The Parish of Holmbury St Mary lies in the heart of the Surrey Hills in South-east England. Nestled in a valley on the eastern slopes of Holmbury Hill, this is acknowledged to be one of Surrey's prettiest villages. For residents and visitors alike the village has much to offer, as this website demonstrates. The surrounding wooded hills are increasingly popular with walkers, cyclists and horse-riders. A wide range of clubs and societies offer the residents of the area plenty of choice for occupying their leisure time. As well as its fine church, designed by the celebrated Victorian architect George Edmund Street, the village has many of the usual attributes: a green, a duck-pond, a well, a village hall (available for hire for events) and two pubs. Annual events to look out for include the not-to-be-missed firework display in The Glade in early November.
 This website has been developed and is maintained in association with the Holmbury St Mary Parish News and the Holmbury Events Team. Our main aims are two-fold:
– for prospective visitors to the village:
to give you a flavour of what is in store for you when you come here.
– for current residents and their families and friends:
to promote events that are too short notice to be included in the Parish News, and
to provide a record of recent events that cannot easily be included in the Parish News, including photographs.
Please let us know if you find this useful, and tell us about anything that you feel is missing.
Many village events are designed to appeal as much to visitors as to residents. While residents are kept abreast of village events by reading the Parish News, the following is a list of events at which visitors are particularly welcome. For information on how to obtain further details see the entry for the Holmbury St Mary Parish News below.
 For short-notice information about forthcoming events, and to see reports on recent events, please check out this new Events Page (under development).
Holmbury Bonfire
A popular event that is organised by and raises funds for The Holmbury Bonfire Boys, who provide financial support for needy causes in and around the village. Usually staged on the first Saturday of November. Always a memorable and entertaining evening of fireworks and village fun. Further details can always be obtained from the October issue of the Parish News.
Choral Society Summer Concert
Usually a varied programme of choral music, frequently with instrumental support, followed by refreshments. Entry by ticket. Book in advance to avoid disappointment. Further details from the Choral Society's website.
Choral Society Christmas Concert
Festive music and refreshments. Entry by ticket. Book in advance to avoid disappointment. Further details from the Choral Society's website.
Christmas services at St Mary's church
Further details from the church website.

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