Category Archives: Hornton Village

Concert in Hornton Methodist Chapel on Sunday

Banbury Strings are coming to Hornton to give a special concert in the Methodist Chapel. There’s something for everyone in the programme – from Handel and Elgar to music from the Harry Potter films – and the tickets are only £5 from Julie Stanley on 01295 670507

All profits go to Katherine House Hospice and the Chapel. Full details below.

Wanted – Suitable Homes for Feral Kittens

‘Dear rural friends of Horley and surroundings. Are any of you in need of feral cats for a farm or stable setting? BARKS (Banbury Animal Rescue & Kindness Service), with whom I volunteer, have a litter of feral kittens and three-four of them will need a home in a few weeks’ time. We try to ‘turn’ them to being domesticated – and some will move in that direction – but at least three of these little critters need to go to a home where they will be well sheltered, fed and cared for but they will be ‘working cats’. (Two more are already going to a good semi-feral home, thanks to the kindness of a local villager.) They will arrive neutered and microchipped.

If you’re interested, please contact our Bodicote rescue centre either before this Sunday or after Sunday 7 September – speak to Theresa on 07427 063178′. Chris Woodcock


Surplus pet food donations to Banbury animal charity

Fussy eaters? …Easy pet food donations on your doorstep…

‘Hi, do you have a cache of animal food that you bought for your beloved furry friend(s) – cats, dogs or other creatures – only to find they turned up their nose or it didn’t suit their delicate digestive system?

Two generous Hornton families encountered this situation this very week and both have very kindly donated the surplus food (still well in date) to BARKS (Banbury Animal Rescue & Kindness Service). I’m a volunteer with BARKS and will very happily collect any other surplus pet food from Horley or Hornton homes and deliver it to our rescue centres and fosterers on your behalf. Or you can drop it off at our place, if your prefer.

Give me a call on 670795 or email on And thank you in anticipation from all the dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, rabbits and other small furries at BARKS. We save and re-home around 350 of them every year and all our work relies on volunteers, donations and funds raised.’

Chris Woodcock (Mrs)

Hornton Open Gardens this Sunday

More garden visiting opportunities this weekend in Hornton!

As part of the Katharine House Hospice Festival of Open Gardens 10 gardens will be open in Hornton on Sunday 7 July from 1pm to 6pm.  They vary from tiny to large with interesting planting, views and water features.  The village allotments will also be open to visitors and there is a tea garden, a plant stall and, in the Hornton tradition, a raffle.

Entry is £5, children free – with free access to the tea garden where there will be a range of home made cakes.

Proceeds will go to KHH and village causes – a sound system in the parish church and a new stage for the village hall.

Hornton Open Gardens 2019 Sunday July 7th

For all you garden enthusiasts there is an abundance of garden visiting to be had over the next 2 weekends! Horley’s open gardens day is this Sunday (June 30th from 2 – 6pm) with 7 different gardens to visit then the following Sunday (July 7th from 1 – 6pm) there will be 12 more gardens to visit in Hornton. Entry fee is £5 to both.  All we need now is some nice sunny weather!

See below for map and more information.

Art History Lunchtime Talks in Hornton

‘Art House’ @ Studio B – Saturday morning art history brunch-time talks in August 2019

From Chris Woodcock (of Studio B Hornton):

‘Everything you need to know is on Art History Talks programme 2019-1 Our speakers, (who include jane Williams from Horley), are all local experts and we’re aiming for each session to be very informal and friendly, with plenty of chance for questions and discussion. There will be a break in each event for brunch refreshments and the overall running time will be no more than two hours, starting promptly at 11am.

Each speaker has nominated their favourite charity to receive the proceeds from their talk and they will say a bit about their choice on the day.

I know August seems ages away, but it would be really handy if you could tell me asap (before the end of April) if you would definitely like to attend so I can reserve places and know how things are shaping up. If you would like to invite your friends then do feel free to ask them to get in touch too.

Here’s to an arty August in North Oxfordshire!
All the best’