Category Archives: PCC

Horley Nativity and Carol Service will take place on SATURDAY Dec. 18th at 5.00pm

This year’s Nativity and Carol Service will take place at St. Etheldreda’s on Saturday Dec 18th at 5.00pm. It will be a slightly different approach to the traditional Christmas Story, to suit all ages. If any one would like to take part who has not already been approached, please contact Jamie Hendry or Tessa Howell

Ironstone Benefice – Administrative Assistant needed

The Ironstone Benefice which includes the parishes of Alkerton and Shenington, Balscote, Wroxton, Drayton, Hanwell, Horley and Hornton is keen to employ an administrative assistant for our Rector Alicia Baker.

In the first instance this will be for 3 hours a week with the possibility of extension. The hours can be flexible and will primarily involve duties of communication involving the continual updating of the a church near you website for each parish and keeping the village websites updated with Ironstone Benefice matters.

Hourly rate is £11+ depending on experience and qualifications. Please reply to or just send an email if you would like an informal chat before applying.

Closing date for applications is Friday 26th November 2021.

Ironstone Benefice All Saints Day Service – Sunday 31st October

Alicia Baker, Rector of the Ironstone Benefice writes: “On October 31st we are celebrating All Saints Day (Nov 1st). Wroxton Church will be hosting the service for the whole Benefice at 10.30am.

As I wrote in the magazine this month, All Saints services are poignant occasions. They can be celebratory as we remember that the people who have passed away are now in a better place. But of course they are also sad times because we have lost people close to us. This year we remember especially those we have lost to Covid 19.

This service in Wroxton will be reflective. There may be a hymn or two, a couple of readings, and the opportunity to light a candle. You may only want to stay for a little while or for the whole time – about 45 minutes. It’s up to you. Everyone is most welcome.”

Big Clean thank you

Big Clean – Thank you!

A big thank you to all those who took part in the Big Clean of the church on Saturday morning.  It was a couple of hours of hard work, but what a difference!  Not a cobweb in sight (anywhere within reach at any rate – and that was quite a long way as you can see!)

We are thinking of having a quarterly Big Clean at key points in the year, e.g. around Harvest Festival, before Christmas and Easter and in early June before the wedding season starts. Volunteers are always welcome!

Singing at last!

Just to remind everyone that this Sunday we can, at last, sing again!

Our new Rector Alicia  has organised an outdoor Benefice Service at 5pm on 30th May at Hadsham Farm Horley with a hymn chosen by a representative from each of our eight churches.

Please bring a fold up seat or waterproof ground sheet if you find sitting most comfortable.

This is all age worship with everyone welcome.

Church News: Service on 2nd May, West Window Repairs and New Rector

The next Church Service will be on Sunday 2nd May at 11:00 – all welcome.

As you can see, there is still scaffolding at the Church whilst the West Window is replaced after it blew in during a storm last year. The surrounding stonework is also being repaired as it is crumbling in places.

In other news, our new Rector, Alicia Baker, is being licensed in Hornton on 4th May and the service will be streamed if anyone wants to watch.