About the venue – St Etheldreda’s - Ironstone Music Festival

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St. Etheldreda's Church

Horley, OX15

For a small village, set in North Oxfordshire, St Etheldreda’s Church is an imposing monument. Its origins date from the 12th century of which only the Tower and Chancel remain. The nave was rebuilt in the 13th century with further restorations in 15th or 16th centuries. The original ring of 4 bells dating from 1706 has been recently supplemented by a further 2 in 2013.

Of notable interest is a large wall painting of St. Christopher, mentioned by Simon Jenkins in his “1000 best churches”, which shows representation of fishing with rod and line and a conversation between the giant and the Christ-Child borne on his shoulder. It dates from mid to late 15th century.

There is a Chamber Organ (still in regular use) with a carved wooden case and a decorated front. In this respect the church has a justified reputation with an excellent acoustic. The pews were all removed in the early 20th century, and have been more recently replaced by sturdy, comfortable chairs, all of which makes St. Etheldreda’s Church an excellent concert venue!

The Church

Intimate Beautiful Acoustics

A most intimate setting for the Ironstone Festival, St. Etheldreda's boasts wonderful acoustics in an intimate setting.

The church dedicated to St Etheldreda is situated on a hiilltop overlooking the village of Horley in Oxfordshire. It is Grade 1 Listed.

An excellent example of a medieval church. Dating from Norman to 13C/14C - an ideal venue for the Festival.

The festival

On the Night

Premier seating offers the closest and best views of our world-class performers whilst essential seats in the aisles offers a great watching experience plus world class acoustics to enjoy the variety of music.

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Main Stage

Our world class musicians perform in an intimate setting.

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Incredible Acoustics

Discover amazing performances with stunning acoustics.

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Drinks and nibbles

Included in Premier tickets and available to purchase for Essential Ticket holders.

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Diverse Musical Lineup

Experience a diverse array of musical genres from talented artists.

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All inclusive Premier tickets!

Don't miss this extraordinary celebration of music with our world class performers

Get Directions to Ironstone Festival


St. Etheldreda's Church

Little Lane Horley OX15 6BJ


7pm Evening Concerts

5th - 7th September Children's Event 10am 7th

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