Category Archives: PCC

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.

Annual Horley Parochial Church Zoom Meeting is on Wednesday April 21st

The Annual Horley Parochial Church Meeting will be held online at 18.30 p.m on Wednesday April  21st. Anyone wishing to join is requested to contact Tim Allitt on 07817 330 750 in advance of the meeting, in order that on-line access can be arranged.

The Agenda Items comprise:

  • Opening Prayers
  • Apologies
  • Minutes of the meeting held on 21 October 2020
  • Election of Officers and Representatives
  • Churchwardens Report
  • Financial Report
  • Any other business