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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.

Events coming up:

Saturday December 2 - Christmas in the Cloisters: Our lovely candlelit Christmas fair will be held on Saturday December 2nd this year, in the Cloisters of the Joy Mead gardens, from 4 - 7pm. There will be stalls to buy presents, Christmas carols and a beautiful tree, games to play and Santa will pay us a visit around 5. There will also be a bar and food to sustain everyone plus a raffle. All proceeds go towards maintaining our unique memorial garden. Save the date and see you there!

Thursday December 7 - Ladies Night in the Kings Arms: Our monthly chat and a drink in the inviting atmosphere of the Kings Arms. Any time from 8pm. Do come and join us.

Saturday 9 June 2018 - Farthingstone Foot Festival: The date is already booked! After another successful event in 2017, Paul is already planning ahead to 2018.

If you would like advance information please click here or for a 2018 entry form please click here.

See you next year!

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:Hatha yoga classes for all at Farthingstone Village Hall 11.45 - 1.00pm. We have spaces for newcomers, all welcome from Farthingstone and neighbouring villages. Contact Lizzy via www.yogawalks.co.uk or on 07950 573719 to book a space or for more information.
  • Every Wednesday: Tai Chi in the Village Hall - 10.00-11.00 am. Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise which can improve balance, posture, mobility and flexibility. Contact Sian Gaskins on 01327 340885 or come along any Wednesday for a taster session.
  • First Thursday every month: Ladies night in the Kings Arms - from 8.00 pm
  • 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

'Farthingstone's got Talent' (October 7): A hugely successful and fun evening with an amazing total of over £3000 raised for the church.

'Joy Stock' (July 19):The overall result of “Joy Stock” has been overwhelming! Collectively, with ticket sales, raffle, bar and some very generous donations we have raised £1,914.95p for the Air Ambulance.
So many people gave their time in order for the event to be a success and I particularly want to thank, Howard and Jim who manned a very profitable bar, Debbie, Tony, Sue, Ben, Dan and Kimmy, who helped clean and decorate the Joy Mead, set up the stage and organise tables and chairs.
Special thanks to the following acts:
“Spontaneity” (Ellie, Tim & Corinne from Sponne School) who delighted the crowd with their keyboard, clarinet and trombone playing
Ben on Ukulele, who sang a number of songs including a revealing song about travelling home from Blakesley Show!
Joe Martin who is a seriously accomplished guitarist and singer, who performed a number of Blues numbers.
The ever popular “Presley Johnson” (Wes, John, Andy & Alex), who delighted the audience and had everyone on their feet, to dance and keep warm on a chilly evening.
The raffle raised a substantial amount, with the star prize being a hamper donated by Tesco (procured by Alan Bell).
Each mission by the Air Ambulance costs £1700 but, more importantly, they can provide urgent treatment during the “golden hour” for people living in a rural area, as I and many others have discovered, this time saver is also a life saver.
Once again, a very big thank you to those who gave donations and to those who bought tickets and attended; your money will be well spent and your generosity outlines once again what a brilliant community we live in.
Peter Stanton.

Joy Mead Tea (July 15): Villagers gathered to celebrate Joy Agnew's birthday at our annual Tea. It was lovely to see lots of people there, young and old, enjoying delicious food and chatting, with the children busy creating new games on the lawn. Many thanks to everyone who came and cooked and helped and donated.

Farthingstone Foot Festival (June 10): Another great success for FFF! A total of 134 walkers and runners took part in either the half or full marathon across our beautiful Northamptonshire countryside. After a week of wind and rain, we were lucky with the weather and it remained dull but dry.A fantastic total of £1400 was raised for local charities. Well done everybody - and all the volunteers who made it happen.
NB FFF 2018 will be on Saturday 9th June.




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