Normal Sunday Rota
Week 1 – No Service
Week 2 – 10:30 Gather for Coffee 11:00 Family Service
Week 3 – 10:30 Gather for Coffee 11:00 Morning Prayer
Week 4 – 10:30 Gather for Coffee 11:00 Holy Communion
Week 5 – No Service
(10:00 Shared Holy Communion Service at Either Hauxwell or Finghall)
(16:00 T.O.A.S.T – Time On A Sunday Together at Hunton Village Hall)
Upcoming Services and Events
Hornby - Holy Communion March 26, 2023 11:00 - 12:00 See more details
Interment of Ashes March 31, 2023 14:00 - 14:45 See more details
Palm Sunday Family Service April 2, 2023 11:00 - 12:00 See more details
Hornby - Hour at the Cross April 7, 2023 14:00 - 15:00 See more details
Hornby - Easter Family Holy Communion April 9, 2023 11:00 - 11:45 See more details
Hornby PCC April 12, 2023 19:00 - 21:00 See more details
Hornby - Morning Prayer April 16, 2023 11:00 - 11:45 See more details
Parish Lunch at the Greyhound Hackforth April 20, 2023 12:30 - 14:00 See more details
Hornby - Holy Communion April 23, 2023 11:00 - 12:00 See more details
A Step Back In Time ~ Our Medieval Heritage
St Mary’s Hornby A Medieval Evening at St Mary’s Church Hornby on 25th March 2023 In order to celebrate this rich history of St Mary’s Hornby we are holding a…
at St Mary’s Hornby
Christmas Services & Events
Come Celebrate with us this Christmas Celebrating Christ’s Birth and our Hope Lessons & Carols – St Michael’s Spennithorne Thu 15th 18:00Christmas Tree Festival – St Michael’s Spennithorne Sat 17th…
All Souls Service
Wednesday 2nd November 18:00 St Gregory’s Crakehall As the leaves begin to fallwe pause to rememberthose we lovebut see no more Please come and join us at ourAll Souls Commemoration…
A Thousand Years of History & Garden Safari
‘A Thousand Years of History‘ talk and tour for all the family including visits to two live archaeological digs in the grounds of Hornby Castle. 25th June 11.30; 26th June…
The Duke of Edinburgh 1921-2021
Our Churches are open for you this weekend for Private Prayer from 9-6 (Finghall 2-4) as we pay our respects and share in the Nations Morning. We have been asked…
Everyone is warmly welcome at St Mary’s. Many people help our church flourish in their own way by giving of their gifts and time. Together with the PCC, the team plays an important role at St Mary’s.
Lay members lead intercessions and share the readings on a rota basis. Enthusiastic members of our congregation work in teams to provide flower-displays, clean the church and brasses and make refreshments whenever needed. We love putting on a ‘bit of a do’. Special Celebrations are a feature of St. Mary’s church, including; Remembrance Service, Service at the end of the School year, Harvest Festival, Mothering Sunday Communion, Christmas Eve Carol Service with Hunton Ladies’ Choir, Palm Sunday procession from the Castle, Christingle Celebration.
We enjoy and are proud of our links too with the wider community. We have parishioners as Governors at our school. Others sit on the Village Hall Committee. The Lower Wensleydale Parishes’ Newsletter is compiled by another member of our congregation.
Recent successful events which have attracted a wider community have included: Harvest in the Barn, Lest We Forget – Concert and Remembrance Exhibition weekend, Christmas Tree Festival, Snowdrop walk around the Castle grounds with tea and cake in church.
Our Church Building
The ancient and beautiful church of St Mary’s is set in the centre of Hornby down the hill from Hornby Castle whose estate is surrounded by various types of farms.
It is a Grade 1 Listed building dating from before 1080 and is in very good repair. St Mary’s seats over 200 and has a well-maintained graveyard.
Our recent improvements include accessible toilet facilities and we hope to move forward with our plans for a kitchen and servery.
Our parish consists of two small villages, Hornby and Hackforth, and the hamlet of Arrathorne. We have a C of E Primary School in Hackforth, a Village Hall and The Greyhound public house.