This Sunday 24 August, St Bartholomew’s Day, sees the annual Festival Service & Picnic at the Old Churchyard adjacent to Hordle Manor Farm.
The start time is 5pm with the service following at 6pm. Visitors are invited to bring a picnic to eat on the grass among the graves of shipwrecked sailors.
The service, in the outline of the old church, also marks the beginning of Hordle Festival Week. The fair is on Saturday afternoon 30 August.
If it is raining the service will be in the present church in the village at 6.30pm as usual.
Hordle Church, a Norman building, was pulled down in 1829 and moved two miles inland partly due to fears about the crumbling cliff.