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Ironstone concerts in September – would you like to help?

As you may know, Chris and Tessa Howell have stepped back from organising the amazing Ironstone Concerts in September.  However, the concerts are now under new management (wish us luck!) and will be on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th September.

If you have hosted musicians in the past, we would be delighted if you are happy to continue.  If you would like to get involved in any capacity – hosting, marketing, fundraising etc, then please contact theironstoneconcerts@gmail.com. Many thanks!

A Message from Horley Parish Council and Parochial Church Council

It is with great sadness that we heard from Buckingham Palace of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday 8th September 2022.

In common with the rest of the nation, the church bell will toll from 12 noon today, Friday.

In addition, a book of condolence will be made available in the Church from tomorrow, Saturday, for those wishing to pay their respects.   There is also an opportunity to pay your respects on-line to the e-book of condolences on https://www.royal.uk/royal-family

IRONSTONE Chamber Music – Festival Mass on Sunday 11th September 2022

The Ironstone Chamber Music Festival will conclude with a Festival Mass:

Sunday 11th September at 11:00 am

St Etheldreda’s Church, HORLEY

Celebrant: The Reverend David Pym

Conductor: Dr Ivan Moseley

Organist: David Kyle

Missa Brevis by Mozart K259 in C major.

This will be accompanied by the Ironstone Singers and Strings

with Organ continuo.

All are welcome!

IRONSTONE Chamber Music Festival 9th and 10th September 2022

A reminder of this unique chamber music festival taking place in Horley and Hornton on the weekend of 9th and 10th September, followed by  a sung Mass in Horley Church at 11am on the 11th September. Possibly the last chance to hear international musicians in our church.

Ticket prices are: Evening concerts £22 and Saturday lunchtime Coffee Concert £15.
Festival Pass: £55 for all three concerts.  Pre-booking advised.

See posters below for more information and visit http://www.ironstonechambermusic.com

Don’t forget to visit Caroline’s plant stall!

Every year Caroline works hard to provide us with a brilliant plant stall outside her house. This year is no different, so please remember to visit Caroline’s plant stall. You could get some amazing plants for your garden, or even your basket/pot for the village competition. If you have any spare plants then please donate them to the stall.

All funds raised are in aid of St Etheldreda’s.

IRONSTONE Chamber Music Festival 10th and 11th September

Tessa and Chris Howell’s Ironstone Festival is back this year on Friday and Saturday September 10th and 11th at St. Etheldreda’s Church Horley and St. John’s Church, Hornton.

Ticket prices are: Evening concerts £20 and Saturday lunchtime Coffee Concert £12.
Festival Pass: £50.00 for all three concerts.  Please purchase tickets in advance as numbers are limited.

See posters below for more information and visit http://www.ironstonechambermusic.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

Church Bells to Ring Again This Saturday…

Horley bells to ring again on Saturday 15th August!

The bells at St Etheldreda’s haven’t been rung since March because of lockdown restrictions (you may have heard the clock chimes which have continued as they are automatic). However the bells will ring again on Saturday 15th August just after 11am to mark the 75th Anniversary of VJ Day.

We will only ring four of our six bells so that we can maintain the recommended social distance between ringers.  Ringing will be for just 15 minutes and only the bells ringers are allowed in the Church at the time.

We hope you enjoy hearing the bells again but please forgive us if our ringing is a bit rusty as we haven’t rung for 5 months!

Alison Tite – Tower Secretary