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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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Joy Mead 100th birthday

From 'Mr Toad' to Music Hall, from 'Soul Music' at full volume to the relaxing strains of the wind band, the Joy Mead has been for the last 2 weeks full of music and chat and celebrations.

Now all is peaceful again in the garden and Cloisters and the swifts swooping around make the loudest sound.

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.

Thank you and have a great summer!


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.
  • Every Wednesday: Tai Chi was in the Village Hall but is currently conducted via 'Zoom'. Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise which can improve balance, posture, mobility and flexibility. Contact Sian Gaskins on 01327 340885 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.
  • 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

'Wind in the Willows': Finally we achieved our ambition of bringing outdoor theatre to the Joy Mead, courtesy of 'White Cobra' theatre group. Mr Toad and friends brought the magical story to life in the lovely setting of the Cloisters and it was a delight to see both audience - young and old - and actors enjoying themselves.

Farthingstone Foot Fest 2022: The weather was chilly and damp - but the entrants were as cheerful and positive and inspiring as ever. Thank you to everyone who came - and to those volunteers who endured the rain at the checkpoints, provided meals at the Village Hall and made sure we didn't lose anyone. Another great Foot Fest!

'Christmas in the Cloisters': What a magical start to Christmas! It was a delight to see so many friends and neighbours and visitors thronging the Cloisters. The queue to see Santa in his wonderful Grotto was epic, the band (all members of the Roade Community Orchestra) were marvellous as always and everyone seemed to be having a grand time.
We also raised around £1500 to keep our beautiful Joy Mead open for everyone to enjoy all year round.
Thank you to all the huge team who made it happen - and to everyone who came, donated and supported us.
Merry Christmas everyone!

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