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Welcome to Farthingstone

Farthingstone is a delightful small village in the heart of the Northamptonshire countryside. Situated half way between Towcester and Daventry, the village has 79 houses, St Mary’s Church, the Baptist Chapel, The Kings Arms pub and a Village Hall which used to be the school. We also have the Joy Mead Memorial Garden and Cloister as a wonderful amenity for use by the Villagers.

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Saturday 2 December - Christmas in the Cloisters (4.30 - 6.30pm): Always a magical start to Christmas, come and join us in the candle-lit Joy Mead Cloisters for our special celebration.
With the brazier to keep us warm, there will be mulled wine and barbecued sausages, colourful stalls, carol singing round the Christmas tree and games to play - and of course Father Christmas has promised that he will pay us a visit.
Bring along family and friends for a lovely start to the festivities. Free admission.

Thursday 21 December - Concert in St Mary's Church (7pm): Following a very successful evening at Adstone, the concert features the Lambfold Choir along with the folk trio Michaelmas Daisies. Tickets £7.50 (children under 16 free) to include mulled wine and a mince pie. Everyone is very welcome.

Saturday 27 January 2024 - 'Magic & Mystery' evening (7.30pm): A new venture for the Village Hall! Andy Faulkner will be providing the magic and there will be a cocktail bar in addition to the usual bar plus nibbles and finger food. We hope you will get into the spirit of a cabaret style evening and come along in black tie/cocktail dress. The evening start at 7.30pm, tickets are £10 and early booking is essential as spaces will be limited. See you there!


'Farthingstone Foot Fest 2024' - Saturday 1st June:
'FFF' is on! Walkers and runners can enjoy routes through our beautiful countryside ranging in length from 11 miles to a challenging 26 miles. Based around Farthingstone Village Hall, there are 7 checkpoints providing refreshments - and making sure no-one gets lost! - plus a meal (and free beer!) at the end.
Save the date! Further details including how to enter available from the end of November - see the Farthingstone Foot Fest page shown above.


Regular Events

Farthingstone has a busy diary of events throughout the year. New members from the village and surrounding areas are always welcome.
  • Every Monday: Lizzy runs Hatha yoga classes for all at Farthingstone Village Hall 11.30 - 12.45pm. Contact Lizzy via www.yogawalks.co.uk or on 07950 573719 to book a space or for more information.
  • First Thursday every month: Ladies Night in the Kings Arms - from 8.00 pm. An informal chance for a chat in the inviting atmosphere of the Kings Arms.
  • Every Tuesday: Quiz night in the Kings Arms from 7.45pm.
  • Bimonthly from January, 3rd Monday: Parish Council meetings in the Village Hall - 8.00 pm
  • July every year: The Village Tea in the Joy Mead
  • October every year: Harvest Supper in the Village Hall

Recent events

Celebration of Harvest Oct 2023: A parade of vintage tractors, a challenging mouse trail, a scarecrow competition - and a chance to relax and chat in the gorgeous autumn sunshine. £735 raised for the church. Well done everyone!

Harvest Supper Sept 2023: Another great social occasion with an excellemt meal and lots of fun over the auction of produce and bric a brac. A fantastic total of over £1500 was raised, to be split between the Village Hall and the Church. Thanks to everyone who helped and supported.

Outdoor theatre in the Joy Mead Cloisters: 'White Cobra' theatre company brought magical story-telling to the Joy Mead with their adaptation of the Jules Verne classic 'Around the World in 80 Days'. It was lovely to see the garden and Cloisters buzzing. Thank you to all our supporters and helpers!

Farthingstone Big Breakfast: A huge round of applause to the hard-working breakfast team who managed to raise over £1100 in aid of the Turkish and Syria earthquake disaster.

Joy Mead 100th birthday celebrations in 2022:
From 'Mr Toad' to Music Hall, from 'Soul Music' at full volume to the relaxing strains of the wind band, the Joy Mead was full of music and chat and celebrations.We did celebrate the 100th birthday of our lovely garden in style and hopefully Joy would have been proud.

Thank you so much to the amazing team who made it happen. And thank you to all those who came and donated and bought raffle tickets (prizes are on their way!). It wasn't the main aim but we also managed to raise about £2400 for the Joy Mead which is a fantastic result.

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