Tag Archives: St Etheldreda

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

Church Opening for Private Prayer

St Etheldreda Horley  (COVID-19) Update

Following a government announcement on 7th June the Church can now be open from 15th June for individual prayer in line with social distancing guidelines.

Open between 9.00am and 5.00pm on Wednesday and Sunday this following a risk assessment and resources available. Entry and Exit via South Porch only.

St. Etheldreda’s to Close

Our Church to close its doors for the time being

David Kyle writes:

‘With due regard to the latest government guidance on tackling Covid 19, which has been adopted by the Church of England, St Etheldreda’s is now closed and will remain so until the current restrictions are relaxed, whenever that may be. There will be no services, weddings or baptisms in Horley during this period. This is a sad state of affairs given the church’s place in the spiritual and community life of the village, but we must contribute responsibly to the efforts everyone is making to defeat the virus.’

Mothering Sunday at St. Etheldreda’s

Posies in the church for mum on Mothering Sunday

‘Sorry we are unable to have our usual Mothering Sunday service but please go into church and get a posie of flowers for your Mum or for yourself.
They will be there from Saturday afternoon.
With love and prayers from us all at St Etheldreda.’

Sue Ashdown

Horley Rector to Give Final Service on Sunday 16th

Final Church Service to be given by John Reader on Sunday 16th Feb at 3pm.

John Reader, Rector of the Ironstone Benefice, of which St Etheldreda’s is a member, will be retiring this month and giving his final service in St Etheldreda’s on Sunday February 16th at 3pm.

Tea will be available afterwards in the Old School.

If you are intending to come, in order to give some idea of numbers, please could you let Kate Wythe know by calling 07791 399227 or email katewythe@gmail.com. It will be ok to just turn up too!