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
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.
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.
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.
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!