Horley Parochial Church Meeting on 21st Oct

Annual Horley Parochial Church Zoom Meeting is on Wednesday October 21st 2020

The Annual Horley Parochial Church Meeting will be held online at 18.30 p.m on Wednesday October 21st. Anyone wishing to join is requested to contact Tim Allitt on 07817 330 750 two days 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 16th September 2020
  • Election of Officers and Representatives
  • Churchwardens Report
  • Financial Report

Any other business

Recycle your old gadgets and postage stamps for BARKS

Hornton have launched an appeal for everyone to collect used postage stamps and unwanted collectibles in the run-up to Christmas.   We can take part too!  Here are the details…

Step on the GAS for BARKS – Recycle your old gadgets and postage stamps this Christmas

Banburyshire’s leading animal rescue charity has launched a new appeal in the countdown to Christmas – a call for donations of unwanted phones, small gadgets, coins, jewellery and postage stamps to raise vital funds for animal care and re-homing.

The new campaign is called GAS – which stands for Gadgets And Stamps – and is the latest fundraiser for Banbury Animal Rescue and Kindness Service (BARKS). It has been timed to coincide with local households getting rid of old or obsolete items in anticipation of getting new ones for Christmas.

This is the ideal way to feel good about recycling and help needy animals at the same time. You can save up your Christmas stamps and your old or broken small gadgets, like phones, cameras and gaming devices – and not just chuck them out but use them to help give new lives to innocent animals.

We DO accept:

  • Stamps from envelopes (with a small margin of paper around them)
  • Jewellery
  • Unwanted currency/coins/notes
  • Mobile Phones
  • Cameras
  • Video Cameras
  • Electronic Gaming Devices (consoles, accessories and games)
  • Ipods/MP3 Players
  • Sat Navs
  • Tablet Computers

These can be broken or working!

Sadly, we DO NOT accept:

  • Home Telephones
  • Home Computers and Accessories
  • Fax Machines
  • DVD Players
  • Set Top Boxes (Sky/Freeview etc.)
  • Printers
  • Kitchen Appliances
  • Personal Grooming Items”

Please contact Chris Woodcock on 670795 to arrange to drop items off or for them to be collected.

 

Harvest Festival service on Sunday 4th October

Harvest Festival Service at St Etheldreda’s Sunday 4th October at 11am

We will be holding our Harvest Festival service this year on Sunday 4th October at 11.00 a.m. at St Etheldreda’s –  all are welcome to come along.

Please note that we are also having a collection this year for our local Banbury Charity BYHP. Please bring along any ‘dry goods’ such as non-perishable goods, toiletries and laundry products to the service, or leave in the Church porch over the weekend of October 3rd and 4th.

We will arrange delivery of all donations to the charity.

If you would prefer to make a donation instead please contact Charles Cozens or Tim Allitt.

Many thanks’

Horley PCC

ARTISAN APPLE JUICE made from your own fruit!

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we can’t have a village apple pressing event this October, but if you have a glut of apples and want to do something yourself, here is an excellent  suggestion from Brian and Sue Ashdown:

“Pasture Farm is a family-run farm in Longwick, near the Bucks / Oxfordshire border. They make pure, pressed apple juice from their own orchard and also offer a complete juicing service – They press, pasteurise & bottle your apples & pears to produce your own delicious juice.

 In September 2019 we had a glut of apples from one particular tree in the garden.  As we do not like seeing things go to waste, we decided upon having the apples pressed pasteurised and bottled, as we would make more use of the juice instead of a freezer full of cooked apple. The juice was incredible.  This year our pressing will be made from a mixture of fruit. We will wait and see how it turns out.

If anyone has surplus apples in the village, we would recommend the Belgrove Family’s service.”

Brian & Sue Ashdown

To find out more see their website: www.pasturefarmjuice.co.uk

 

 

Village Litter Pick will be this Saturday…

The annual village litter pick will take place at 10.00 on the morning of Saturday 26th September.  

If you can spare some time to help out please could you gather in front of the Old Post Office on the corner of Banbury Lane at 10.00 on 26th September. Litter pickers, protective gloves and rubbish and recycling bags will be provided by CDC.  If people have their own gloves, that would be great, as people are urged to protect themselves against any risk of infection, and take care to wash their hands thoroughly after the litter pick has been completed.

Let’s keep Horley looking fabulous!

Village Litter Pick will be on Saturday 26th September

The annual village litter pick will take place at 10.00 on the morning of Saturday 26th September.  

If you can spare some time to help out please could you gather in front of the Old Post Office on the corner of Banbury Lane at 10.00 on 26th September. Litter pickers, protective gloves and rubbish and recycling bags will be provided by CDC.  If people have their own gloves, that would be great, as people are urged to protect themselves against any risk of infection, and take care to wash their hands thoroughly after the litter pick has been completed.

Let’s keep Horley looking fabulous!

The Village Lottery is back on 3rd October

The first draw of the Michael Hardinge Trust Village Lottery will be on 3rd October.

“The Michael Hardinge Trust (or MHT) has two main roles in the village.  Firstly, to provide educational grants for Horley’s young people, and secondly to maintain the School Hall as venue for local groups and village events.

The village lottery is an important source of funding for these aims.  For those who have supported us in the past – thank you and we hope you will continue.  For those new to the village and those who haven’t taken part before – please consider joining in to support us.

It only costs £1 per week per number and the weekly prize is £30.  You buy a number between 1 and 59, and the winning number each week is the National Lotto Bonus Ball drawn on Saturday.  It couldn’t be easier!

We will be  getting in touch with everyone soon, but if you would like to join online please contact me directly by email on mhtinhorley@gmail.com or phone 01295 738334 and I will get back to you with full details and payment options.  Thanks to those who have already responded. I’ll be in touch shortly.

I hope you will be able to support us.   Many thanks.”

John Tite

Would You Like to Open Up Your Garden Next Summer?

Calling all Horley’s keen gardeners…. would you like to open up and share your lovely gardens, whatever their size, next summer and raise money for Katherine House Hospice? If so please see the following notice from Anne Owen who, after a very successful event in 2019, is looking to organise it again in June next year.

If you are interested please contact Anne on: anneowen123@btinternet.com

Church Service This Sunday

Holy Communion at St Etheldreda’s on Sunday September 6th at 11.00

 

Church services are getting back to an ‘interim normal’  – without permanent clergy and observing existing COVID 19 guidelines ie essentially masks, social distancing and no congregational singing. We are looking at a monthly said communion for the time being.

 

Brian Ashdown