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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.

Sunday 11 August - Teas at the Village Hall, 2.30 - 5.30pm:
We will be serving tea and homemade cakes in the Village Hall from 2.30 - 5.30 on Sunday 11th. Tea/coffee and delicious cake only £4. Everyone is invited so please come along and enjoy a couple of hours of relaxation in good company - plus take a look at the smartly renovated hall floor and the newly fitted kitchen. We hope to see you there!

Saturday 28 September - Harvest Supper: A date for your diary: we will once again be hosting the Harvest Supper in the Village Hall so please nurture your fruit and veg and start saving your unwanted saleable items for the ever popular auction. More details to follow.

September 19 - 22 & 26 - 29 Open Studio Art:
As part of the Northants & Rutland Open Studios, Jenny Clark will be exhibiting her mixed media paintings in the Baptist Chapel in Farthingstone from Thursday - Sunday Sept 19 - 22 and 26 - 29. Opening hours will be 11am - 4pm.
Jenny will be joined by Katrina from 'Flowers and Strings of Farthingstone' who will be showcasing her dried and fresh flowers alongside Jenny's paintings.

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

'James and the Giant Peach' - in the Joy Mead Cloisters:
Thank you to everyone who came and enjoyed the latest outdoor theatre production by 'White Cobra' in the Joy Mead. The performance was brilliant, the ice cream delicious and it was wonderful to see all the children enjoying playing together round the garden in the interval. Thank you all for supporting Joy Mead.

Storytelling evening by 'Feast of Fools': A first for Farthingstone - an evening of traditional storytelling by 6 accomplished experts in the ancient tradition. We were transported effortlessly from ancient Greece to a variation of Grimm's fairy tales to the wilds of Texas. It was a magical evening with music, laughter and enjoyment by all involved - plus £473 raised for the Joy Mead.

Farthingstone Foot Fest 1st June 2024:
See the Farthingstone Foot Fest page (above).

Spring Tidy-up in the Joy Mead: Another excellent turnout to help get the garden and Cloisters ready for the summer. Thank you everyone! Lots of very useful jobs achieved - and a nice social occasion too.

Magic and cocktails evening: A big 'thank you' to everyone who came along and made the evening a great success. Most of the alcohol for the cocktails was donated, as were the canapes, and this helped us to make an excellent profit of £689 of which £200 has been sent to Parkinsons UK.

Christmas in the Cloisters 2023: What a lovely social evening, loads of villagers and visitors milling around the bar and the brazier and the colourful stalls - all in the magic of the Joy Mead Cloisters. It was very chilly but it was DRY. And Santa was so busy he almost ran out presents!
A massive thanks to all our helpers and to everyone who came and supported us. We raised £1375 for the Joy Mead which is fantastic!

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 excellent 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.


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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