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 all the usual attributes: a green, a duck-pond, a well, a post office (part time) and several pubs. Annual events to look out for include spring and summer flower shows and the not-to-be-missed firework display in The Glade in early November.
 This website is being developed and maintained in association with the Holmbury St Mary Parish News. Our main aim is to inform prospective visitors to the village, to give you a flavour of what is in store for you when you come here. 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.
Spring and Summer Flower Shows
Organised by the Holmbury St Mary Horticultural Society, the Spring and Summer Flower Shows each year provide opportunities to win glory (and cash, if you're able to enter one of the classes for those aged 15 or under) for the finest home-grown vegetables, fruit, flowers and plants, or for being judged winners in a number of floral art, handicraft, photography and cookery classes. Dates vary from year to year, but the programme for both Shows is circulated each year with the February issue of Parish News, and copies can be obtained from Kingfisher Farm Shop in Abinger Hammer.
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.
Date for 2016: Saturday 5th November (to be confirmed), starting at 6.30 pm (admission by programme only, which may be purchased at entry points in and around Felday Glade).
Choral Society Christmas Concert
Festive music and refreshments, usually at the Village Hall. Entry by ticket. Book in advance to avoid disappointment. Further details from the Choral Society's website.
Date for 2015: Thursday 17th December, at 8 pm at the Village Hall
Christmas services at St Mary's church
Further details from the church website.
Carols by Candlelight
Traditional choral service of lessons and carols at St Mary's church, followed by refreshments. All welcome.
Date for 2015: Monday 21st December, at 7 pm
Christingle and Crib Service
Informal Christingle service for young children and families, usually with a nativity play staged by the Junior Church group. Collection for the Childrens Society. All welcome.
Date for 2015: Thursday 24th December, at 4 pm
Christmas Midnight Service
Traditional Christmas service. All welcome.
Date for 2015: Thursday 24th December, at 11.30 pm
Christmas Morning Service
Family service for Christmas morning. All welcome.
Date for 2015: Friday 25th December, at 11 am

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