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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:

Sunday March 25 - Farthingstone Litter Pick: Come and help with our annual clean up of all the litter within the Parish boundary. Meet at 10.00 at the Village Hall. Bags and equipment provided. Tea, coffee and homemade cakes to finish!

Thursday April 5 - 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 April 7 - Music, Dance and Fish Supper Night in the Village Hall: Your favourite band 'Back in Time' will be joining us live with music to listen and dance to. They are performing two sets with Fish and Chips being served in the interval at approximately 20.30. Bar open from 6.30pm. Tickets £12.50 including the supper - contact 01327 361697. Look forward to seeing you there!

Sunday April 8 - Joy Mead Spring Tidy-up: Join us for a good social (coffee and biscuits provided!) plus some useful jobs getting the Joy Mead ready for summer. Everyone welcome, anytime between 10.00 and 12.00.

Saturday 9 June 2018 - Farthingstone Foot Festival: An opportunity for a walk or run through the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside. There are two loops starting at Farthingstone Village Hall - the shortest distance is 11 miles and the longest a full marathon. Regular drink stations are provided and refreshments at the finish.
For further information please click here or for a 2018 entry form please click here.

Sunday17 June - Joy Mead Garden Party: A follow-up to the fun occasion of 2016. There will be craft stalls, scrumptious teas, local ale and pimms tent, live music from Lincoln Noe and, games including the famous tug of war - lots of fun to be had by everyone! All proceeds go to maintaining the Joy Mead. 2 - 5pm.

Saturday 14 July - Joy Mead annual Village Tea: Held in the Cloisters in celebration of Joy's birthday and free to all villagers (visitors welcome for a small charge). Starts at 5.30pm.


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

Christmas in the Cloisters 2017: A good crowd braved the chill and drizzle to celebrate the start of Christmas in the magical surroundings of the Joy Mead Cloisters. Santa paid us a visit, the fairy lights and candles twinkled, the Band played and it was lovely to see everyone.
A massive thanks to all those who helped and donated and supported. We raised about £850 to help maintain our beautiful garden which is a fantastic bonus.

'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 raised £1,914.95p for the Air Ambulance.

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.




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