What we are looking for is children and adults to take part in any way – be a sheep, a king, an angel, to sing a solo, join the choir or do a reading.

Please get in touch if you would like to be involved.

There will be two rehearsals on the mornings of Sunday 11th and Sunday 18th December.

Please contact Sarah Allitt on 07834 370767 or email

Horley Santa (and his animal helpers) Light Parade

‘We’re really hoping to spread some Christmas cheer this year, and so have put some work into training our two shire horses to double up as Santa’s reindeer!  On the evening of Saturday 12th December, our two ‘reindeers’ will be travelling around Horley, with our very own Santa Claus to spread some festive cheer. ‘

Nick Carter

Christmas Card Post Box

Let us deliver your village Christmas Cards for you!

From 29th November there will be a village post box on the verge near the Royal Mail Box. This Horley Christmas Card Post Box will be for Christmas cards from villagers to other villagers only. The box will be there until 18th December. Please address the cards with the recipients full name and house name so that our elves can deliver them correctly!

Happy Christmas!